Welcome To Oak Grove Baptist Church!
Welcome to the web pages of Oak Grove Baptist Church. I am delighted to be the transitional pastor of such a wonderful and caring church. I pray that you will find the following pages of our web presence helpful as you seek to learn more about Oak Grove Baptist Church.
You may have noticed that I used the term Transitional Pastor to describe my role and relationship to Oak Grove Baptist Church. This term Transitional might raise a question in your mind, “What is a transitional pastor?” Let me answer that question for you this way, when you look up the word transitional it will give a meaning of moving from one place to another. So a transitional pastor is one who helps a church from the place that they are to a place they want to be. A transitional pastor’s work usually ministers when one pastor has left and the church in the future will transition to another pastor. A transitional pastor will help the church get ready for her new pastor. The transitional pastor will help the church see and accept the reality of where they are and the hope of where they want to be. The transitional pastor will access governing documents, look at facilities and make recommended changes that will help the church get ready for her next pastor. This transitional pastor will also help with the healing process that may be necessary to help the church and her members to move towards her goals, purpose and objectives. While doing the work of accessing and healing the transitional pastor serves as the pastor of the church giving directions to the present ministries of the church, supervising staff, visiting the hospital, doing home visits and doing the preaching and teaching for the church.
I am really excited to be back in the Salem area and look forward to renewing friendships and making many new friendships.
I have been welcomed warmly by the members of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
I would invite you to come and study God’s Word and worship with us.
Bro. George Roach