Our History

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.