A Lighthouse on Courthouse

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 okay, because wherever you are on your faith journey, OFBC is here to help you grow, mature, and draw closer to Christ.

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

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

10:00 a.m. Prayer and Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice

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 have two adult Sunday School classes for you to choose from.
Feel free to try them both, and 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.

Our session begins 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
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

We are proud of our choir. They do a wonderful job leading us in choral anthems and special music presentations each week.


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. Willard Sawyer has been our Minister of Music since June 2021. A graduate of Old Dominion University, he also earned a Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rev. Sawyer and his wife Nora have served several churches throughout Virginia over 40 years of ministry.

Our Accompanist/Pianist

Rev. Laura Smith is our Pianist.  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.


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


Phone: 804-276-6547

Email us at: oakforestbc@verizon.net