Our Commitment

In our spiritual community, we take commitment very seriously. Life is hard, but it’s easier when those around you are just as committed to your success as you are. Jesus didn’t do life alone, so why would we? Our commitment to each other fuels our mission, lays the foundation of our home churches and empowers the way we impact the community and world around us.

Our Mission

To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values

Commitment

We cannot obey God without help from others. We seek to live life together, loving and encouraging one another. When we do that, we’re the community of hope God uses to share His message with the world.

Intimacy

One of our deepest longings is to be fully known and loved. We believe and practice that at the Oasis. Though we taste this in our weekend gatherings, we experience this more deeply in our home churches.

Amateur Leadership

We believe a church thrives when led by those within it. We could hire a bunch of professionals to accommodate our tastes, but we’d rather invite God’s people to fully utilize their God-given abilities to serve one another.

Our Beliefs

The Bible is God’s Word to us.
There is one true and living God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We are all separated from God because we have rejected His love and authority.
God has graciously acted in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to restore us to Himself.

Jesus established the Church and filled it with His Holy Spirit to continue His rescue mission on earth.
Jesus will return personally and visibly to decide the eternal destiny of all people, based on their response to Him.
Perhaps a better statement of faith is the Apostles’ Creed, repeated by believers of every major tradition for centuries:

We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Loving God. Loving People.

Our Leaders


Founding Pastor

David Gainey

David and his wife Hope have been married for twenty-three years. Originally from Alabama, David and Hope have lived in Tucson and led the Oasis for nineteen years. They have four children: Grace, Joy, Faith, and Graham (& recently “adopted” Nicole).
David received a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Samford University and later earned his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.
Sports teams: Arizona Basketball and Auburn Football
Food: Seafood, desserts
TV Shows: Seinfeld, The Office, Psych
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Associate Pastor

Dustin DeJong

Dustin and his wife Lori are parents to three children: Peyton, Colby and Jeremiah. They’re both Tucson natives and love to spend time at home as a family or in a cabin in Greer, AZ.
Dustin was a student under David Gainey at Pima Community College, where he did his general studies. He’s still in the process of finishing his undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry from Hope International University.
Sports teams: Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Wildcats
Food: Anything from the grill.
Music:The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, The Head and the Heart and Hillsong United.
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Office Manager

Annette Weneck

Annette lives with her husband Tom and three children, Naomi, Jacob and Hannah. They love to go camping, especially on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico.
Annette attended Glendale High School, Glendale Community College and Arizona State University, where she studied accounting.
Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Music: Aerosmith
Pastime: Photography
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College Intern

Annie Valencia

Annie is originally from California and is the sixth of seven children.
Annie received her bachelor of arts in Theater from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona.
Food: Italian
Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Location: The beach
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