You spoke and 73% of those voting approved Travis Marshall to be our new Lead Pastor. This has been an eleven month process that is still not done. Now that we have voted, Travis and his family will have fifteen days to make their final decision. As we await their decision please continue to keep the Church, the Leadership, Pastoral Staff, and the Marshall family in your prayers. 

For those who like the details, here is the math of it all. Of the 213 ballots cast, there were 155 yes and 58 no. 73% in favor, exceeding the two-thirds requirement of 67% 

As a reminder the 2017-2021 Church of the Nazarene Manual, section 115, Calling of a Pastor, states: An ordained elder or licensed minister (elder track) may be called to pastor a church by two-thirds favorable vote by ballot of the church members of voting age present and voting at a properly called annual or special meeting of the chruch, provided that; 1) the nomination shall have the prior approval of the district superintendent, Steve Scott, and 2) The individual shall have been nominated to the church by the church board by two-thirds vote by ballot of all its members. 

Travis, his wife Kim, along with their three daughters, Mackenna, Kate and Bailey, have up to fifteen days to respond to an afirmative vote. Our Church Leadership Team (CLT) will be in contact with Travis in regards to our next steps. Continue to pray through this process.
 Dr. Travis Marshall

Dr. Travis Marshall


The Oroville congregation is encouraged to pray for how God will lead as votes are cast on December 30 and January 6. Thank you for continuing in prayer as we seek God’s will for the future of pastoral leadership in our church.”

Questions and/or comments can be directed to the Church Leadership Team (CLT) at

Read Travis Marshall's Information
Travis loves people and is zealous about being an ambassador of care and hope. It’s natural for Travis to see a relationship as the goal and not a means to some other goal. This is exemplified by the impact his life has had in both the larger communities he has lived in and the local churches he has served. In every community Travis has shared in it’s life by either establishing or collaborating, at a high level, with a community resource non-profit as a part of his ministry. His missional conviction has never stayed confined to the four walls of the church and for this reason many lives have been cared for. Travis is instinctively gifted in creating momentum through vision-based stories of interaction and collaboration. Whether it is fundraising, grant writing or launching a new community renewal project by rallying the existing community leaders he has found great success.

Director of Development at Covenant Theological Seminary
September 2014 – Present
Director Of Communications
August 2012 – August 2014 (2 years 1 month)
Lead Pastor
January 2009 – August 2012 (3 years 8 months)
Lead Pastor
August 2006 – December 2008 (2 years 5 months)
Pastor of Student Ministries
June 2002 – July 2006 (4 years 2 months)
Youth and Family Pastor
August 1999 – July 2002 (3 years)
Print Market Research & Training
January 1998 – August 1999 (1 year 8 months)

Covenant Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Shame Lifting (Dissertation), 2013 – 2018 Bethel Seminary-St. Paul
Master’s Degree, Master of Divinity (Leadership), 2011 – 2012 Fuller Theological Seminary
Master’s Degree, Master of Divinity (Leadership),
2006 – 2010 Gallup University (School of Leadership)
Level II Strength-based leadership coach certificate, Leadership, 2007 – 2008 Point Loma Nazarene University
Bachelor’s Degree, Communications and Busniess, 1994 – 1998
Activities and Societies: NCAA Div. I speech and debate runner up (1996-97). Graduated at the top of the business & Marketing/Communications department (1998).


Following the retirement of lead pastor Dennis Day in January of 2018, our church is now in an interim season. Pastor Ed Redfern has been appointed as the interim pastor to help lead our church through this time.

The church board is working with Steve Scott, our district superintendent, in accordance with the Nazarene Manual to call a new lead pastor following the interim.

Please be in prayer for our board members as they steward this season.

Steve Scott has been with us numerous times over the past months. He shared information regarding the local church pastoral search procedure.

This page will be updated as more information is available.

If you have any additional questions or comments that are not addressed here, please email our Church Board at