"I have watched with grateful amazement as God continues to bless Oak Park Church! He has taken what began as a tent meeting in Tillmans Corner and blessed it to become one of the most impactful churches in our denomination. We are poised for a legacy that will impact thousands with the life-changing good news and the power of the Spirit.

Over my 27 years of ministry experience I have never observed a church with as much potential as ours- gifted people, seasoned leaders, a mature congregation, generous givers, a beautiful diversity of people from various backgrounds and cultures - We are being built into a spiritual house of prayer, worship, authentic relationships where people really matter.

God has indeed placed His mark on Oak Park Church. Possibly this scripture in Isaiah expresses where we are best:
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes."

It is time to "lengthen our cords and strengthen our stakes." We are faced with an opportunity to link our past and the future by dedicating the next months to reflect, pray, and take bold steps of faith to build our legacy.

That's why we have adopted the idea of Legacy: Faith, Family and Future to brand this Stewardship Campaign. It's not just about raising money, although reaching financial goals will make many other things possible. This campaign is about stretching to reach a God-given dream.

If we allow God to do a deep work in our hearts and release a new level of generosity we can literally shape our church's future.

Living for legacy,
Pastor David Smith