Desiring a church in northwestern San Antonio, a small group of people met and planned in 1969 for the first services of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. They met with a vision and that same vision continues in the hearts of the members today. Property was acquired at Vance Jackson and Wurzbach. In time, the Church grew and many improvements were necessary to minister to the surrounding community.
We have a beautiful Sanctuary and modern Family Life Center with Gymnasium and spacious Bible Study classrooms. We continue to reach out to the city and bring the message of the Lord Jesus to a hurting humanity. Our future has never looked brighter and we are excited about the mission we have been given.
Oak Ridge Baptist Church exists for the purpose of equipping the saints for ministry, for the edifying of each member, and for the spiritual growth of each person to become more like Jesus.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lords Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to:
walk together in Christian love;
to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort;
to promote its prosperity and spirituality:
to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;
to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to:
maintain family devotions and secret devotions;
to religiously educate our children;
to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;
to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage;
to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to:
watch over one another in brotherly love;
to remember one another in prayer;
to aid one another in sickness and distress;
to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech;
to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that:
when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.