What We Believe

We believe that if we follow the pattern for the church that we find in the Bible, we can be simply Christians. We spend time in the study of the Bible and work to follow the pattern we find there of how to become Christians, how to worship our Lord, how to live our lives, and raise our families. We are simply Christians, striving to let the Bible be our guide and pattern.

A few of our core beliefs are: 
-In order to be saved by Jesus, you must be baptized in His name.
-Weekly communion where we share the Bread of Life and Blood of Jesus.
-Fellowship with one another is crucial to a strong community that is established in God. 

Below are some of the scriptures that we value highly in the structure of our church:
-Matthew 16:18
-Acts 11:26
-Acts 26:28
-1 Peter 4:16


As people of God, we give because God has given so much to us. Our gifts go towards the work of Oakland locally in Clarksville, across the country, as well as globally through mission efforts. We give to increase the Kingdom through our generosity so others may know Jesus better. 

Mission Efforts:
-Lylewood Christian Camp
-World Bible School
-Potter's Children's Home and Family Ministries

Brindar siempre lo mejor de ti.


We want Him to hear our soul's deepest desires and praises while in worship. Therefore, we focus on acapella singing. Our voices sing loud and clear, and the written words in our hymnal speak for themselves. We seek to praise Him in how we live in this world, letting Him guide our steps and light the path before us. 

“Praise the Lord, for He is good. Sing praises to His name. for it is lovely” Psalm 135:3


Luke Yates is our part-time minister who is currently teaching on "Powerful Parables of Jesus" in Bible class Sunday mornings. He is preaching a sermon series on the book of Habakkuk titled "How Long, O Lord?" during Sunday morning worship.

We occasionally study from "Beautiful Attitudes", written by Paul E. Cantrell. 

The focus of our Sunday night and Wednesday Bible study is a book "God Hath Spoken", written by Ken Butterworth. 

We would love to have you join us at any and all times that we meet!

Our Minister

Our pulpit minister is Luke Yates. He lives in Springfield, TN with his wonderful wife Grace and dog Brinkley. Luke is a 2013 graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A. in Bible and has been preaching for over a decade in the states of Oklahoma, Missouri, and Tennessee. In addition to preaching at Oakland, Luke works full-time at Reliant Bank in Springfield. He loves God, his family, vacationing with his wife, music and good coffee. If you want to contact Luke he can be reached through email at [email protected]