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Lead Pastor Jason Hovde

Reverend Jason Hovde pastored for seven-and-a-half years on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota before coming to Oasis Church during the summer of 2021. Jason is excited to serve in sunny Florida where the people are diverse and welcoming. His passion is for teaching God’s word through expository preaching and discipleship. He is married to Jenelle and they have three children in elementary and middle school. He enjoys golfing, reading, and exploring nature, particularly cultivating flowers and tropical plants in the yard. Jenelle enjoys writing fiction and homeschooling. 

Jason loves to think about and interact with God's Word. Among his favorite preachers are Alistair Begg, John MacArthur, C. H. Spurgeon, Voddie Baucham, and Steve Lawson. He enjoys diving deep into God's Word with Logos Bible Software. (Download a free digital version of Logos and the companion app Faithlife for your mobile device.) He also enjoys fiction. It helps him to connect the ideas of scripture and doctrine to human nature and the relationships between fallen people. Among his favorite novels are everything Charles Dickens, John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. Among his favorite bible study books are J. I. Packer's Knowing God, D. A. Carson's Praying With Paul, and R. C. Sproul's The Holiness of God. He also enjoys anything by A. W. Tozer and C. S. Lewis. His preferred Bible translation is the ESV.

You can hear Pastor Jason's Teachings here: Sermons and Teaching

To reach out to Pastor Jason, email him:

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Youth Director Leland Herring

Leland’s upbringing in Haiti and Miami instilled in him a love for diversity. Leland speaks English, Creole and Spanish and has lived in Royal Palm Beach with his wife, Melissa for over 25 years. They are enjoying this season of trusting the Lord with their two adult children. William, 22, is pursuing mechanics at Palm Beach State College. Tyneisha, 19, is a soccer-playing bio-chemistry major at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA.

Leland has been on staff with the Palm Beach County Youth for Christ for 21 years. He directs various programs with the intent of sharing Jesus and raising Godly students. Although it may sound simple, Leland’s position for modeling the Good News to students is, “This life is temporary… the next one is forever.” A personal relationship with Christ is everything. Romans 5:8 is one of his favorite verses, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us.”

Find out more about Leland's ministry to Youth

Leland can be reached at

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Office Administrator Jessica Hart

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