OUR SENIOR PASTORS
Dr. Paul L. Williams Sr. and Evelyn are the Senior Pastors of OIWC.
They are in their 33rd year at OIWC. Pastor Paul owned a garbage business in North Florida but God moved him from the garbage pit to the pulpit.
They have a heart to serve as shepherds. Their compassion for people goes beyond themselves and they can only accomplish this through the leading of Christ.
They have seen many miracles in their ministry. Their desire is to see people come to Christ and grow and mature to become everything that God has called them to be and activated in their gifts.
They would love for you to come and be apart of this awesome and unique ministry.
We have been known for many years as "The Love" Church. They have many spiritual children that have been raised up in the church as ministers and some have gone out in ministry.
Pastors Paul and Evelyn have 3 children and spouses with 6 grandchildren who are active in ministry.
Their desire is to see the kingdom of God advance!! Forward march!
OUR CHURCH BELIEFS continued
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the existence of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity and in His interaction with man. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as manifested by the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit.
The Sacred Scripture
We believe in the scripture as the inspired Word of God and that it is the complete revelation of God's will for mankind. We believe in the absolute authoirty of the scripture to govern the affairs of men
We beleive that every man is the steard of his life and resources which ultimately belong to God. We beleive that tithing is a measure of obedience to the scriptural principals of steardship.
We believe in the the church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ consisting of all those who have accepted the work of the atonement. We believe in the need for a local assembly of believers for the purpose of evangelism and edification.
Prayer and Praise
We believe in the worship of the Lrod through singing, clapping, and the lifting of hands. We believe in the authoirty of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs.
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the body through the anointing of oil by the elders of the church
We believe that evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. The Lord commands us to go out and make disciples of all the earth
We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the word of God. All those who have accepted Christ as their person savior should be baptized in water as a public confession of their faith in Christ and to experience what the Bible calls the "circumcision of the Spirit".
Our Commitment to Israel
We beleive in the promise of Genesis 12:3 regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We believe that this is an eternal covenant between God and
the seed of Abraham to which God is faithful.
The priesthood of the Believer
We believe that every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry.
OUR CHURCH MISSION
Our Mission at OIWC is to see the gospel preached to all generations of people in our community and to the world. We also want to build up, encourage and connect those that are already believers in Christ and see them fulfill what God has called them to do to advance the kingdom, "For such a time as this".
OUR CHURCH BELIEFS
The Lord Jesus Christ
We beleive in the deity of Jesus Christ as the only Gotten Son of God. We believe in His substitutionary death for all men, His resurrection, and His eventual return to judge the world.
We believe all men are born with a sinful nature and that the work of the Cross was to redeem man from the power of sin. We believe that this salvation is available to all who will receive it.