From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor



by Pastor Mike Winfree on November 1, 2017
Dear Church,
        God blessed in a mighty way during our Revival with Evangelist, Bucky Kennedy.  As a result of what God did during those meetings, we have nine people to baptize.  We will baptize on November 5 during the morning service.  As far as we know, this is the most people Oakland has ever baptized at one time.  It is going to be an exciting morning.  Make plans to be here and bring guests with you.
        On Wednesday, October 18, we had the largest crowd for a Wednesday night that we have seen.  “To God be the glory, great things He hath done!”
If that wasn’t enough, we have begun our Live Nativity practices and as I looked out at those who are taking part in it, my heart was filled with joy by all of the new faces I saw.  I want to thank everyone who are playing a roll in the Live Nativity, especially Mary and Nita, our directors.  Let’s be praying and asking God to use this production in the lives of people.
As our numbers increase and our activities increase, I want to remind us that most everything we do costs money.  We are a small church doing big things.  God is blessing and we need to bless Him back with our giving.  Many of you are faithful to give, others...not so much.  If we all will do our part, I am confident that God will do His part.
I believe 2018 will be our best year to date.  Let’s be faithful to attend, faithful to participate, and faithful to give.  Let’s be faithful to pray, faithful to invite, and faithful to encourage one another.  I love you, church.

Serving the Savior, Pastor Mike