August 16, 1895, under the leadership of Rev. Jacob Mayfield and W. S. Taylor, Oak Hill Baptist Church was organized. Along with 16 other charter members: William Taylor, Daniel Phillip, J.W. New, John Cundiff, Charity New, E.J. New, Lou Cundiff, Ida Chestnut, Noma Eads, Lisa Chestnut, Almer Chestnut, Lara Lorton, Emmie Freeman, Annie Wilson, James W. Eads, and Lou Ellen Eads.
Shortly after, Oak Hill became organized the church's first building program began. With the land being donated by W.O. Newell, March 1896, our first church building, measuring 30 X 50 X 12, was completed February of the following year.
In 1948, the church selected a site for the new building. The church moved into its new facilities, March 5, 1949.
In December, 1961, Oak Hill decided to start a new building fund, for expansion of the building and the installation of rest rooms and a nursery. After a unanimous vote in October, 1978, the church proceeded and completed new additions to the building in January, 1979.
In July, 1982, Oak Hill called Dr. Harold Brown, who is currently still serving, as its pastor. Shortly, thereafter, the church ventured into its largest building program ever. In order to accommodate the growing congregation, the church decided to relocate the church site across the road. The church opted to expand over a three-phase period. With monies secured, phase one began in the spring of 1983. In August, however, the church was dealt a setback when the frame of the new building under construction collapsed leaving only the foundation in-tact. Not to be deterred, the church rebuilt the structure seeing it completed and able for use in March, 1984.
Easter Sunday morning, 1988, phase two of the building program, the church's new auditorium was completed. It is still being used as our present sanctuary. In 1994, due to the growth and faithful giving of her members, the church was able to declare itself debt-free.
However, in May, 1994, Oak Hill broke ground on construction of phase three. The expansion would include a 3-story educational wing and a state of the art Family Life Center. In May, 1995, phase three of the building was completed.
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To aid in the rebuilding of lives and homes that were destroyed in West Liberty, Kentucky, we are pulling together as a community. By coordinating our efforts, we can assist those who have lost everything.
There will be a truck in Walmart’s* parking lot until Thursday to collect any and all
donations. Please consider making a donation and help those in West Liberty, Kentucky.
Come & join us on Friday August 26 from 7-9PM, and Saturday August 27 from 9AM-12:15. Sign up today, call 679-8496. $10.00 per couple.
Matt was born in Somerset Ky and graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2000 with a degree in Pastoral Studies. His lovely wife Cindy was born in Spartanburg SC and graduated from North Greenville University with a church music degree. They met while traveling with a singing group named "Wings of Morning"and were married in December of 1997. Matt and Cindy joined Oak Hill in April of 2011. Matt oversees the exciting children's ministry. Cindy and Matt have one daughter Kylee Grace who was born March 3, 2004. If you would like to contact Matt you can reach him here.
We are located at 2135 Oak Hill Rd. in Somerset KY, which is just off the 914 by-pass. Click here for detailed directions.
We have special parking spaces for you. Once you make your way onto our campus, look for the visitor parking spaces closest to the building. This parking lot is reserved for guest parking. If you have any questions or need directions, our guest service attendants are available in the main lobby to answer questions and help you find your way to the right place. If you have kids or infants, they will direct you to our children's church locations.
On Sunday mornings, we have an 8:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary. Following that service, you have the opportunity to take part in one of many Sunday Bible Study classes for anyone of any age group. For those of you who aren't morning people, there are also worship services in the sanctuary that follow Sunday Bible Study at 11:00 a.m.
Children, 1st through 5th grade, meet on the third floor for Sunday Bible Study and worship. During the 10:00 a.m. Bible Study your children will meet in small groups and learn character traits they will carry with them their whole life. During the worship service your child will have the opportunity to worship as a group in the “Kids Quest” room while their parents enjoy there own worship in the sanctuary. The preschool department seeks to provide a safe and secure environment so that parents can worship worry-free. All the classrooms are on the lower level, see any or our guest service attendants to find you specific age group.