The Turning Point

Part I of the Struggle for Integrity

In the 1960's when the Oakhurst community in Decatur began to change racially Walker Knight sensed that the 1500-member Oakhurst Baptist Church would face dramatic decisions, so he began to take notes for a possible book. Consequently, he wrote Struggle for Integrity, published by Word Inc. It became the most important book of his journalistic career, read by hundreds and taught in seminaries.

The decisions made during the changes would be important for a wide audience in the following years, especially important today, almost 50 years later, dramatically illustrated at Charlottesville, on football fields, and with the resurgence of the white supremacy movement.

Third Avenue Films has captured in dramatic video form the changes and decisions that touched Atlanta, Decatur, and Oakhurst in a 23-minute film titled The Turning Point. The documentary artfully relates the story that continues to touch our lives.

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.