From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Welcome Back!

by Pastor Mike on March 1, 2021
Dear Church, One year ago, last March we had to shut down our services due to the pandemic. We were scrambling, trying to figure out how to still communicate God’s message to the people. God gave James and his crew wisdom and praise God, His message kept going out. God taught us a lot through it all. We learned how precious life is and how...
Read More

State of the Church

by Pastor Mike on February 8, 2021
Dear Church, I had every intention of sharing my annual state of the church message in January, but because of the uptick in the Coronavirus that was put on hold. Instead we have had...
Read More


by Pastor Mike on January 1, 2021
Dear Church, Another year is passing and a new year is upon us. In many ways 2020 was full of challenges and many adjustments. Many of you had your own personal struggles, others found ways...
Read More

Christmas 2020

by Pastor Mike on December 1, 2020
Dear Church, We are entering into the season of giving. Some give out of duty. To them it is something they have to do. Others give out of a heart of love. To them it is complete joy to give...
Read More

Ten Years

by Pastor Mike on November 1, 2020
Dear Church, When I was a boy I used to think time moved so slow, but, as I have gotten older I realize just the opposite is true. It’s hard to believe that Jane and I have been at Oakland 10...
Read More


by Mike Winfree on October 1, 2020
Dear Church, Recently. We had to replace the air unit in the Educational building. The equipment stopped doing what was required of it and action had to be taken to correct the problem,...
Read More

In a Moment..

by Pastor Mike on September 1, 2020
Dear Church, Back in March, in a moment, it seems everything changed. We all had our daily routines and like putting on the brakes in a car, we stopped to think about a pandemic. We...
Read More

Phase 3

by Mike Winfree on August 5, 2020
Dear Church, The plan for August was to move into phase 3 of reopening. However, due to the increase in Covid-19, we have decided to wait to tentatively open up Awana and our Sunday...
Read More

Phase 1...Phase 2...

by Pastor Mike on July 1, 2020
Dear Church, The first month back together has been a success. Thanks to everyone who did their part to make it happen. Now in July we will move into Phase 2. That means we will open the Nursery...
Read More

Church Reopen Plan

by Pastor Mike on May 28, 2020
Dear Church, I sure have missed seeing all of you. I am looking forward to the day when we all can be back together again. The number of people who have been tuning into the broadcast has...
Read More


by Pastor Mike on April 1, 2020
Dear Church, I’m so glad God is on His throne ruling and reigning, aren’t you? I’m also glad as believer’s, we can communicate through prayer to Him, and know that He hears us and will...
Read More

A little bit of everything

by Pastor Mike on March 2, 2020
Dear Church, It was good to see Sunday School back up this past Sunday. A lot of that having to do with the Live Nativity breakfast. The breakfast was great and a special thanks to the biscuit...
Read More

Let's Get At It

by Pastor Mike on February 1, 2020
Dear Church, The first month of 2020 is gone. How did you do? Did you set any objectives? Did you reach them? If you did, great job. If you didn’t, evaluate to see why....
Read More


by Pastor Mike on January 1, 2020
Another year has come and gone. God certainly has been good to us. Some have read their Bible through for the very first time. Congratulations to all who did that for the first time or more. God...
Read More

Christmas Traditions

by Pastor Mike on December 1, 2019
Dear Church, All of us I’m sure have Christmas traditions. The key is to keep Christ central in our celebration of Christmas. Gary Chapman wrote a book entitled “The 5 love languages.” In...
Read More