Willow Oak Christian Church

   

Willow Oak Christian Church
2130 Wilson Road
Virgilina, Virginia  24598

Willow Oak was Founded in 2003.

Our Staff:    Michael Haskett, Preaching Elder

More about Mike:

Family: Wonderful Wife, Ellen, Four amazing children: Spenser (Married to Allie), Sable, Daniel, and Madelyn, One awesome grandson Jonah Educational Background: Earned a B.A. in biology from Indiana University. In 1985 earned OD. Currently working on Masters in Christian Leadership from Kentucky Christian University. Career background: I once had my dream job as a garbage collector. No really, I loved that job! I currently work as an Optometrist in South Boston and Chase City. I also preach at Willow Oak and lead the Worship Team since the very first service in 2003 in the small house. Hometown: Crown Point, IN Hobbies: Basketball, golf, football, really any sporting activity and spending time with my family. And of course WOCC

Favorite Season: Fall

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 "I can do anything through Him who gives me strength."  

Favorite Sports Team: Bulls, Bears, Cubs, IU

Early Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate, is there really any question.  

What is the best thing about working at Willow Oak: It is great to feel like you are coming home to your family when you walk in the doors. Willow Oak really is such a welcoming place.

With who in the Bible do you most identify: Philip

The one thing you never leave home without doing: Turning off the Lights

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What to Expect:  There are a few important things that you can expect when you visit Willow Oak on Sunday mornings:  

- The unabashed preaching of God's Word, in season and out of season
- A come-as-you-are family environment
- A group of sinners striving to Love God, Love People, and Serve Daily

Our Beginnings:  Willow Oak Christian Church began 11 years ago, in a small building with a group of believers around a small fire. This wonderful church has grown into a thriving family of believers. 

Our Future:  Today, Willow Oak Christian Church is a thriving and growing church. It is made up of passionate believers who come from all walks of life. Willow Oak is made up of people living life together and seeking after the heart of God. 

Statement of Belief:

This is in no way a comprehensive list, but rather a listing of basic beliefs.  We hope this answers any questions you may have.  We challenge you to look at all the Scriptures provided and read them for yourself. If you have any further questions or need some clarification please feel free to email one of our ministers.  

We believe that God is sovereign and eternal and has revealed Himself in scripture. 

  • That He is by nature Creator, Ruler and Redeemer.
  • That He created ex-niliho (from nothing). (Gen. 1:1; Heb. 11:3; Jn. 1:3; Psa. 33:6; Colo. 1:16; Rom. 4:17)
  • That He rules providentially (through the natural law that he set place at creation).
  • That He redeems sacrificially.

We believe that Jesus is God in the flesh.

  • That He paid the price for man's sin with His death on the cross.
  • That He was resurrected on the third day.
  • That He is seated at the right hand of God the Father.
  • And that he will return someday to be the judge of all men.

We believe that God's Holy Spirit is an agent of conversion and an indwelling presence in the heart of every Christian, and works in hearts of non-believers.  

  • That this indwelling presence is what empowers my life in Christ.
  • That although God has the omnipotent power to grant miraculous manifestations of His Spirit, he applies them biblically at certain times through the Apostles.  
  • That the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased with the Apostolic Age.

 We believe that both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are the inspired and inerrant   Word of God.

 That God's revelation to mankind exits today in the form of Scripture. 

II Tim. 3:16-17; Jn. 10:35

 We believe in the institutions of the Lord's Supper (communion) and Baptism.

 That Communion ought to be offered weekly as it was during the first century (Acts 2:42)

 That Baptism is by immersion for the remission of sin and is a necessary part of becoming a Christian. (Acts 2:38; I Peter 3:21) 

We believe that Salvation is found in Christ alone and is accessed:

 By Grace (Eph. 2:8-9)

 Through Faith (Eph. 2:8-9)

 In Baptism (Colo. 2:12)

 For Good Works (Eph. 2:10)

We believe that the Churchs goal today is the Restoration of New Testament Christianity. 

  •  That we should have as our plea the unity of God's Church.
  •  That the church is meant to be autonomous. 
  •  That the church should be led by Scripturally appointed elders
  •  That an elder is called to oversee and shepherd God's church (I Tim. 3)
  •  That an elder may also labor as forth-teller (preacher) of Christ
  •  That the church should be served scripturally by appointed servers. (Acts 6)

We believe in the principles of the Restoration Movement generally as espoused in Campbell's Declaration of Address. 

We believe in the old Restoration Slogans:

 That we have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible.

 That in essentials we need unity, in the non-essentials we should have liberty, and in all things we need love.

We believe that the Great Commission is the Lord's mission statement for the church. (Matt. 28:18-20) 

We believe that the Minister's job is to equip and exhort Gods people to fulfill the commission. To reach the lost and be relevant in sharing the Gospel message of Jesus in all that he does.   

That his job is not to be the only one to carry out the work of ministry; that every member is a priest of God. (I Pet. 2.9)