United School of Ministry Staff
Tim Oldfield

Tim Oldfield


Tim Oldfield, Ohio native, has over 38 years of ministerial experience serving the Master as evangelist and pastor. For the past 24 years, he has lead the prestigious Potter’s House Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, serving as its senior pastor. Under Oldfield’s leadership, The Potter’s House has become an international church with multiple campuses and is considered a leading cutting-edge church with a passion for people. During his years of pastoral ministry, he has served on numerous state and national boards and presently serves on the Church of God International Executive Council. In addition to ministry in Ohio, Oldfield is frequently a featured conference speaker, nationally and internationally known. He recently authored his first book, Shadowing Jesus, Discovering Discipleship.

Gerald D.A. Murphy

Gerald D.A. Murphy


Gerald D.A. Murphy is the Young Adult Pastor and United School of Ministry Director (USOM) at the Potter’s House Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. He recently graduated with his Master’s Degree in Christian History and Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary. Gerald has a heart and three-fold passion for unity in the body of Christ, to see the gospel and love of Jesus spread throughout the communities of our nation and globe, and to see this generation walk in their identity as children of God and advance His Kingdom in the Earth. Gerald lives in Columbus, OH, with his wife Lauren Murphy and their three children, Rilynn, Adilynn, and Nehemiah.

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About United School of Ministry

United School of Ministry (USOM) was established with the intention of creating a safe place where students of all backgrounds and ages can discover their identity in Christ, in connection with God’s divine purpose. USOM is a place where the Kingdom of God is understood as both a future hope and a very present reality to be accessed now. USOM also seeks to be accessible by offering both morning and evening classes nine months of the year. Our desire is to join you where you are, companion you along your journey, as God equips and empowers and helps you see your life within His continuously unfolding plan for creation.

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