“…and on this rock I will build MY church…”
Our mission as the church, in obedience to the Word of God, is to enlist, encourage, and equip as many people as possible in becoming dedicated followers of Jesus. We understand this lifelong journey includes essential elements such as…
Commitment to Worship
Christ’s followers will hear and obey what God says. In worship, we hear a message from God’s word, and we grow in knowledge of His will for our lives. Through worship, we refocus our lives on God. All who love God and follow Jesus commit to – and enjoy the privilege of – worshiping regularly.
Commitment to our Community
Christ’s followers are to be known by their love for each other. Following Jesus is an individual decision, but the journey is made in the company of other followers. Christ offers a new life, a connected life, and in His church all are welcome through humble obedience.
Commitment to Serve
Christ’s followers are to embrace a life of service. Love for God is demonstrated by showing love to other people, not just in words but in deeds of mercy. Following Jesus will lead us to others we can help.
Justin Oates was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 7, 1986, to James and Mary Oates. Justin was raised in the Lords Church in Dora, Alabama where his grandfather still serves as an Elder. Justin moved around a lot in his youth, eventually making his way to Lincoln, Alabama where he met his wife, Melissa. They were married in 2009 and now have 2 boys, Mason and Carter.
Justin began fill in preaching as a young man in the Lords Church, but took on full time preaching in 2017. Justin has been educated through the Memphis School of Preaching MOST program, as well as Northwest Florida School of Biblical Studies. Before moving to Cottondale, Justin spent the last 4 years preaching in Columbus and Eupora Mississippi.
Quote from Justin: “My family and I are thankful to be with the loving brethren at Cottondale, and look forward to working with them for many years to come. We have been blessed in so many ways in our faith in the Lord, and want to give back as much as we can.”
World Bible School – Please grade materials and turn into Clifton Parker.
Outreach Groups – Everyone is encouraged to send cards. We send out cards monthly to new movers in our area, as well as our sick and shut-ins. If you have any questions please get with one of the Elders. There are also many other current opportunities to serve the community.
Servant Sunday – Servant Sunday is a quarterly event where the church forgoes the afternoon service, and serves the community. This is done in different way each quarter, but is a great opportunity to encourage others.
Men’s Breakfast – Is held every fourth Saturday of the month, unless otherwise posted.
Ladies Devotional – A ladies devotional held at the church building every 3rd Thursday.
Youth Devotional – Youth Devotionals are held quarterly, and in unison with all of our other youth events.
North Alabama Christian Children’s Home – We continue to support this great mission. If you would like to support the children’s home by donations, please get with one of the Elders.
YouTube – All of our services are being broadcasted live through YouTube. You can follow the link at the bottom of the page to watch or if you want to just revisit a past sermon. If you would like a CD of any sermon or a digital copy, please get with one of the Elders and we will get one made for you.
Food Pantry – We keep a stocked food pantry for those in need. If you are in need at this time, please see one of the Elders. Also, if you would like to donate towards this cause, please bring canned items to the Church benevolence room.
World Bible School – If you would like to read more regarding the World Bible School please click on one of the listed links.
I am Earl White’s sister and wondered if you knew that he is in Decatur hospital. He had complications from his diabetes and was unconscious Thursday and Friday. He is conscious now and is finally talking. He is in ICU. Just wanted you to know. Helen Sherrill