Meet Our Staff
Pastor Scott Bolton
Scott Bolton has been Pastor of White Oak Baptist Church since September 2017; and has served churches in California, Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee since 1992. Scott is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and left California after high school to attend college in Virginia. He is a 1992 graduate of Liberty University, VA, and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. Scott and his wife Jennifer were married in 1993, and have three children: Kaitlyn and Autumn and Cody.
Jennifer is actively involved with our Wonderland Kid’s Ministry, our Women’s Ministry, and plays with the Celebration Bell Ringers. Kaitlyn graduated from Liberty University in 2017 with a Bachelor Degree in Business/Entrepreneurship. She is currently attending the Paul Mitchell School in Raleigh, and hopes to one day open her own salon. Autumn also graduated from Liberty in 2017 with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. She is employed at the University of Virginia Medical Hospital on the Labor and Delivery floor. Cody graduated from Tracy High School, CA in 2017, and after much consideration, decided to forgo playing baseball at the University of Michigan and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization after being drafted in the 6th round.
Scott has enjoyed being involved in the community through various schools, athletic and civic organizations. He has coached junior football and baseball, served as the Character Coach for the West High School football team, and is currently a member of Board at the Archer Lodge Community Center.
Dara Edwards – Music Director
Dara is a lifelong member of White Oak Baptist Church and has been our Music Director for many years.  She leads the Adult and Children’s Choirs, the Adult Handbells Group known as Celebration Ringers and is responsible for all music at White Oak Baptist Church.  Dara owns a music studio in Clayton where she has taught piano to countless children in the area.  White Oak Baptist Church is blessed to have Dara provide her musical talents to our church.  Dara has two children, Will and Ally