Royal Oak

Pastors & Staff

Jon Morales

  • Position Royal Oak Campus Pastor

After becoming a Christian at age 18, Jon felt called to pastoral ministry—a passion that has only increased through the years. Jon met and married his wife Anna in New York City in 1999. They have four children: Rayne, Jett, Piper, and Saylor. They also have the privilege of caring for Jon’s aging mother. Jon graduated from New York University with a bachelor of arts, from Reformed Theological Seminary with a masters in biblical studies, and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies. Jon enjoys thinking about the Word of God, looking into his wife’s blue eyes, seeing people grow in worship of Jesus Christ, and eating chicken wings with his children (the ones who like chicken wings).

Matt Wagner

  • Position Worship Pastor

Matt grew up on the mission field in the Dominican Republic, but is originally from North Carolina.  He was saved at the age of 20 and moved up to Michigan in 2010, where he felt the call to pastoral ministry through music.  Matt and his wife Brooke have been married since 2013 and have two children:  Isaiah, and Isabella.  Matt graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies and from the Recording Connection as a certified audio engineer. He has a passion for the Word of God and seeing Christ transform people’s lives through it.  Matt loves music, theology, photography, graphic design, disc golf, playing with his kids, and discovering and cooking delicious food with his wife Brooke.

Derek Banker

  • Position Royal Oak Student Ministries Director

Before becoming Student Ministry Director at Royal Oak, he served at our Farmington Hills campus as the Kids Director. He and his wife Brittany have been married since 2006. They have three children. Derek’s heart is for kids and their families to truly know Jesus and His love for them.