Oral Lyons, Pastor

Pastor Oral Lyons is an anointed minister of the Gospel making biblical principles applicable to daily living. Pastor Oral, and his wife, Diane, have been serving Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church for over 31 years, and are still going strong.

Pastor Oral was born in Jacksonville, FL, May 1954. He has lived in other states for a brief period of time. However, he has lived in Baker County, FL, for the greater portion of his life.

At the age of 24, Pastor Oral became a follower of Christ. In 1981, he preached his first sermon and became the bi-vocational pastor of SCHC in July 1983. Due to the church’s growth, we were able to hire him as full-time pastor in July 1985.

The Sunday before Pastor Oral was voted in there were only 12 in attendance. Through God’s grace and blessings, we now have about 250 in attendance on Sunday mornings. Through his leadership, the men of our church were able to build our current church building by hand, have our Fellowship Hall built and pave the parking lot—just to name a few. He has also implemented several ministries, including his passion—our mobile team, which you can learn more about here.  We are excited to have Pastor Oral Lyons as our leader. We firmly believe God will continue to bless his ministry. We look forward to the future because  the best is still yet to come!


Justin Griffis, Christian Education Director

Rev. Justin Griffis is an ordained minister of the Congregational Holiness Church, Inc. He is an excellent minister and teacher of the Gospel. He surrendered his life to Christ in 2000, and felt called to the ministry not long after.

He has always lived in Baker County, FL.

He married Amber in 2006. They have two beautiful children together—Cohen and Gentri.

He currently serves as the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the Congregational Holiness FL. District Presbytery. He has excelled as our Christian Education Director for the past nine years and continues to bless us through his ministry. We are expecting great things from his leadership at SCHC.


Pastor Oral Lyons and Rev. Justin Griffis are family-friendly ministers. They love building personal relationships with their congregants, and helping them find places to grow and serve in the church. They would love the chance to meet you in person. Coffee's on them.