More About Oak Pointe

The vision of Oak Pointe Church is simple. Our desire is to be a place where anyone can find God, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. We believe in the idea of “no shame, no same”. There’s no shame in where you’ve been, but we’re passionate to see you grow. We also have a heart to be part of the larger Church in Metro Detroit. We want to plant new churches and partner with existing churches. We want to see a movement of people throughout this region who are changed by Christ and who are changing our world.

UNITE
Oak Pointe Church is a local representation of the Global Body of Christ. We have a passion to see churches win, and we aim to bring the churches in our region together in order to reach our communities, plant new churches, and to help each other grow stronger.
REACH
Oak Pointe Church has a passion for people. We desire to reach people locally, regionally, and globally through meaningful relationships, good deeds, and good news.
RESTORE
At Oak Pointe, we desire to restore emotional health and help people find freedom from pain, anxiety and dysfunctional patterns so they are free to grow into who God intends them to be.
GROW
Oak Pointe Church desires to be a greenhouse of growth for people. We encourage and challenge people to grow into spiritually and emotionally mature followers of Christ.
GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrew 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Romans 5:1

Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in unison with Him is eternal life (heaven). Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 18:8, 25:44, 46

The Local Church

The local church is a body of believers organized for worship, work and fellowship. The two ordinances of the church are baptism (immersion) and the Lord’s Supper. The local church is an independent and self-governing body responsible to Christ alone who is its Savior and Lord.

Romans 6:3, 4; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 26;26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Since it’s inception, Oak Pointe Church has set out to be a church that is directed and led by the Living God. Without question, God guided every step of the creation of Oak Pointe, using miraculous provision to validate His purposes. After experiencing tremendous growth in its early days meeting in Northville High School, the leadership team quickly realized the need to look for land for a future ministry center. Scarce listings coupled with high prices meant that Oak Pointe needed what only God Himself could provide.

 

A real estate member that called Oak Pointe Church “home” contacted Bob in order to inform him that a land developer had just pulled out of a deal on 27 acres of land in Novi, and she asked if Bob would be interested in seeing it. Bob immediately said, “Yes,” and set out to meet the landowners, Shirley and Giza. Bob inquired about a Bible sitting on their table, which prompted Shirley to share that when she saw the field as a little girl, she told her dad that one day she would buy it. That little girl made good on her word, and as an adult purchased the field. Her desire was that the field would someday be the site of a church that would worship and serve to the glory of God. She named the field “Gloria Deus Field,” which means “for the glory of God.”

 

Little did Shirley realize that six months before Oak Pointe was born, and two years before the property was on the market, a godly man stood with Bob Shirock in the Links of Novi parking lot surveying the community in which a future church would minister. The man pointed across the street to the field overlooking a large lake and stated, “That land right over there would be a great place for the church!”

 

He was pointing, of course, to the field that is now home to Oak Pointe Church—a field already aptly named, “Gloria Deus Field.”

 

To God be the glory, indeed; yesterday, today, and always.

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Lead Pastor

Bob & Shirley Shirock

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Executive Pastor

Jim & Tammy Hobbs

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Young Adults Pastor

Adam & Angie Schultz

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South & East Community Pastor

Blaine & Gloria Dennison

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Missions Pastor

Brent & Natalie Buttermore

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Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Charlie & Martha Koopman

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Pastor of Business & Operations

Daryl & Nancy Rice

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North Community Pastor

Dave & Cyndi Hughes

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Pastor of Strategic Partnerships

Jim & Linda Bahbah

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Cody Partnership Director & Pastor

Kurt & Tammy Alber

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Restore Ministries Director

Margaret & Tim Michael

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Director of Student Ministry & High School Pastor

Mark & MacKenzie Kaminski

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Director of Communications

Randy & Andie Dunning

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Middle School Pastor

Rick & Danielle Barry

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Grow & Restore Ministries Pastor

Rick & Candi Beemer

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West Community Pastor

Rod & Liz Rhoad

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Director of Children’s Ministry

Val & Al Herriman

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Chairman

Ken Jones

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Bob Shirock

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Jim Hobbs

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Lee Heininger

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Mark Kaminski

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Matt Minard

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Ron Risher

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Steve Skaglin

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Tom Ruby