In the Eye of the Storm: Crossing Cultures in Church

In the Eye of the Storm: Crossing Cultures in Church

The Christian Education Committee is excited to announce that Oakhurst member and veteran pastor Wesley Shipp will be offering a Sunday School class beginning on Sunday, September 11th. called "In the Eye of the Storm: Crossing Cultures in Church." It will begin at 9:30 am in room 300.

Wesley will draw on his pastoral experience in four congregations over several decades: in Wake Forest, NC, where their family home was shot up over their welcoming of racial inclusion, and the Raleigh newspaper declared them "In the Eye of the Storm"; in Louisville, KY, where Wesley led a white congregation seeking to reach out to their African-American neighbors to a 40/60 racial balance; in Elizabeth, NJ, where a once majority-white congregation grew to include immigrants from several African nations and ethnic groups; and in San Jose, CA, where a Baptist church opened itself up to members of the transgender community.

As we ponder what it means to be a Christian community and a nation that crosses cultural lines, this is an opportunity to dialogue with someone who has led the way.

The class will begin on September 11 and run through late October.


Meeting Times


  • Church School 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship 11:00 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.