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
Here at The Oaks, we have a shared leadership team, we don't follow the traditional hierarchy in Church Leadership. We split our leadership responsibilities between three people. Our first is our Lead Pastor Niccole; she leads our Community Connections and she is our planting pastor. The second person is Pastor Nathan he leads development and discipleship within the church. Nathan also leads small groups. Our third pastor is Brandon he leads our Creative Arts by running social media, and coordinating the worship and tech team. These three people, together guide and steward The Oaks to be able to connect and reach and serve as many lost people as possible.
We feel this form of leadership allows us to thrive in the gifts God has blessed us with and allows God to be glorified.
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.