OUR MISSION

We Believe community grows life.  

Our Mission at the Oaks is to use our hands, hearts and lives so people on Red Bank Road find and follow Jesus.

WE BELIEVE PEOPLE MATTER

WE BELIEVE JESUS CHANGES EVERTHING

WE BELIEVE PRAYER WORKS

ABOUT US

The Oaks is founded by the Franklins, who have been called to Goose Creek to love the community of Redbank Road. Mark and Niccole have been together for 20 years and have 3 daughters; Cassie (16), Lainey (15), and Emalee (12).  These ladies are a staple in both our children's ministries and worship team.

The Franklins share a story of radical redemption that came 15 years ago.  Their story includes a wide range of seasons and emotions: destruction, defeat, heartbreak, restoring, healing and a calling. Jesus said, "you did not chose me but I chose you" John 15:16.  This is how they landed in Goose Creek, now over 6 years ago.  

The hope of the Oaks on Redbank Road is to create an atmosphere where authentic community happens and life grows.  We believe this community will bloom as we use our hands, hearts and lives so people can find and follow Jesus. People will see God as we serve them, people will hear God as we share our story, and people will know God as we live beyond ourselves and connect them with Him.  

Our heart for the physical Redbank community is to permeate Redbank Road. We've seen our hands and hearts at work at places like the American Legion on Howe Hall Road, Mount Holly Elementary School, and the Bald Monkey Beanery. We've seen our lives impact Redbank Road as we rally organizations to partner together for the good of the community.  This is the heartbeat of Christ... transforming communities one encounter at a time.  

 

We know that God desires to rename those who are strangers of God to children of God; to restore broken lives with beauty, healing and truth; and to reclaim deserted hearts, places and cities as "a city of God's delight" because we have experienced this beautiful grace in our own family. We want to watch the story of your life, the authenticity of your friendships, and the passion in your veins be ignited by the power of God in your midst.  

Leadership

Favorite song: So will I

 

Favorite food: Seafood

 

Niccole is excited to lead the Oaks Wesleyan Church on Red bank Road! She hopes to help people see God, hear God and grow to know God as they grow in community.

Head Pastor

Niccole Franklin

Jeremiah can often be found cooking Italian food while listening to Jazz music. Other times he enjoys roasting coffee and visiting local coffee shops in the Charleston area. When it comes to ministry, Jeremiah thrives on inviting people into the presence of God through songs of praise and worship.

Worship Director

Jeremiah Crosby

Favorite song: Reckless Love - Cory Asbury

 

Favorite food: chicken & dumplings

 

Mark knows that prayer works because of his own personal testimony. Mark understands how much of a privilege it is to lift others up in prayer. The Oaks has been praying for the people of Red Bank Road since its inception. Please feel free to let Mark know how he can pray for you.

Prayer Director

Mark Franklin

Goose Creek Native who loves making our community feel like family.

Connections Director

Chantel Echols

Favorite Food: Crab Legs

 

Favorite Song: Sticks and Stones by Cass

 

 

My passion is to Give everyone an equal chance of encountering the Lord. To Let the Spirit move and make an impact on someone's heart Through the sound and computer equipment. 

AV Director

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Ministerial Resident 

Brandon Bland

© 2019 by Brandon Bland