Oakwood Bible Church

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Oakwood Bible Church

Who We Are

Oakwood Bible Church is a nondenominational, Bible-believing church committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are an affiliate of IFCA International, a fellowship of independent churches committed to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.

Our purpose is to exalt our Lord through weekly inspirational worship services, practical Bible teaching, personal fellowship, and mutual encouragement. Our ministry reaches children, teens, college and career adults, families, and the elderly. We also maintain an active involvement in foreign missions.

How we came to be:

Oakwood Bible Church is an independent church which began as an afternoon Sunday School in 1915 in Kalamazoo’s Oakwood neighborhood located on the southwest side of town. The group eventually grew into an organized church. In 1978 the congregation moved to a newly constructed building at the church’s current location on Oakland Drive. In 2001 a new family life center was added to the building, complete with new classrooms, offices, gym, and kitchen.

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Sunday: 11:00am

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4100 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-2827

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Praise and Worship

Friendly, Conservative, Spirit-filled, Multigenerational, Down to Earth

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Young Adults, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Seniors Ministry, Hospice Ministry

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Our Services

Sunday 11:00am: Worship Service

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Steve Johnson

Pastor Johnson came to Oakwood in 1987 as an Associate Pastor. He was named Senior Pastor following the sudden death of his predecessor in 1990. He is a graduate of Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University and Master’s degree from Moody Bible Institute. Steve’s hometown is Fremont, Michigan. He and his wife, Beth, were married June 13, 1975. They have two grown daughters and seven grandchildren.