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Welcome from Pastor Hardy
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Seek, Save, and Disciple
OUR LOCAL CHURCH:
The Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene (WOCON) was organized on October 3, 1965, beginning with 29 members and a Sunday School attendance of 50 on the first Sunday. The current worship center was dedicated in 1973.
Dr. Talmadge Johnson was the first pastor of WOCON, serving from 1965 – 1975. In 1975, Dr. Johnson was appointed to serve as District Superintendent of the Mississippi District. He later went on to serve as Superintendent of the Tennessee District, as head of the denomination’s Sunday School ministries, and as a General Superintendent of the denomination, the highest elective office in the Church of the Nazarene. The following have provided distinguished pastoral service to WOCON: Rev. Richard Reed (1975-1980), Rev. Robert Snodgrass (1980-1984), Rev. Steve Fletcher (1984-1987), Rev. Curtis Lewis (1987-1992), Rev. Ray Hance (1992-1995), Rev. Greg Rickey (1995-2003), Rev. David Gallimore (2003-2005), Rev. Lee Ellingson (2006-2008), and Rev. Hardy Powers III (2008 - present).
WOCON is known for its lively worship atmosphere. The praise team and band, thrill the hearts of worshippers with a blend of music that reaches across generational lines. Our pastor's preaching is presented in a warm and engaging style that addresses contemporary needs. The church is alive with a dynamic group of active teens and exuberant children, both groups led by solid pastoral leaders. Current membership stands at over 570, with an average attendance of approximately 400 worshippers each weekend. Worship services are held on Sunday morning and evening (with the addition of Lifegroups in various homes), and Monday evening (Celebrate Recovery in the FLC). Wednesday night includes a number of worship and training activities that are age-group appropriate.
The Western Oaks Church is a member of the Church of the Nazarene, which celebrated 100 years of service in October 2008. Various local churches and regional church bodies came together in Pilot Point, Texas and formed the current denomination in October 1908. The denomination is a part of the Wesleyan-Arminian theological tradition, placing a strong emphasis on holy living, seeking to make a positive difference in the world.
The denomination operates in over 150 countries in six world regions. The Board of General Superintendents, currently comprised of six individuals, works with the District Superintendents and other leaders in overseeing the work of the Church in these world areas. The denomination’s World Ministry Center is located near Kansas City, MO.
OUR CORE VALUES
We Are a Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We Are a Missional People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.
Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene
located at the corner of NW 16th and Council Rd. in Oklahoma City.
7901 NW 16th Street Service Schedule:
Oklahoma City, OK 73127 SUNDAY:
Phone: (405) 787-2042 9:30am Bible Studies for all ages
Fax: (405) 787-2042 10:30am Worship Service
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 6pm Small Group Bible Studies (Lifegroups) for all ages
Map of our location MONDAY - 7pm Celebrate Recovery
Church office hours: WEDNESDAY - 7pm Bible Studies for all ages
Mon.- Thur. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri. -9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon