About Pinnacle

Does The World Leave You Wanting More?

Maybe you feel exhausted, drained, and overwhelmed with the emptiness of everyday life. Maybe you feel like something is missing. Maybe you know something needs to change, but you have no idea where to start.

Wherever you find yourself in life, you aren’t alone. We face those same struggles, and we want to help you through them.

Pinnacle Community Church is a safe haven for growing your faith, developing deep relationships with others, and answering the biggest questions of life. You can come as you are without fear of judgment and leave with the healing and hope only Jesus can provide.

A Home for People of All Walks of Life

At Pinnacle, we provide a warm, welcoming place for you to strengthen your relationship with God and with others. We’re more than just a community; we’re a family. We walk alongside you on your journey and encourage one another along the way.
Our services are held in large, open spaces where you can know where you need to go right away. We provide inclusive group experiences so you can have a place to connect with others and develop meaningful relationships. We also offer Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step process designed to help you find healing.
Whether you want to find a place for your family to belong, meet people with a shared passion and love for the Scriptures, or learn more about the healing power of God, you’re always welcome at Pinnacle.

Our Core Values

Love

Learning to unconditionally love God, our neighbors, and ourselves.

Grace

Experiencing God's
boundless acceptance and love.

Forgiveness

Embracing & practicing forgiveness of ourselves and others.

Practice

Acting in a way that brings God's light into our lives and interactions.

Statement of Faith

1 – We believe in God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God has revealed Himself through the Bible as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  God is one God in three persons.  This concept has been referred throughout the history of the church as “The Trinity.”  (Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
 
2 –We believe in Jesus Christ.Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 
He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death.  We believe that Jesus will come again to establish a new heaven and a new earth! (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
 
3 – We believe in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make human beings aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit works in our lives from conception pouring out God’s grace into each of us.  When we say “yes” to God the Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer spiritual gifts for building up the church. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 1:13)
 
4 – We believe and trust in the authority of Scripture.
The Scripture of the Old and New Testament is God’s truth for us.  It was written by human authors under the inspiration of God.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth that will faithfully guide us in all aspects of life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, Proverbs 30:5)

5 – We believe humanity was created in the image of God but is cursed by sin. 
People are made in the image of God to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are hindered by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin.  All human beings need Jesus Christ to save them from the results of sin. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)

6 – We believe the mission of the Church is to make disciples.
The Church doesn’t just exist to get people into heaven but also to train and equip them so that they are complete in Christ and able to live for Him here on Earth.  The Church is the hope of the world as it points everyone to Jesus by loving like Jesus loves, by serving like Jesus serves, by sacrificing like Jesus sacrifices, and by forgiving like Jesus forgives! (Matthew 16:18; Acts 4:32-37; Acts 9:31; 1 Corinthians 1:10)

Pinnacle doesn’t claim anything unique in our statement of faith.  These core beliefs are the very ones that the first church believed as they expanded from Jerusalem throughout the world.  You will see these core beliefs reflected in our teaching and in the character of our community.  If you have any questions about our core faith beliefs don’t hesitate to contact our Pastoral Team:  Kurt Oheim, Justin Roberts, or Andy Forman.

Meet Our Staff

Kurt Oheim

Lead Pastor
Kurt Oheim is the lead pastor at Pinnacle. He and his wife Laura have been partnering in ministry since 1980 and helped found Pinnacle in 1997. Together, they have pastored churches in Louisiana, Colorado, and Texas. They have five children — Zach, Grayson, Benjamin, Hannah and Audrey. His vision for Pinnacle is to provide people with a safe family environment that helps them grow in hope and purpose as they learn to follow Jesus.

Justin Roberts

Community Life Pastor
As Pinnacle’s community life pastor, Justin Roberts oversees the LifeGroups and pastoring the community. He and his wife have two daughters who are twelve years apart. He arrived at Pinnacle in 2010 and served as the youth pastor for about five years before moving into the community life role. Justin considers Pinnacle his family and loves having the privilege of helping people find and live out the life God has called them to. His other joys are playing guitar, writing, and training for and running Spartan Races.

Andy Forman

Executive Pastor
Andy Forman and his wife Nannette came to Pinnacle in 1998. He joined the staff in 2005. Andy owns Marble Slab Creamery, is a self-proclaimed foodie, and plays tennis. He loves to play guitar and leads worship at Pinnacle. His three children and four grandchildren keep him busy and make him very proud. In his spare time, he and Nannette enjoy traveling.

