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We are honored to have a few moments to introduce you to Oak Forest Baptist Church and the wonderful people who call Oak Forest their church home.

Maybe you are new to the Christian faith, or perhaps you have been following the Lord as long as you can remember. More than likely, you find yourself somewhere in between. That’s OK. Because wherever you are on your spiritual quest, OFBC is ready to help you discover new territories in your faith journey.

When you come to Oak Forest, you’ll find a place where you can feel at home … a place where you will be warmly welcomed … a place to be yourself … a place to worship, sing, pray, and learn … a place you can begin to experience and enjoy all that God has to offer you.

Please accept our invitation to worship at Oak Forest this Sunday. We hope you will come, and experience with us, the love and grace that God has to offer you.

About Our Worship

Sundays
9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship

Wednesdays
10:00 A.M. Prayer and Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study

Our worship service is generally traditional, with a blend of favorite old hymns, classical, jazz, and contemporary music.

We do not have a dress code.  Come as you feel comfortable dressing for worship.  (For some of our men that means coat and tie.  For others, a golf shirt.  Our ladies dress in either skirt or slacks.)

When you visit, please feel free to use whichever Bible translation that feels comfortable to you.  (Our pastor preaches from the New International Version.)

During worship we offer a nursery for babies and preschoolers.

Sunday School and Bible Study

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

We offer three adult Sunday School classes for you to choose from.
Feel free to try each of them before you decide which one is right for you.

We also have Sunday School classes for all children’s age groups Nursery through High School.

Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Both our morning and evening sessions begin with a time of sharing prayer concerns and intercessory prayer.

The remainder of the hour is spent in verse by verse study and exposition of the books of the Bible.

Wednesday, Adult Choir Practice
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We are proud of our choir, they do a wonderful job leading us in music each Sunday.

Staff

Our Pastor
Rev. Kirby D. Smith has been our pastor since 2006.  He is a native of Indiana but grew up in Vienna, in northern Virginia.  He is married to Laura.  They have two grown children.

Rev. Smith has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and earned his Masters’ of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Rev. Smith has been a pastor since 1983 and has served four churches, all of them in Virginia.

He has been active in local and state Baptist organizations, and for seven years served as an adjunct professor at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

When his children were growing up, he was active in local youth sports, coaching baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer.

Our Minister of Music
Rev. Laura Smith is our Minister of Music.  She has also been with us since 2006.  And yes, she is our pastor’s wife!

Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Radford University.  She also studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA, and at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Laura has served alongside Kirby in each of their churches, filling roles as Music Minister, pianist, and organist.  She also has served as accompanist at various local and state Baptist meetings.

In addition, Laura has been a private piano instructor since 1983.

Directions

We are located at:
5101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

 

Phone: 804-276-6547

Email us at: oakforestbc@verizon.net