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Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had [c]given them. 19 But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,

Genesis 26:18-19


At Oakland Church we desire to honor our past while looking expectantly toward the future with belief that God is going to do something amazing among us.

Our History

1958 - We were "planted" by Cedar Rapids First Church of the Nazarene. Our first worship services were held in the Boots' home with 19 charter members.
1959 - We moved into our first church building on 29th Street near Oakland Road.
1972 - We purchased a nine-acre plot of land on 42nd Street near Kennedy High School. During construction of the new facility, we met at Bowman Woods Elementary School.
1976 - We moved to our current location at 3000 42nd Street NE.
1970's and 80's - We enjoyed a thriving bus ministry.
Mid-1980's - We constructed an addition that included a fellowship hall and classroom space.
2007 - We completed a multi-purpose Ministry Center with a teen wing and nursery.

In those years:
Dozens of young people have been called into ministry through our church.
Oakland has had 13 Senior Pastors and 14 Assistant Pastors.

Our Pastors

1956-Lay Minister Clem Hays

1958-Rev. H.E. Hegstrom

1958-Rev. Clayton Baily

1963-Rev. Charles Byers

1965-Rev. John Friend

1971-Rev. Crawford Howe

1977-Rev. Robert Atkinson

1984-Rev. Gene Phillips

1990-Rev. Dave Childers

1995-Rev. Paul Miller

2004 Rev. David King

2022 Rev. Dave Childers

2023-Rev. Michael Perkins

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