We exist so people far from God will follow Christ and fulfill their purpose.
About Oakland Church
Oakland Christian Church is a congregation of about 1,000 believers dedicated to growing in the Christian faith and advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We exist so that people far from God will follow Christ and fulfill their purpose.
Our primary gatherings happen on Sunday morning at 9:00am and 11:00am. Outside of those gatherings, Oakland Church offers numerous community groups and youth programs throughout the week, including Family Nights on Wednesdays.
Founded in 1935, Oakland Christian Church is located at 5100 N. Adams Road in Rochester, Michigan, on the corner at Silverbell Road.
Join us! We look forward to meeting you.
Our Culture Points
Honor is for everyone
We believe in the impossible
Humility = Strength
Excellence is our evangelism
You don't have to believe to belong
Generosity is a lifestyle
Growing things change
We choose love
Unity in diversity is beautiful
People are our passion
Our lead Pastors
Pastors Dominic & Amira Russo
Dominic Russo is the Lead Pastor of Oakland Church. Pastor Dominic’s humorous and memorable presentation of God’s Word speaks directly to people’s hearts, uplifting and inspiring them to fulfill their full potential.
Pastor Dominic’s 30+ years of leadership at Oakland Church is catapulting many new ministries, including churches, charitable organizations, and international missions projects every year.
Most of all, Pastor Dominic is known for his passion for God and genuine love for all people. He is a true example of what a devoted follower of Christ looks like. His wife, Amira Russo leads alongside Pastor Dominic as well as the Oakland Church woman’s ministry, Brave.
What We Believe
These are the foundational beliefs we’ll always hold on to as a church.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
Join us in person on Sundays at 9:00 am & 11:00 am
We believe joining Oakland Church in-person or online on Sundays is one of the best ways to get connected to this life-giving community and experience what God has for you!