+ 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 !