" Working For The Community"
Who are we?
Okehampton Baptist Church is a group of people
committed to Jesus and each other. Some have been in Okehampton since they can
remember and others are from further away. We are from a variety of backgrounds
and are all ages – from 1 to 90!
What draws us together is an experience of the love of God and a desire to know
him better. We know God makes a difference! Okehampton Baptist Church has been
in the town for well over 100 years – We are established neighbours! Isn’t it
time you got to know us better?
The best way to find out about us is to meet us! We gather together on Sundays
at 11am and would love to see you.
We extend a warm welcome ....
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor.
To those who are pregnant, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can't carry a note !
You're welcome here if you are `just browsing' just woke up or just got out of prison.
We don't care if you're more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven't been in a church since little Jack's Christening.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but have not grown up yet , and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.
We welcome children, keep-fit mums, football dads, tree huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems, or just down in the dumps.
If you blew all your money on the horses , you're welcome here.
We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or wound up here by mistake.
We welcome tourists, seekers, and doubters, broken hearts .....and you !
you for visiting our website! We hope it's useful for you.
Sunday Service – 11:00am
To include Engage Kids and
Engage Youth (download
the information leaflet)
There is also a Crèche where your younger children can be left in
followed by Tea/Coffee & Biscuits
Come & join us !!!
We are currently raising funds for essential repairs to our roof and walls.
Target is £22,000
Update 08 November 2018
Thanks to supporters the total raised so far for essential repairs to our building so we can continue to help our community is ..... £6,970. That is amazing and a big thank you to everyone who has given. The amount on our just giving page is now £220.00
We continue to fundraise for the remaining £15,030.
Okehampton Baptist Church has been meeting the needs of many people in our community for over 100 years!! We don't want to stop, so please help us meet our goal and get these repairs done. Every pound counts so please give a little and together we can continue to make a difference. 5 age groups meet Sundays. Foodbank operates from here and the halls are hired out to groups weekly.
Please pray and spread the word.
More options to donate - click the 'DONATE' button.
Two teams visited the children at
Krivnya Orphanage & School for children with special needs: A building team and
an activities team.
The building team successfully removed a crumbling ceiling and replaced it with
a new one. The room was previously shut off due to falling debris but now it can
be reopened. It was a big task as the ceiling is 16m x 8m and nearly 6m high.
The activities team ran a week of fun
and games for the children focusing on the 7 days of creation. Each day a poster
was created culminating in a wonderful collage of their work covering the whole
of creation which has been hung in the orphanage as a reminder of what the
children learned. Above all we hope that both teams achieved their main aim of
showing the love of Jesus through our actions.
Now we are looking forward to next