Mason Jones

Pinnacle Youth Minister
Mason Jones is the youth minister at Pinnacle Community Church. He first began attending Pinnacle in the fall of 2015 and join the staff in July 2021. Mason met his wife Cortney while serving in youth together. Mason and Cortney are proud cat parents to the two best cats ever Nala and Lily. Mason first felt the calling into youth ministry when he was 15 years old at a youth event in New Mexico and is very happy to be a part of the growth of the students of the Refuge. He also enjoys working on and building computers, playing guitar, singing, watching Texas Tech football and is the biggest Star Wars nerd you will ever meet. (Feel free to challenge me)

Hannah Liz

Worship Pastor
Hannah Liz has been at Pinnacle for over 20 years and on staff since Easter 2014. She has two beautiful children who light up her world — Joab and Alinea. She is passionate about people encountering the presence of the Holy Spirit and learning to hear the voice of the Lord. She believes everyone has a divine purpose, and God has called each and every person to bring heaven to earth. Hannah is also a hair stylist and loves making people feel beautiful!
She also absolutely loves traveling as often as she gets the chance to. 

Jaala Penouilh

Pinnacle Kids Minister
Jaala Penouilh is the Director of Children's Ministry at Pinnacle. She has been attending this loving and welcoming church since the beginning of 2018. Jaala was born and raised in Amarillo and is a dog-mom of two sweet fur babies, Gizmo & Mollie Jane. She is an artist and entrepreneur, but, more importantly, a lover of ministry and helping people find the love God has for each of us. She has been blessed to work with the kids at Pinnacle and show them the joy of loving Jesus. In her free time, Jaala loves crafting and anything outdoors!

Riki Cator

Mother's Day Out  Program Director
Riki Cator is the director of Pinnacle’s Mother’s Day Out Program. Riki is married to her husband, Dakota, and together they have two children, Quayden and Ellisyn. On the days Riki is not at Pinnacle you can find her at Tortoise and the Hair Salon assisting stylists or doing bridal hair or working as a traveling doula. Riki is passionate about children from conception, to adulthood. Riki lives by the words of Proverbs 22:6; she is passionate to see children step into their Christ given identity and bring God’s Kingdom everywhere they go.

Shelly Jines

Connections Director
Shelly Jines is Pinnacle’s Connections Director. She is a widowed mother of four children ~ Gace, Jett, Jentry and Lynnley whom she feels blessed to have been a stay-at-home Mommy to for the past 20 years. Along with her children, she adores her fur-babies ~ Hooch, Otis and Sooner who have brought her much unconditional love and pure joy. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home Mommy, her background is in Church Administration and the Funeral Industry. Possessing a servant’s heart, those work experiences have opened her heart to the compassionate ministry of assisting others thru the ups and downs of life. She understands the importance of genuinely loving one another and making the most of the time God gives us here on Earth. She looks forward to pursuing what sets her soul on fire while pursuing and growing the Kingdom of God.

Lincoln Blakeney

Food Pantry Director and Care Team Leader
Lincoln Anderson Blakeney was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He first started attending Pinnacle in 2016. Her served in the United States Air Force from 1998-2008 in the primary duties of logistics. He has lived in more than half a dozen states, but has spent most of his life in Texas and Hawaii. He has two beautiful children, Emily and Lincoln Adam. He enjoys reading, cooking, and playing with his dog, Charlie.

Lisa Blake

Women's Ministry Director
Lisa was in banking from 1991 to 2002, satrting at First National Bank of Amarillo and later working with Wells Fargo, focusing on business development, marketing, employee motivation, and HR, as well as wearing many other hats. Lisa is currently the Executive Director of Leadership Amarillo since 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the adult and teen programs.
Lisa grew up in Amarillo, has been married to Ron for 40 years. They have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Lisa is involved in various civic and community organizations, having served on many community boards and committees.
Lisa also serves as an experienced inspirational speaker at various civic events, conferences, meetings and retreats.

Joseph Campoamor

Men's Ministry Director
Joseph Campoamor and his wife Ashley joined Pinnacle in November of 2019. They have a beautiful daughter along with 2 cats and two dogs. Joseph first felt the push into ministry as a teenager, where he started pursing God more (usually through music) and learning about what it means to be apart of ministry. Now God has given him to opportunity to serve as a men's ministry leader at Pinnacle. Aside from ministry, he also enjoys smoking cigars, singing/playing guitar, and traveling to new places with his family.

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