A Pastor and a People With a Passion and a Purpose

New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Oakley, CA is a Christian ministry that empowers men, women, and children alike. Our church offers a loving and welcoming atmosphere; its members are nonjudgmental and are very friendly. Join us, and let us help you find God’s wonderful plan for your life!

A Message From Pastor John

“I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Phil 3:13,14

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Beloved in Christ Jesus;

Starting the new year right is critical to having a year that is productive and progressive and positive and most important, pleasing to God! So, what is your desire for the new year?

This week, I’m asking you to do three things:

  • Take an inventory of where you fell short last year.
  • Don’t dwell on your shortcomings or successes of last year.
  • Commit to pursuit this year of the Goal Christ has set for you.

You see, it’s only in exacting an inventory that you will come face to face with the Man or Woman in the mirror. In the Apostle Paul’s desire, zeal and passion to win Christ, gain Christ, and know Christ, he is forced to take a hard look at himself; something that is never easy.

But, in his desire to become more like Christ, he is compelled to assess where he is in his Christian walk, measure his Christian growth, and his spiritual assessment revealed 4 things.

The first thing was he wasn’t where he needed to be yet; The second was he needed to forget about what he didn’t get done! Third, he was now reaching forward now, to what’s ahead in Jesus; And the last thing was that he was now going to “PRESS” toward the mark (The Goal) of winning Christ!

I want to encourage each of us this new year to PRESS in our relationship with Jesus! Pressing requires focus, determination and discipline. But, we can do “All Things” through Christ! If we PRESS, we will win the Eternal Prize!

God Bless Each of You!

-Pastor John

Our Ministry, Message, and Mandate

My beloved brothers and sisters;

In these last days, The Lord is not calling the church to be the rallying-point for society nor the political lightening-rod for the nation’s moral decay. But what He has called us to be is a Spiritual Light in a darkened world, pointing the way to truth and eternal life.

Our Ministry-

To Introduce Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him and want to find a better way of life; To Encourage the downtrodden, discouraged and disenfranchised; To Offer Healing to the brokenhearted. To Herald the return of Jesus Christ or Lord.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised; To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Luke 4:18-19

Our Message-

Jesus Christ has the answer and the cure to ANY and EVERY problem life brings; Individual, Collective and Societal. Accept Him; Lean on Him; Depend on Him. He will never let you down.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Our Mandate-

To go forth in these last days sharing the “Good News” of Jesus Christ; At home, in our communities and abroad. Compelling men, women, boys and girls to answer the Lord’s call to abundant and everlasting life.

“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”

Luke 14:23

Service Time

Sunday School: Every Sunday From 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Worship Service: Every Sunday at 11:00 AM

Bible Study: Every Wednesday From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Contact Us

New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church

 P.O. Box 646
Oakley, California 94561