Tyrone Alston was called by God when he was five years old when the Holy Spirit sovereignly came into his bedroom. At the age of seventeen, he fully committed his life to Jesus. Tyrone and his wife Venetia began their spiritual assignment in July of 2002 after being ordained into the ministry in June of that same year. Pastor Tyrone's understanding and ability to teach God's Word in a relevant and revelatory matched with Venetia's prophetic mantle and insight make for a winning combination in restoring hurting, broken lives. The Holy Spirits instruction to Pastor Tyrone and Venetia at the inception of the Oasis was to serve His precious people looking for nothing in return from them and their return would come from the Almighty God. Pastor Tyrone and Venetia's passion is to be great through other people. Their anointing has proven itself in developing anointed preachers and teachers with hearts to impact the world. Pastor Tyrone believes innate in every believer is potential seeds of absolute greatness. His and Venetia's mission is to pull the greatness of God out of every believer facilitating their purpose and God given destiny. Pastor Tyrone and Venetia are about you and what God has for you. The anointing in their lives will truly ignite passion in anyone exposed to it. Pastor Tyrone truly believes in the God and glory of God in every believer. Pastor Tyrone and Venetia have three beautiful children and six beautiful grandchildren and count every believer they come in contact with as family. Another intense passion for Pastor and his wife is the local church. They also embrace God's call to go into local churches bringing strength and encouragement, uplifting and supporting the local Pastors and their God given vision. They believe that together we will see God's glory manifest in the earth.
Elder Colvin and Medina Lanthier serve at the Oasis in an Elder-ship capacity as well as worship Administrator and children Ministry director. Evidence of this man & woman of Gods encounter, is in their selfless service to the kingdom of God and the people of God. Colvin and Medina are exceptional examples of service and commitment and loyalty. Their effectiveness in what they do invokes effectiveness for those around them. Pastor Tyrone and Venetia is humbled to co-labor together with them.
The scripture that best exemplifies Colvin and Medina is
Philippians 2:20 Amplified Bible
"For I have no one like him [no one of so kindred a spirit] who will be so genuinely interested in your welfare and devoted to your interests."
Pastor Charles and Grace Sprigg serve with Pastor Tyrone and Venetia as committed leaders to the Oasis family. Charles and Grace bring a fraternal and maternal element as well as a strength and compassion that helps facilitate the purpose of God in the lives of His people. Pastor Charles and Grace have 3 sons and 2 daughters and five grand children.
The scripture that best characterizes Pastor Charles and Grace's Christian experience is
John 14:26 John 14:26 Amplified Bible
"But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you."
Phyllis M. Anderson served alongside her husband, Minister Willie C Anderson in The Church of God in Christ until his sudden death in 1999. Phyllis spiritual insight and experience is a great contribution to the ministry of Oasis. The Holy Spirit led Phyllis to become a part of the Oasis family as she was exposed to the teaching ministry of Pastor Tyrone Alston at cornerstone. She serves the Lord and his people in various compassities Phyllis is head intercessor as well as Minister for the Oasis Womans ministry. Phyllis Anderson has an undeniable mantle to the body of Christ.
The scripture that best exemplifies Ms. Anderson is
2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV
"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching."
Tonia Alston was lead to Christ by her brother Pastor Tyrone Alston. From the moment God called Tonia to the Oasis, she has served relentlessly in many different capacities. Tonia serves in the worship team as well as hospitality ministry including making meals for homeless woman and children. Tonia has also embrassed Gods call to minister His word. Tonia has passion for single woman and single mothers.
Tonia says "her first ministry is to her 3 beautiful children".
The scripture that best exemplifies Tonia is
Proverbs 31:28-29 Amplified Bible
"Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying], Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all."