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Our Mission

We exist to reach people for Jesus Christ and equip them to be His devoted followers.

Oak Park Priorities

Hearts for God  |  Home to the Hurting  |  Hands that Serve  |  Hope to the World  |  Hold to the Truth

What We Believe

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father. Jesus came down from heaven, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

About Man

People were created in the image of God and in innocence under the laws of their Maker; but, by voluntary transgression, Adam fell from his sinless and happy estate; all men sinned in him, in consequence of which, all men are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature and are sinners by nature and by conduct, and, therefore, are under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

About Salvation

In order to be saved a person must be born again and that new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; it is instantaneous and not a process; in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sin is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; the new creation is brought about by our sovereign God in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; its proper evidence appears in the fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life. We believe that faith alone in Jesus Christ is the only condition for salvation.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

Our Ministries

Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.

                                                                       Hebrews 10:24

ADULT

Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)

You are invited to join our ABF as we meet on Sunday mornings for a challenge from the Word of God.

Sunday: 9:45 – 10:15 am

Prayer and Intercession Ministry

Please join us every Wednesday night at 6:30 for a brief devotional from the Bible and a time of prayer and intercession.

Wednesday: 6:30 pm

Gals

Gals is an acronym which stands for “Get a Life, Sister.” It is a group of older, single ladies who meet once a month for fun, food and fellowship.

Carpe Diem

This ministry for our mature saints (50 and older) will challenge you to “seize the day.” We meet once a month for a home cooked meal and a message from the Word.

YOUTH

Training Kidz

If you are in kindergarten through 5th grade, you are welcome to join in the fun every Sunday morning with our children’s choir!

Sunday: 9:45 – 10:15 am

412 Teens

A bible study directed towards the issues that teens face today.

Sunday: 9:45 – 10:15 am

Kidz Express

Children age four through grade three are invited to attend a worship service geared just for them. The message of Jesus Christ is presented in age-specific ways.

Sunday: 10:45 am

One Way (Youth Group)

One Way Youth Ministry (from 6th grade through Senior High) meets Sunday nights for singing, games, and a challenge from the Word

Sunday: 5:59 – 7:15 pm

OUTREACH

Community Outreach

Spreading the Gospel of Christ in our mandate. It is our desire for all ministries of Oak Park Church to have an element of outreach in sharing the Gospel in our community.

Our History

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

                                                                       Proverbs 3:5-6

The church held its first service on Sunday, April 10, 1960. This was accomplished with the help of the pastor and the members of Immanuel Baptist Church of Fort Wayne who saw a need for a church on the west side of the city. The name of Westridge Baptist Church was chosen on April 30, 1960. The church officially organized on September 7, 1960 and called its first pastor. After meeting in a home for several months the church started meeting in the Turner Athletic Hall. The church purchased property on Illinois Road (now Target) in November 1960. Eventually a building was constructed and dedicated on Sunday, January 26, 1964. The church out grew that building and so a new church was built and dedicated on Sunday, March 13, 1977. An education wing was added some years later. In October 2007 the church relocated seven miles west on Illinois Road to its current location. At that time the church changed its name from Westridge Baptist Church to Oak Park Church. The church has been served by seven pastors.

Note from the Pastor

Now that you’ve “kicked the tires” of our website we invite you to come “test drive” a Sunday morning.  That you would attend a worship service would be our privilege.  We aren’t going to make over the top promises about our church.  At Oak Park we don’t have it all together and don’t want to pretend that we do.  Life (i.e. this mess we’re in) is hard and sometimes brutal.  The message of the Bible is about a big God helping people with their big problems.  We firmly believe that the help we need is found in the gospel of the crucified, buried, risen Jesus and so we make a big deal about Him.  We hope you visit us soon.

Contact Us

Oak Park Church

14922 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46814
Phone: (260) 625-3699

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:30 am

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