Words to describe us

 Growing

We are growing church who want to grow in our relationship with God.  We are also a church which is increasing in number, and with a desire to be more significance in our community.

Worshipping

We are a church with a passion for worship.

Family

We are a church who aims to reach the whole family with the message of a loving relevant God.

Sharing

We are a church who wants to spread the Good News of Jesus.

Lively

We are a church that enjoys spending time in fellowship together and with our God

Caring

We are a church who care for each other and those around us.

So whether you’re seeking to understand Christianity; just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Oasis Christian Centre.

 

You’ll find that this is a place where you really matter.

What We Believe

Bible1. The Bible
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. The Trinity
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

3. The Saviour
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and in His second advent to receive His Church.

4.The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.

5. Mankind
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

6. Salvation
We believe in the necessity for salvation of the repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.

7.The Church
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.

8. The Ministry
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

9. The Ordinances
We believe in the baptism of believers by immersion in water in obedience to the command of Christ and in the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.

10. The Commission
We believe that the gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.

 

Congregation11. The Coming King
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

12. The Future State
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.

Our History

Oasis Christian Centre is an Elim Pentecostal Church and as such we are part of the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, commonly known as Elim Pentecostal Church. Oasis, formerly known as Redditch Elim Church, was established in 1976 following a mission in the town’s local Palace theatre. Soon after the building currently used was purchased. As the church has grown the building has been extended.

The Elim Pentecostal Church was founded in 1915 by a Welshman in Monaghan Ireland.

George Jeffreys was an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He had a Welsh Congregational background, was strongly influenced by the Welsh Revival of 1904, and was introduced to Pentecost by an Anglican vicar, Rev Alexander Boddy of Sunderland.

George GeoffreysBetween 1915 and 1934, George Jeffreys conducted some tremendous evangelistic missions. This unknown preacher would commence a mission with a mere handful of people, and by the end of the week, thousands would clamour for a seat. Amazing miracles of healing had taken place. After the mission, very large churches were established.

The name ‘Elim’ was taken from the book of Exodus where the Israelites exhausted and dispirited en route from Egypt’s cruel bondage to the freedom of Canaan came to Elim an oasis in the desert where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees. Exodus 15.27.

Oasis Christian Centre Session Team

 

Robin Baker

Senior Minister

Robin is married to Esther. They have pastored Oasis Christian Centre since April 9th 2000. He was ordained an Elim Minister in 2001. Robin previously served at Kingstanding Elim Pentecostal Church and Stirchley Elim Pentecostal Church.

Robin is Trustee and Chair of Hope and Kindness charity in Kenya and Acts of Kindness Charity in the UK.

Robin heads up the Management Team for the Oasis Shops.

He previously served on The Board of Directors as Chair for Redditch YMCA for 5 years.

John Hill

Elder

John is married to Ellen. He has been an Elder since 2004. He previously served Oasis Christian Centre as a deacon for 6 years.

Jerry Judson

Elder

Jerry is Married to Ann. He became an Elder in 2010. He previously served Oasis Christian Centre as a deacon for two years and previous to that served on the wider leadership team.

Meddon Turner

Deacon

Meddon has been a deacon since 2006. He is married to Sandra. Meddon's main responsibilities now are to help lead and co-ordinate the Bible studies and help lead the Sunday services.

Diane Tolson

Finance Officer & Deacon

Diane became a deacon in 2002 and serves in the capacity of Chief Finance Officer. Diane is part of the Management Team for the Oasis Shops and also is a Trustee of Acts of Kindness UK Charity.

Pam Laydon

Deacon

Pam became a deacon in 2005 and serves in the capacity of Church Secretary. She is also part of the Management Team for the Oasis Shops.

Matt O'Rourke

Church Deacon

Matt became a Deacon in March 2013. He is married to Sarah and has two boys, Michael and Callum. He is responsible for looking after the Sunday School work. Matt also is part of the leadership team for Livewires (6-11's children's club)

Alan Young

Church Deacon

Alan became a Deacon in September 2014. He is married to Louise and has two children, Naomi and Elijah. He is responsible together with Louise for looking after parents with young Children and also leads worship on a regular basis

Oasis Christian Centre Wider-leadership Team

 

Jane Deane

Pastoral Worker

Jane is a paid member of staff, working part time. She is reponsible for pastoral care within OCC. She is part of the wider leadership team.

Jane is also a trustee of Acts of Kindness UK Charity.

Joshua Baker

Youth Leader

Joshua is a full time paid member of staff. Working part time with the youth and part time PA to Pastor Robin. He also helps with the accounting task for the church finance officer. He is part of the wider leadership team.

Joshua also helps lead the Sunday services.