What We Believe

Our mission statement:  

With Jesus as our guide and community as our goal, we worship, love, serve, and grow.

We are a gathering of people committed to telling the story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a story of love that is capable of changing lives, relationships, and culture. We tell that story in worship, in study, in service, in action, in music, in prayer, and in relationships, in our neighborhood, throughout our city, and all over God’s world. We are certain that the Holy Spirit is inspiring us in new and creative ways, to share in what God is up to, in this time and in this place. We hope that together, as we worship, love, serve, and grow, we might be a small part of some incredible things God is doing, among us, through us, and in spite of us, right here, and right now.

“In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’”

From “A Brief Statement of Faith” in the PC(USA) Book of Confessions

Our Affiliations:

Oak Hill is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and locally, the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery.

We are a Certified Hunger Action Congregation.

We are a member of More Light Presbyterians.

We are active supporters of Metropolitan Congregations United

Statement of Clarity:

At Oak Hill we invite and welcome all who are seeking God into faithful community. 
The Presbyterian Church (USA) and our congregation do ordain and install LGBTQ individuals to church leadership positions. 
Our pastor has and will officiate weddings for same gender couples. 

Our History:

One of our members and elders, Janet Stanford, wrote a wonderful history of Oak Hill church, which you can read by clicking here.

About Presbyterians:

Presbyterian and Reformed churches share a common origin in the 16th-century Swiss Reformation and the teachings of John Calvin, and today make up one of the largest branches of Protestant Christianity.  There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide; about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The name “Presbyterian” comes from the representational form of church government called presbyterian. In presbyterian churches, governing authority is given to elected lay leaders known as “elders” (or “presbyters”), who work with the congregation’s ordained minister. Presbyterian belief and practice center on the Bible and the sovereignty of God.

To learn more about PC(USA) or what Presbyterians believe visit pcusa.org.

With Jesus as our guide and community as our goal, we worship, love, serve, and grow.