From Pastor JiM, jANUARY 9


Please be praying for Alex, Rachel, Brookelyn (3), and MacKenzie (17 mo.) as the family prepares to move to Surprise, Arizona to start a new church. Alex has been assessed and is being trained by the North American Mission Board. We have the honor to be their primary sponsor for their amazing church planting adventure.

This past December, we approved the recommendation of our Missions Committee to designate one third of our World Mission Offering to support the Dennis’ new church. The offering totaled over $52,000 which means that we will be providing over $18,000 to their church-planting efforts. I thank God for Alex and Rachel and their willingness to move their family to one of the least reached areas of our country for the sake of the Gospel.

I also thank God for the generosity of the people of Oak View and their constant willingness to sacrifice so that others around the world and in our community might come to know Jesus.


If you have any interest in going to Africa this summer on a mission trip, would you do something for me? Would you pray about it? Ask God to provide the funds to make the trip possible if it is His will for you to go. And then sign up for the trip, let others know your heart about the trip, and let God do what God does.

Contact Jacob Stephenson ( or Roy Soto ( for more information. Please don’t let a lack of funds keep you from considering this life-changing trip. I’ve never seen someone who prayerfully and fully committed to going fail to raise the funds they needed.


See You Sunday, Pastor Jim