---Our Story 

Oakwood Church was formed by Pastor Frank Radcliff and Pastor Ron Woody in 1997 to grow a life-changing church that reaches beyond just “doing church” or a religious social club; but a local group of believers driven to accomplish God’s will for the church.
 
The Bible is our non-negotiable source for ideas regarding what God’s vision is for Oakwood. From the beginning, the leadership of Oakwood has viewed the basic philosophy of the Purpose-Driven Church as a practical model for how we can structure our local church body to fulfill God’s calling.
 
 FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
We believe the local church should minister to people where they are.
 WE LEARN ABOUT THE LORD
God changes lives for His honor.
We invite you to experience His power in your life.
 

---Our Vision

Active

Oakwood Church is committed to being an active body of believers. That means being invested in our communities, not just living in them. It means meeting people where they are, not where we’d like them to be. And it means sharing our faith, not just in words, but in how we live our lives.
 

Revival

We believe God has called us to be the change in our communities. Not just through community outreach, but reaching into the lives of those around us. At Oakwood Church, we’re constantly looking for new ways to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. Planting the seed of revival, one person at a time.
 

Center

As followers of Christ, we feel it’s critical to keep our eyes on the big picture. That’s why we keep God’s Kingdom at the center of all that we do here at Oakwood. We strive to help our congregation find God’s calling for their lives, as well as aiding our brothers and sisters in Christ, both near and a far.
 
 

---Our Leaders

 
 
 
 

Frank

Radcliff Jr.

Lead Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ron
Woody

Executive Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aaron

Hoesli

NextGen Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kirk
Demars

Connections Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robin

Radcliff

Worship Director
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mike & Maria

Edwards

Nursery & Pre-K Coordinators
 
 
 

 

 

LJ & Brianna

Prete

Elementary Coordinators

 

---Our Beliefs

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people 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. (Hebrews 4:14, 15:1)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus 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. (Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
 

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
 
 

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. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth. (Psalm 119:105; 12:6)