The Oakley's are Assemblies of God missionaries from Concord, NC. They currently live just outside of Budapest, Hungary in the town of Diosd. They are involved in several different areas of ministry, one of which is an international church in Budapest The Oakleys helped plant Riverside Church Budapest in 2014. The church celebrated it's 7th anniversary in Sept. 2021. The Oakleys have also worked with Europe's Heart, a compassion-based ministry focused on reaching the outcast and marginalized of society, beginning with the Roma (Gypsies) of Slovakia. The Oakley's have hosted short-term mission teams for Europe's Heart, usually working in the areas of construction and evangelism. Additionally, the Oakley's started a youth ministry called H2O youth Budapest in 2014. Every other week, there are around 25 - 30 teenagers that meet to worship God. One last thing, the Oakley's are involved with coaching (and playing on) Hungarian baseball teams. This has become a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with Hungarian young people and their families.
The Oakley's began their first term as Central Europe missionaries in 2004, living in Dresden, Germany. They hosted 30 short-term missions teams over their first term, working in the countries of Germany, Poland, Czech Rep., Austria, Slovakia, & Hungary.
The Oakley’s felt God leading them to move to Prague, Czech Republic for their second term in 2009. They continued to host missions teams and pastors throughout Central Europe, working with a total of 25 different teams and individuals. They began to branch out into other areas of ministry as well, such as street evangelism, prayer ministry, children’s ministry, and women’s ministry.
Chris is a 1989 graduate of Wake Forest University. He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, as well as a licensed residential building contractor. Lenee' is a 1993 graduate of UNC-Charlotte. She is a registered nurse who has worked in hospitals, doctor's offices, nursing homes, and Hospice House. They have five children: Nathan (23 - grad. student at Evangel Univ.), Aaron (21 - student at Carson-Newman Univ.), Matthew (19 - student at North Central Univ.), Madelyn (17) and Abigail (14). They have worked with over 100 different short-term mission teams and traveled in over 30 different countries.
Chris Jan. 16
Lenee' Nov. 23
Nathan July 14
Aaron June 9
Matthew Aug. 30
Madelyn Dec. 4
Abigail March 4