From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


The building has begun...

by Pastor Mike Winfree on September 15, 2016
Dear Church Family,
        Finally the building has begun.  They are getting ready to pour the concrete and after Labor Day they will put the steel up.  The weather has been good and God has shown His favor on us.  Remember to pray for the workers and the opportunity to share with them.
        Stephen Littleton started working Monday, August 22.  He is an asset to this church.  God is going to use Him mightily here. Pray for him as he transitions in setting up his office and working to develop and implement the things I have given him to do.  He is available for counseling by appointment.  He is truly gifted in this area.
The Lord has been saving our children and that thrills me.  “Thank you” to all who pray for our children and Children’s Ministry.  We need teachers in Sunday School, leaders and listeners in AWANA, those who can sing and have some understanding of music to work with our Children’s Choir. I’m praying that God will call many out to serve in these areas.
Three words identify what we are about at OBC: “Worship, Witness, Work”.  I want to focus on “Worship”.  As believers, we should worship our Lord everyday.  He deserves and requires our devotion to Him.  When we gather together, we do so to worship Him together.  Many of us are a part of making sure that those who come together to worship have a worshipful experience...Pastor, Music Director, choir, special music, musicians, sound people, video people, camera people, etc.  Each of us must take our responsibility seriously.  The Pastor must study to be ready, the choir must practice faithfully, and every other person involved must bring their “A” game when they come.  Let’s all be prepared, be ready, and be alert to the One we do what we do for, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Let’s do all we can to have the best worshipful experience we can have.

Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike