a word from PJ concerning coronavirus

Oak Street Baptist Church Family:

After attending a very educational and informative meeting led by health professionals and officials of Young County, I met with our elders.  The unanimous recommendation from our elder’s body is that, in order to protect the health and interest of those who attend Oak Street PLUS everyone they come in contact with, we will suspend all activities at our church through the end of March.  This falls right in line with the request of President Trump to “give us 15 days.”

Nobody loves “church” more than I do but I 100% concur with the decision of the elders and recommendation of our health community.  This medical crisis will pass, and when it does, we will be stronger in our love for Christ and each other.  In fact, this is a perfect time for us to expand our technology base and extend our outreach to this community.  How so?

First, we will still have church – in our homes via Facebook Live or on KBLY, Y100.5 FM.  Secondly, it may be possible for us to have LIFEtime through some creative media networking (details to follow!).  For any Oak Street Baptist Church updates, please continue to check our website, oakstreet.church, the Oak Street Baptist Church Facebook page, or on Instagram, “@oakstreetbaptistchurch”.

Believe it or not, Coronavirus could be one of those “all things” that God uses in our lives and church to do something unique and powerful (Romans 8:28).  Stay positive, stay prayerful, and refuse to panic.  God is on His throne and He is faithful to complete the work He began in and through us (Philippians 2:13).


In Him,


Pastor Joe


Oak Street is a church that loves God,

loves people and serves the world.

The Oak Street family is vitally involved in our community both as a congregation and as individuals.  We are also connected with people in other parts of the world, sending mission groups across the country and around the globe on a regular basis. Meeting the needs of others allows us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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