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People Sharing Jesus -- it is more than a slogan, it is a commitment to who we are and what we do. The New Testament makes it clear that the church is not buildings, not programs, not activities. The church is people - people who have a diversity of background, interest, and experience but a common purpose. That purpose is to share the good news that is embodied in the Lord Jesus Christ. We share Jesus through worship, through ministry, through fellowship and through witness. As Oak Grove Baptist Church moves into the 21st century, let us recommit ourselves to truly be People Sharing Jesus.

Quote from Max Lucado: "Prayer is not a substitute for action, it is an action for which there is no substitute".


Christian Education Ministries

Sunday School
Oak Grove has a Bible study class for bed babies through senior adults. Join us every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. as we discover the truth of God's word and learn to apply it to our everyday lives.

Discipleship Training
Every Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. Discipleship Training groups meet to help Christians grow in understanding and service. There is a training group for every member of the family.



Missions Support

Oak Grove supports missions through education and action. The WOM leads in promoting awareness and financial support of missions through the annual offerings for state-wide, North American, and international missions. Our church also sponsors local mission and outreach projects that minister to the needs of our local community and beyond.

On Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m.,training is provided for our young people through Mission Friends, Children on Mission, and Youth on Mission. Women on Mission meets the second Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Join these groups to be involved in learning about, praying for, and supporting missions, and for great fellowship!



Music Ministry

An important part of worship is praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Oak Grove Choir invites you to join them for choir rehersal every Sunday at 5:30 PM.



Prayer Ministries

In order to quickly communcate prayer requests and ministry information to the entire membership of Oak Grove, a prayer chain has been placed in operation. The prayer chain may be activated by notifying the pastor.



Youth Group

The Youth Group of Oak Grove strives to challenge young people to Christian growth and service and to provide them with Christian fellowship and activities. In addition to numerous special youth activities, the Youth Group meets Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M., Sunday nights at 5:30 P.M., and Wednesday nights 6:00 P.M.



Benevolence Ministry

Oak Grove has joined with other Logan County churches in support of the Good Samaritan benevolence ministry. The Good Samaritan Office is located at 602 E. 4th Street, Russellville. The Phone number is 725-9002.



The Bible Tells Us How We Can Have a Home in Heaven

God's Purpose...

is that we have eternal life."For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." JOHN 3:16

Our Need…
Our sinful nature keeps us from fulfilling God's purpose. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." ROMANS 3:23 "For the wages (payment) of sin is death..." ROMANS 6:23

God's Provision…
God provided forgiveness for our sin through Jesus Christ. "Jesus said unto him, 'I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." JOHN 14:6

Our Response...
We must repent of our sin. "Repent therefore and return, that you sins may be wiped away..." ACTS 3:19 We must surrender to Jesus as Lord. "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved..." ROMANS 10:9

Call upon the Lord and ask Him to cleanse you and to save you. "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved." ROMANS 10:13

Please read this prayer and see if it is what you want to say to God.

Dear Lord, I believe you are the Son of God, and that you died on the cross and were raised from the dead. I know I have sinned and need forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for saving me.

Call upon the Lord in repentance, faith and surrender, using these or similar words of your own; and Jesus will become your Savior and Lord.

Welcome Home to the family of God!

You have just made the more important decision of your life.

Your Are Invited To Become A Part of The Oak Grove Baptist Church Family...
by uniting with the church in one of the following ways:


Profession of Faith by Baptism - As you trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord you will want to ask that the church baptize you as your public profession of faith.

Transfer of Letter - We will be happy to contact a sister Baptist church at which you have been a member and request your letter be transferred.

Statement of Membership - If you are a member of another denomination but, have been immersed by believer's baptism in a sister Baptist church you may join by statement.

Make yourself at Home!

This old southern greeting means a lot more than welcome. It means that your comfort and well being is wanted.

Everyone needs three homes. An Earthly Home to enjoy with your family; a Heavenly Home secured and made ready by the Lord Jesus; and a Church Home to worship and serve our Heavenly Father and fellowship with our Christian family.

The people who are Oak Grove Baptist Church sincerely say: Make Yourself at Home!


People Sharing Jesus

Staff

Pastor - Bro. Gene Bracken
Minister of Music - Freddie Borders
Secretary - Lisa Lack
Custodian - Sue Bilyeu




Oak Grove Baptist Church was founded in 1876. Although the date of its establishment is known with certainty, the circumstances surrounding its founding are less sure.


Bro. W.W. Williams was Oak Grove’s first pastor. In 1876, Bro. Williams was pastor of Pleasant Prospect Church with sixty members and Center Baptist Church with 119 members. During the year he also engaged in evangelistic activity resulting in the organization of six Sabbath schools, one of which probably was the organizational nucleus of Oak Grove. In September Bro. Williams and Bro. F.W. Sharp conducted a revival at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Homer, Kentucky. Several of those making professions were among the first to be baptized into Oak Grove Church.


