"I Have No Need of You"

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Third Sunday after the Epiphany

In this world of division, we often struggle with recognizing our connections to one another. People become commodities and we decide who is worthy and who is not. But hasn’t God prescribed a better way? Listen as Pastor Lauren Colwell talks about Oakhurst Baptist Church “Doing Relationship Differently” in 2019 and reminds us, “The biggest affront to hierarchy is authentic relationship and the acknowledgment that I am who I am only when you are who you are.”

Read More ›

"An Impossible Calling?"

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - Racial Justice Sunday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that the strong person is the person who can "cut off the chain of hate...and inject within the very structure of the universe that strong and powerful element of love."  In Jesus’ words, “Love your enemies.”  The body of Christ is called to continue to expand our hearts wider and wider to embrace the brokenness of this world and commit to its total transformation.  Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West challenges us with doing just that.

Read More ›

"Without a Star to Guide"

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Epiphany Sunday

As a new year dawns, it is natural for us to consider our various paths...those we have taken, those we have not, and those still left before us. How have those paths spoken to us? How have we responded? What now? Interweaving Jan Richardson's words from her poem "Blessing of the Magi," with her own reflections on the wise men and the journeys of some wise people, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West considers the journeys we all face as we travel our various roads. Click to listen.

"Blessing of the Magi" appears in Jan Richardson's new book Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons.

Read More ›

"Let Us Begin"

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Today, Joseph is depicted in nativity scenes all over the world as a proud, new father watching over his family. But those scenes don't show the agonizing choices that brought him to that point. When God imagines more for us than we do for ourselves and the world doesn't agree or approve, how are we to respond? Listen as Pastor Lauren Colwell considers the unpopularity of divine imagination. Click to watch.

Read More ›

"Beyond Our Imagining"

December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent

Like many of us, Zechariah had the rest of his life sketched out right down to his retirement plan. But God had other ideas. While our imaginations may be limited, God's is not. Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West follows God's imaginative plan for Zechariah and his family. What does this say about us? About the church? About what we are to do in the world and with our lives?  Click to watch.

Read More ›

An inclusive community shining a light in the world.

We are together only to be the church of God in Christ. We are not here by chance, but God through grace is making of us a fellowship to embody and to express the Spirit of Christ.

About Us Our Covenant Events Calendar Member Resources

Racial Justice Mission Group

The Racial Justice Mission Group works as part of Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter (sometimes abbreviated to CC4D:BLM), an interfaith group which has met for over a year now.

Learn More ›

Cuba Mission Group

This group began in 2000. Working through the Alliance of Baptists in Washington, D.C., and the Fraternity of Baptists in Cuba, Oakhurst formed a sister-church relationship with Iglesia Bautista de Alamar (The Baptist Church of Alamar) located in a suburb of Havana.

Learn More ›

Meeting Times


  • Church School 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship (Dec. 2 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019) 10:50 a.m.
  • Youth Group 5:30 p.m.
    Youth Room

Fourth Sundays

  • Dinner 5:30 p.m.
    Fellowship Hall
  • Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
  • Committees 6:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Google_Service_Exception' with message 'Error calling GET https://www.googleapis.com/calendar/v3/calendars/oakhurstbaptistcomm%40gmail.com/events?maxResults=3&orderBy=startTime&singleEvents=true&timeMin=2019-02-19T19%3A49%3A57-06%3A00&key=AIzaSyDu9YwAnGszn1GZ68THmy1a-cOu4sHE_zQ: (403) Project 954408721398 has been scheduled for deletion and cannot be used for API calls. Visit https://console.developers.google.com/iam-admin/projects?pendingDeletion=true to undelete the project.' in /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Http/REST.php:110 Stack trace: #0 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Http/REST.php(62): Google_Http_REST::decodeHttpResponse(Object(Google_Http_Request), Object(Google_Client)) #1 [internal function]: Google_Http_REST::doExecute(Object(Google_Client), Object(Google_Http_Request)) #2 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Task/Runner.php(174): call_user_func_array(Array, Array) #3 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Http/REST.php(46): Google_Task_Runner->run() #4 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Client.php(593): Google_Http_REST::execute(Object(Google_Client), Object(Google_Http_Request)) #5 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Service/Resource.php(240): Google_Client->execute(Object(Google_Http_Request)) #6 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Service/Calendar.php(1636): Google_Service_Resource->call('list', Array, 'Google_Service_...') #7 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/smTemplate/inc/functions.php(26): Google_Service_Calendar_Events_Resource->listEvents('oakhurstbaptist...', Array) #8 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/smTemplate/inc/home.php(107): getHomepageEvents() #9 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/smTemplate/oakhurst.php(168): include('/mnt/files/o/oa...') #10 /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/.sitemason/templateL in /mnt/files/o/oakhurstbaptist.org/www/vendor/google/apiclient/src/Google/Http/REST.php on line 110