While the White Oak Church of God is a non-denominational congregation, the congregation has voluntarily affiliated with the Church of God from the early years, with offices in Anderson, Indiana. At present, it continues to do so.
The congregation meets at 2006 White Oak Road, Hwy 1705, Irvine, 40336. The original building is currently used as the fellowship hall, church activities, etc. Over the years, the original building underwent several renovations and enlargements as the congregation grew for comfort, convenience, and purpose. In 2007 the congregation purchased some adjoining property for parking, activities, and future expansion needs. As the congregation grew, more seating, platform area, and accessible facilities were needed. To accommodate these needs, a new building was constructed on the property purchased in 2007. On April 24, 2016, the congregation held its first service in the current building. We are thankful for what the Lord has allowed us to use and enjoy.
ver the years, several individuals have served the congregation as Pastor (some short-term and some long-term). Some familiar names include Anderson Jones, Walter Crouch, Everett Crockett, Joe Puckett Jr., and Graydon Fike (who served as pastor for 40 years). The current pastor is Glyndon Woosley, who was called to pastor the congregation on 04- 01-2000.
While we are thankful for the blessings, commitments, and opportunities in the past, the current congregation is excited about what the Lord is doing in the present and what He has in store for White Oak and is committed to worship in Spirit and Truth, to teach and preach the Truth as outlined in the Word of God, to welcome, honor and yield to the Holy Spirit, and to be about the Great Commission!
WHAT WE TEACH
1) The White Oak congregation is non-denominational and non-sectarian. We teach that Jesus Christ has One Church (Matt.16, 18) which is One body with One head and contains All the saved and Only the saved. Those held in the White Oak congregation and other congregations are a part of the One Body of Christ.
2) We teach that God is one, eternally existent; infinite; Sovereign of the universe; holy in nature, attributes, and purpose. We teach that the Godhead (Col.2,9) consists of God the Father, the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matt28,19 Markl,9-11)
3) We teach One God and One mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ. (1 Tim 2,5)
4) We teach that our creed is the Holy Bible, the infallible, inspired Word of God, the supreme rule of faith and conduct. It is given to us in life and will be the standard of Judgment. (2Tim 3,16 John 12,48)
5) We teach justification by faith which is the judicial act of God by which He grants full pardon of all guilt and complete release from the penalty of sins committed and accepts as righteous the individual who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Rom. 3,21-28)
6) We teach sanctification of the saved by the cleansing and empowering work of the Holy Spirit. We teach that sanctification is both instant and process. (John 17,17 Rom, 15,16 1 Thess, 5,23)
Being that the White Oak Church of God is “non-denominational,” non-sectarian, it is to be expected that there will be among those that attend the services some different interpretations, opinions concerning some Scriptural topics, etc. But we also recognize the importance of teaching a “consistent message” based on firm, unchanging truth, and the source of Truth is the infallible, inspired Word of God.
With this in mind, we present “some” Biblical subjects that one can expect to hear in this congregation.
7) We teach that the saved are called to be a witness and stewards of the Grace of God, and to do this acceptably requires that we be filled with and yielding to the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1,8 Eph. 5,18 or 3,16)
8) We teach that God requires a life of holiness (purity of heart and motive) (Rom. 12,1-2 1 Thess. 4, 7 1 Peter 1, 15) and that sin ( willful disobedience) separates from God. ( Isaiah 59,2 Psalm 66,18 John 8,31 Rom 11,22 Rev. 3,5)
9) We teach a visible, audible return of the Lord in the clouds, and at that time will be the resurrection of the just and unjust and that it will be the Last Day. Rev. 1, 7 Acts 1, 11 Acts 24,15 John 6,39-54 or. 15,51-52 1 Thess. 4,13-17 2Peter 3,10-13)
1 O) We teach that Spiritual gifts are for the improvement of the Church and are received and administered by the Holy Spirit. (lCor. Chapters 12-14).
11) We teach and recognize the necessity of freedom of worship (2Cor 3, 17) under the direction of the Holy Spirit, who directs in “decency and in order” without confusion. lCor. 14,40 lCor.14,33 John 15.26 John 16,14)