Carlos Dourado was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, the son of a Presbyterian minister. He came to know the Lord through the Ministry of Word of Life in Brazil. Carlos and his wife, Pam moved to Northern Virginia when Carlos retired in 2015, after a long career as a pharmaceutical executive. His career took them to live in five different countries and eight different cities. In addition to serving with Oakseed as the Ministry Liaison to Latin America, focusing on Argentina and Brazil, Carlos is an elder at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA, does translations (English to Portuguese) for The Gospel Coalition and is Vice-President of the Board of Sanctity of Life Ministries. His favorite pastimes are fishing, traveling, watching soccer, reading and going for long walks. Carlos and Pam have two married sons and four grandchildren.
Ministry Liaison to Latin America
Rev. Imad Aubrey
Imad Aubrey is a pastor from Lebanon who has served churches and worked to train pastors and churches in outreach to Arabs and Muslims since 2001. He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and currently serves as a pastor at Town North Presbyterian Church in Richardson, TX. Imad and his wife Ruba have one son.
Ministry Liaison to MENA
Rev. Dr. Craig DiBenedictis
Rev. Craig DiBenedictis serves as Oakseed’s Ministry Liaison in Chile, El Salvador, and Peru. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Craig served as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian in Brick, New Jersey, for over thirty years. A graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Craig and his wife Linda are the parents of two adult children.
Ministry Liaison to Latin America
Dr. Rick Horne
Rick Horne has over 30 years of experience in Christian school counseling and has served on the board of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for 20 years. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University (BS), Reformed Educational Seminary (MDiv), and West Chester University (MEd), and Westminster Theological Seminary (DMin). He has developed, in association with CCEF, a curriculum in pastoral counseling for urban church leaders and serves as Site Coordinator for The Urban Ministry Institute in Chester, PA. Rick has served in bivocational pastoral ministry in three Philadelphia area churches over the last 38 years. Dr. Horne is the author of six books for students, teachers, and parents and has taught on related topics in schools and conferences in Europe, Africa, Asia and North, South, and Central America. Rick and his wife Betty have six children and 15 grandchildren.
Ministry Liaison to Africa and the Dominican Republic
Ministry Liaison to India
Rev. Sam Oluoch
Sam Oluoch has been a pastor and church-planter in Kenya for over 20 years. Currently, Sam is planting a church in the city of Nairobi in partnership with Grace Baptist Church, Kisumu. Grace Baptist Church began as a church plant that met for worship in the Oluoch’s home. Sam is also on staff at Kisumu Reformed School of Theology, a seminary of which he is a co-founder. Sam holds degrees from Africa International University (Nairobi, Kenya) and Highlands Theological College (Dingwall, Scotland). Before being called to full-time ministry in 1999, Sam worked as an Agricultural Officer in the Kenyan government. Sam and his wife Melly have two adult children.
Ministry Liaison to Africa
Tiffany Crosley is the Director of Oakseed Ministries International. As the daughter of Oakseed’s founder, the Rev. Dr. Edward Bradley, Tiffany has served Oakseed in multiple capacities since her childhood, including serving on the board and working as a fundraising consultant, graphic designer, and administrative volunteer before being asked to direct the organization in 2016. Before leading Oakseed Ministries, Tiffany served as the director of philanthropy for the John Jay Institute, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, the Alabama Policy Institute, and the Tax Foundation. Tiffany holds a BS in political science from Appalachian State University. Tiffany and her husband John have five children.
John Crosley serves as the Missions Director of Oakseed Ministries International. Having a passion for evangelism and missions along with being married to Tiffany has led to John serving Oakseed unofficially for years as a management consultant and web developer. In 2019, John turned over the day-to-day operations of his business to officially join the Oakseed team. John is an entrepreneur and has successfully run an online university faculty recruiting business since 2008. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Pierce College and has extensive web development experience. A Philadelphia native, John served as the Project Director for SeedVentures, a local non-profit, and was a senior sales representative for News-Line Communications. John and Tiffany have five children and live near Philadelphia, PA.
Erin Buchanan is the Programs and Sponsorship Coordinator of Oakseed Ministries International. Erin joined Oakseed in this position in 2017 after several years at American Home Life International, a student home-stay organization. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Erin has experience creating and improving organizational processes, teaching, managing social media, and providing administrative support to both domestic and international parties. Erin holds a BA in Education and BS in Biblical Studies from Cairn University. She and her husband Ian have two children.