Oakland Baptist is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Georgia Baptist Convention and the
Southside Baptist Network. Through each of these entities we engage in mission projects and efforts that include our county – state – and world. Working together with many other churches locally and nationally enables us to do what we could not do alone.


►We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit to do so. Therefore, the Bible is without error, and is the final authority for all of life’s questions, decisions and actions.
►We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). We believe God to be the creator of all things and as such, the controller of the Universe.
►We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him and live in such a way that glorifies God. Through sinful disobedience, man became alienated from God, and is incapable of re-entering a right relationship with Him apart from faith in Jesus Christ – God the Son.
►We believe that the sacrificial death and shedding of blood by Jesus Christ on the cross is the only means of salvation and the forgiveness of man’s sin. Only through repentance (abandonment of sin) and submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ can a person experience the acceptance of God and eternal life with Him in Heaven.
►We believe that the “church” consists of every true believer in Jesus Christ, and we therefore are responsible to live every day yielded to the Holy Spirit’s direction and control attempting to become more “Christ-like” in our lives and life-styles. The purpose and goal of every Christian should be to glorify God through obedience to His word and remain unspotted by the things of our culture that are contrary to His holiness.