On March 3, 1877, the new church’s eighteen members purchased two acres of land on the Morgantown Road from Samuel T. Duncan for the sum of eight dollars an acre. Oral tradition holds that a log structure was erected on the property at the site where the present church building now stands. In September 1877 Oak Grove was admitted into the fellowship of the Clear Fork Baptist Association, the forerunner of the present Logan-Todd Baptist Association. Oak Grove’s first messengers to the Association’s annual meeting were H. Blanchard, E.F. Tatum. and W.S. Marshall. Over the years Oak Grove has played an active role in the Logan Baptist Association, hosting the annual meeting on nine separate occasions: in 1897, 1915, 1934, 1951, 1966, 1980, 1986, 1993 and 2004. On January 1, 2005, Logan Baptist Asscoiation and Bethel Baptist Association merged to form the Logan-Todd Baptist Association.


By 1880, under the pastorate of B.T. Mayhew, Oak Grove had grown to 56 members. By 1885 the church had a membership of 106. About two-thirds of Oak Grove’s membership through the years has come from baptisms with the other "one-third” coming by letter. Church membership at present stands at 336. In 1884 the log meeting house was destroyed by fire. In 1886 a white frame building was constructed and, with the addition of Sunday School rooms in 1952, served the needs of the church until 1962 when the present auditorium was built. In 1954 the fellowship hall was constructed. This building was extensively remodeled in 1972 and a new Sunday School wing was added to the auditorium. In 1986 the fellowship hall was again expanded and remodeled. In 1993 stained glass windows were installed in the auditorium. Oak Grove has provided a residence for the pastor and family since 1947. The present residence, a four-bedroom brick home, was completed in 1967. As the need has arisen for facilities, the people of Oak Grove have always found the talent, energy, and resources to meet that need.


By 1910 the Sunday School was an established part of church life at Oak Grove. It met each Sunday but preaching was limited to one Sunday a month with business transacted the preceding Saturday evening. Weekly preaching services on Sunday morning and Sunday evening with prayer meeting on Wednesday evening have existed only since the late 1940’s. At that time, Oak Grove called its first full time pastor, the Reverend Roy Sears.


In its over one hundred twenty-four year history, forty pastors have served Oak Grove. The present pastor of Oak Grove is Reverend Bob Barnes. His ministry at Oak Grove began in August of 1990. Throughout its history Oak Grove has provided programs and activities to promote the spiritual growth of its members and the community at large. The Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) and its mission’s organizations have been an active part of Oak Grove life. Oak Grove has an on-going music program under the direction of a minister of music. In the 1990’s Oak Grove has seen a revival of organized programs for its youth. Over the years, Oak Grove has employed a variety of’ methods in its outreach: a radio ministry, a van ministry, a tape ministry, and the Deacon Task ministry. 1996 was the 120th anniversary of the founding of Oak Grove Baptist Church. A special Homecoming celebration commemorated the event. In April of 1999, Oak Grove honored the memory of beloved pastor Bro. Justus Moore by celebrating the 50th anniversary of his coming to Oak Grove. In February of 2000, Oak Grove voted to incorporate as a non-profit religious organization.


Historically Oak Grove has supported and served the Lord not only through the local Baptist Association, but also through support of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Since 1947 Oak Grove has been a staunch financial supporter of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program and the missions work it makes possible both at home and around the world. For one and a quarter centuries Oak Grove has provided opportunities for worship, fellowship, service, and ministry.


Today. great changes are occurring in the Oak Grove community. A new public school building has been built within sight of the church. New housing developments are bringing new faces to the community. A by pass around the city of Russellville is resulting in growth to the Oak Grove community. These events are already bringing new people and opportunities for ministry within the outreach of Oak Grove Baptist Church. As we enter the new millennium, Oak Grove stands ready and willing to make a spiritual difference in the lives of all it touches.


Much of the historical content on this page was collected from a book titled Centennial History of Oak Grove Baptist Church 1876 - 1976 by Mike Roberts.
In our church bulletin, requests for prayer are listed. We include people known to be sick, those in hospitals and convalescence homes, our missionaries, military personnel, and bereaved families.

Please submit any request for prayer via the prayer list request link in the navigation menu on the left of your screen or contact our church secretary by email :secretary@oakgrove42276.com

 "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."  Jeremiah 29: 12-13

Services
Sunday Services

Sunday School 10:00 AM
Worship Service 11:00 AM
Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM
Discipleship Training 5:30 PM
Evening Service 6:15 PM
Wednesday Services

TeamKid Meal 6:00 PM
TeamKid 6:20 to 7:45 PM
Prayer Service 6:45 PM
Ladies' Bible Study 6:45 PM
Youth Group 6:30 PM

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News
Watch our sermons on YouTube!!!!!
Now you can find out sermons on Youtube! Here is a link to one for those who would like to see what our Sunday service looks like and heard an unlifting message!
Part 1 of The Fence Sitting Church - Link
Part 2 of The Fence Sitting Church - Link
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Mark you calendars - Homecoming!
Oak Grove's Homecoming this year will be Sunday, October 9th. This is a wonderful for old members to come and visit! There will be a meal to follow. More details to come!
jessica on 07/31/2011 13:48
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Super Saturday
September 17th a Super Saturday event will take place at Bellevue Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.
jessica on 07/31/2011 13:46
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Join Us For Sunday School!!!!
We start at 10:00 am and are trying to reach the goal of 100 in Sunday School! We have plans to celebrate our goal with a meal the next Sunday after reaching it! So come and joins us for Sunday School so you can share in good fellowship and good eatin!
jessica on 07/31/2011 13:37
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Help us with the Youth!
Anyone that would be willing to help teach the youth on Wednesday nights please contact Timmy or Samantha Long.
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