Lewis Parr


Lewis is a Deacon at Otter Creek Community Church. He has been married to his wife Loral for 25 years. He has a passion for teaching the Word of God and Men's Ministry. His wife, Loral, also teaches the Word to new Christians. They have two college age daughters, Jessica and Jennifer. Lewis and Loral both enjoy running and have completed many marathons. They also love family vacations with their daughters.


David Stearns


David is a Deacon, Administrator, Treasurer, and Bible Study Teacher at Otter Creek Community Church. David's passion is serving God in what ever capacity he is needed. He has been married to Theresa for almost 32 years. They have two boys and two girls, Michael, Carri, Daniel,  and Melissa.

David retired in 2018. His hobbies include: hunting, yard work, gardening, and Honey do’s.


Chris Critton

Chair of Operations

Chris is the Chair of Operations at Otter Creek Community Church. He also serves on the Media Team and is a Trustee of the church. Chris has been married to Meleah for more than 20 years. They have 3 children, CJ, Jeremiah and Sarah. In his spare time Chris enjoys sporting events and
attending car shows.


Dr. Melinda Smith

Missions and Ministry Team Leader

Dr. Melinda Smith serves as the Mission and Ministry Team Leader. She has a heart for sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting community. Melinda understands the necessity for brothers and sisters in Christ to grow in love, grace, knowledge, and purpose. She is the mother of an adventurous, young adult daughter, Alyssa.


Rev. Ralph Nelson

Chairperson of Ministry

Reverend Ralph Nelson serves as Associate Minister and as the Ministry Team Chairperson at Otter Creek Community Church. He is the father of one daughter, Grayce Allison Nelson. He has been a Little Rock Firefighter for twenty five years. He also serves as an Emotional Aid relief person on the LRFD Peer Team and ARLEAP (Arkansas Law Enforcement Assistance Program) as part of their Critical Incident Debriefing Teams.

Image by Adrien Olichon

Charlotte Jackson & Mallory Gatson

Interim Directors of Children's Church



Melissa Lamb


Melissa has over 20 years of administrative experience. She was born and raised in the New England area and moved to Arkansas to start a new chapter in her life. She has two adult children, Ken and Jenna. Melissa enjoys going for walks outside and communing with nature.


Debbie Jackson

Church Clerk/Sunday School Teacher

Debbie is currently serving in the positions of Church Clerk, Women's Sunday Morning Bible Study Teacher, and a member of the Finance Committee. She is also a wife, mother, and grandmother.


Tia Goins

Website Administrator

Tia is currently serving as the Website Administrator. She is happily married to her husband, Marcelle Goins. They have one daughter, Makenzie. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.