Hello, and welcome to Foundation Free Will Baptist Church's website. We are so glad that you have shown in interest in our church and we hope that you are able to stop by our church and become part of the family! Please feel free to surf through our site to see some of the past events that we have held and see what our services our like.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! We are waiting for your phone call.
Foundation Free Will Baptist Church is a mission church that was started by the Oklahoma Free Will Baptist Missions Department and is currently supported by churches all across the country. For almost three years now, Foundation has been able to reach out to familes all over Northeast Oklahoma and even into Missouri, Arkansas, And Kansas and see God change lives.
The goals of Foundation Church are to fulfill the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:18-20, and to grow enough to be a self supporting Chuch to continue to be a light in this area of the world. We desire to be a place where lost souls can find salvation, where wayward souls can find restoration, where committed souls can find motivation, and where every soul can find a firm foundation to build their life upon.
In doing this, God will allow us to be the Church that we need to be in the Grand Lake area. We hope you can come and visit us soon. God bless.
Sam Smith is a native Oklahoman serving in his first pastorate. After being saved at a young age and answering the call into the ministry as a teenager, Sam was able to serve in his home church, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist, children's and bus ministry. Right after graduating from Cornerstone Christian Academy in Tulsa, he went to Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College where he earned a bachelors degree in Bible and Pastoral Theology and met his wife Jennifer.
Sam has served in churches from North Carolina, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In January of 2008, Sam moved his family to Grove, Oklahoma to start Foundation Free Will Baptist Church. Sam and Jennifer have two children: Colton & Savannah.
Sam also serves as the president of Grove's Ministerial Alliance.
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Educating ourselves in the Holy Scriptures is the duty of all believers. Here at Foundation, we hope to help in that through the ministry of Sunday School. We have classes to meet a wide range of ages. Our teachers are also some of the best. They truly have a burden to expose the Word of God and help apply it to everyday life. Sunday School is every Sunday morning at 9:30. Come a little earlier to enjoy fresh coffee and doughnuts, and get to know the people of Foundation.
The OASIS ministry at Foundation is a group of seniors that don't let age hold them back. It stands for OLDER ADULTS STILL IN SERVICE. Monthly, these grandparents take trips out of town for the purposes of fellowship with other believers. The trips may include dinner with other churches, shopping, music, or whatever comes up. The purpose of this ministry is to provide an opportunity for older adults to be active in fellowship with other believers. If you would like to know some more information about the OASIS group at Foundation, please call the front office at (918) 787-8950.
Foundation has an active youth group with weekly Bible studies on Wednesday night at the Church facility. Monthly there are rallies which can include trips, fun activities, community volunteering projects, ministry opportunities, summer camps, etc. As a group, we encourage one another to follow Christ no matter where it takes you. We mix fun and excitement with opportunities to serve God and grow close to Him. You may contact youth leaders at (918) 820-2651 or (918) 869-9983. There is always room for more at Foundation Youth.
Reaching out to and preparing the next generation to serve God is very important at Foundation. Through various children's programs, we try to instill Christian character and Godly principles in the lives of all the children who come here. Below is a list of some of those programs.
We realize that there is a tremendous in America today for Churches to reach out to men and disciple them into a Spiritual leader. Foundation has many programs focused on doing just that and so much more. We have numerous activities designed to reach men, and make them better fathers, husbands, sons, and men of God.
Men's Bible Study:
Each month there is a Men's Bible study that focuses on knowing God through His Word. This is an opportunity for all men, whether part of a local Church or not, to come together outside of a Church setting at an individual's house, and build relationships with other men of faith over dinner and study of Scripture. Monthly Bible Studies are held every THIRD THURSDAY at 6 PM at the house of John McClure. You may call John directly for more info at (918) 786-7802.
Men's Prayer Breakfast:
Every month on the FIRST FRIDAY, men from all over are invited to come and join the men of Foundation for prayer, testimonies, devotion, and good Christian fellowship. All this while enjoying a hearty breakfast. Come and help yourself to food for the soul, and food for your stomach. The Men's Prayer Breakfast is held at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church in the fellowship hall and is free to all. Breakfast is always ready around 6:30 AM and will be available till 8:30 AM. Just come in, eat, pray, leave, and start your day off right. Please call the Church office at (918) 787-8950 if you have any questions or would like more information.
Every year, on Father's Day weekend, the men and boys of Foundation go on an all night camping trip. The campout includes fishing, swimming, and of course food. There is also a special time of getting to know one another better. Singing and sharing Scripture around a camp fire is a great way to build relationships with other Christ-minded men, and build a stronger relationship with Christ Himself. You are welcome to call the Church office at (918) 787-8950 with any questions regarding the next Men's Campout.
Women's Bible Study:
Each month there is a Bible study for all women to attend. These Bible studies are held at the church or in an individual's home. These Bible studies are an opportunity for the women of our church to come together for a time of food and fellowship, as well as a time to be challenged spiritually. This monthly meeting is also used to coordinate various outreach ministries and special projects that our ladies are involved in throughout the year.
Young Mom's Bible Study:
This monthly Bible study is specifically designed for women who still have children at home. Each meeting is held at various local restaurants from noon until 1 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Our moms use this time to encourage one another and lessons are given on various topics: marriage, parenting, household duties, encouragement, time management, etc. Our desire is to build strong families by first becoming the wives and mothers that God desires for us to be.
Women Active for Christ:
The National Association of Free Will Baptists has formed a women's group at the national, state, and district level that all churches are encouraged to support and be involved in. Our district has various meetings to attend and missions outreach projects that help others.
We currently are running busses on Wednesday night to provide transportation for kids and teens. If you would like to get in contact with someone about our bus ministry at Foundation, please call the church office at (918) 787-8950.