Meet Our Staff
Seeking to Honor God and Serve You
Greg Oppenhuis has been the pastor of Big Springs Baptist Church since September 2003. Greg received his Masters of Religious Education degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greg has also completed work towards a Masters of Theology Degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. Before entering the ministry Greg was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 13 years as an engineer and manager. Greg and his wife, Peg, are originally from Illinois. They have two married daughters, three grandsons and one granddaughter. Greg announced that he will be retiring in July 2022.
Minister of Music, Worship and the Arts
Wes Moore has ministered on the Big Springs staff since 1990. He holds music degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of North Texas. He is also Associate Dean/Chair of the Department of Music of the College of Fine Arts at Dallas Baptist University. Before coming to Big Springs, Wes served in churches in Pauls Valley and McAlester, Oklahoma. He has sung in churches and with symphonies and opera companies throughout the southwestern United States. Wes is married to his college sweetheart, Melanie, who is a freelance musician, accompanist, and choral conductor.
Bob will serve as our Interim Pastor while we search for a full time Senior Pastor. He served as Pastor at Northlake Baptist Church in Garland, TX from 1978-2006. Currently he serves as a part time consultant for Dallas Baptist Association. Bob received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Clinic and Cares Ministry. He has received training in many areas of church ministry including coaching, church consulting, church revitalization, evangelism, discipleship, and interim pastoral ministry. Bob has been married to his wife Ellen for 48 years, has 2 grown children who are now married, and has 1 grandson. We look forward to Bob's temporary shepherding of our church beginning July 31st.
Ernie is a current member at Big Springs and will be at the church during the week to handle the daily operations as well as teach Wednesday night bible study. Ernie has served as Pastor at many several different church in Arkansas, Michigan and Texas. His last pastorate was at Valley View Baptist Church in Farmers Branch, TX. He retired in 2013, but has continued to be active in ministry, especially in pulpit supply opportunities for churches within the Dallas Baptist Association. Ernie received his Masters of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas. Ernie's wife of 57 years, Meredith, is also a member and teaches our children's Sunday school class. We are fortunate to have Ernie step in and help until we find our new full time pastor!