From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor



by Pastor Mike Winfree on December 27, 2012

 Dear Church Family,

       It’s hard to believe that 2012 has come and gone.  As I reflect on all the Lord did at Oakland this past year, joy floods my soul!  On January 6, I will have my annual “State of the Church” message.  I will give details of all God did through us.  Thank you for being so faithful.  I am truly blessed to be a part of this body of believers.

       On January 13, I will begin a new series on Sunday mornings called  “The End”.  We will go through the Book of Revelation.  It is going to be an unbelievable study.  Invite your friends and family to come with you.  Be in prayer for souls to be saved, lives to be changed and God to be glorified.

   I believe 2013 is going to be a great year at Oakland Baptist Church...maybe the best year we have seen yet.  What would make it great?  All members praying for the power of God to fall.  Every person making a commitment to be here each week for Sunday School and Worship.  Seeing the building full of guests.  Every member growing in their faith.  A church obeying God as He instructs us.  The baptismal waters being stirred over and over again.

   Let me encourage you to be in the Word regularly.  It’s through the Word that our faith grows.  It’s through the Word that we receive direction for our lives.  It’s through the Word that we are set free.

I love you, church, and thank my God for you.

Serving the Savior

Pastor Mike