Oakwood Bible Church

A Place to Belong and Grow Kalamazoo, MI

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.

About Us

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

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

Music
Praise and Worship

Denomination
IFCA

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1915

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
4100 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-2827

Phone
269-349-2835

Website

Directions
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Leadership View all

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.

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