Southern Oaks Baptist Church

A Baptist (SBC) church in Tyler, TX
Southern Oaks Baptist Church

Who We Are

At SOBC we have a high view of Scripture, believing that "all Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17). God's revelation to us, preserved in the Bible, has authority in all matters of faith and practice. The absolute centrality and sufficiency of Jesus Christ and his Gospel affect everything.

About Us

Vibe
Friendly, Multigenerational, Casual

Programs
Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Daycare, Seniors Ministry, Adult Education

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir, Contemporary, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Baptist (SBC)

Language
English

Founded
1954

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
601 E Amherst Dr
Tyler, TX 75701

Phone
(903) 561-8025

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
EXPECT TO HEAR A SERMON ROOTED FIRMLY IN THE BIBLE. You don't need to hear what we think, you need to hear what God thinks and that can only be found in what He has revealed in the Scriptures. So sermons are typically verse by verse expositions through a book of the Bible. This forces us into the full counsel of God, even the parts most people tend to neglect. We strive to be biblically-balanced and theologically informed. EXPECT TO HEAR THE GOSPEL. What Christ has done for us in His death and Resurrection is the climax of all of Scripture and every page of the Bible points to Him in some way, so we are constantly connecting whatever passage of Scripture we are studying to the work of Christ that saves sinners like us. Therefore, expect to hear the Gospel and some of its implications. EXPECT POWERFUL WORSHIP THROUGH SONG. We want all of our music to stir our affections for Christ by rehearsing the Gospel through lyrics and expressing thanksgiving to the Father. Our Classic Service incorporates a choir, orchestra, and hymns. Our praise team leads the Contemporary Service in modern worship tracks. Chances are we have a service with a music style you'll enjoy worshipping to. And if you love to sing or play an instrument, this is a great church to use those gifts in service to the Lord.

What is the community like?
EXPECT NORMAL PEOPLE. We don't have it all together, but we know the God who does. Be yourself and dress how you're comfortable. Any given Sunday you'll find people in suits and jeans (that's true for the people on stage too).

What if I'm not a Christian?
EXPECT TO BE WELCOMED. We want you here. God has changed our lives and we want you to experience that too. Come as you are.

Leadership View all

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Brandon Holiski
Lead Pastor

Brandon is an expository preacher with a clear passion for accurately explaining the Word of God in relevant ways. He has a bachelor's degree from Ouachita Baptist University (Biblical Studies), two master's from Wheaton College (Biblical Greek and Hebrew Exegesis; Historical and Systematic Theology), and is currently pursuing a PhD at Trinity International University (New Testament).

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