Oatley Anglican Church exists to honour God by making and growing more disciples for Jesus Christ.
As we look to the future, we want to honour God, and dream big as we trust him to do great things in our area.
At Oatley Anglican Church we see a future where we connect with hundreds of people each year. Reaching out to those around us and making contact with our community through Arndu, scripture in schools, kids and youth programs, community events, men’s and women’s nights, seniors ministries and more. And we do this so that we can tell them the good news about Jesus.
As more and more people join us, we want to be a church that plants churches, starting new congregations to reach more people for Jesus Christ. We see a church of many nations. People from any ethnic background being welcomed, and joining us in God’s mission. We also want to be sending people into the mission field. Seeing people training for full time paid ministry in local, national, and international settings.
In short, we picture a vibrant church, with multiple congregations, bursting at the seams with people thirsting to honour God, growing, serving, and connecting others. We want to strategically start new congregations to better reach those around us, and for this to be something that happens every few years.
We see reality, and know where our church is now, but we dream big, and see where it could be, because we exist to honour God by making and growing more disciples for Jesus Christ.
Craig and Larissa moved to Oatley in 2009 from the Wollongong region. Craig is responsible for setting the overall vision and direction of the church. You’ll find him teaching the bible in church most Sundays, and showing us what God’s word looks like in our lives today.
p. 9580 8950
m. 0422 946 355
Associate Minister: Seniors
Later in life Ted retired as a bank manager and went into ordained ministry in the Armidale diocese. He retired from ministry and moved to Oatley, but never lost his desire to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus. Ted oversees our seniors ministry, running Nosh and Friday Communion.
p. 9579 6547
Tracy joined the OAC team in 2017, and is responsible for the Mandarin Fellowship, which is on every Sunday at 10am. Tracy has been a Christian for 10 years and is a part time student at Moore College.
p. 9580 8950
m. 0411 038 416
A long time Oatley resident, Lynne currently runs The Sanctuary ministry, keen to see people transformed and finding healing as they hear God’s word. Lynne has a wide range of talents, and is always on the lookout for someone to pray with
m. 9585 0462
Youth Ministry Apprentice
Chris oversees the youth ministry, and you’ll find him at Ignite and Alight on a Friday and Bible Bites on a Sunday, seeking to teach those who come along more about God’s love in Jesus. Chris is studying an Advanced Diploma of Theology through Youthworks College.
Benita is working part time at OAC while finishing off a Masters of Teaching (Primary). She coordinates the Connect team and leads Bible Bites and plays in the band on Sundays. Benita also works as a school chaplain.
Oatley Anglican Church has been in the area since 1911 when the first meetings were held. The church, being the members, has had a passion for the area for a long time, and have made a number of improvements to the facilities over the years in order to better reach the community. The old church building is now in use as one of the preschool classrooms, in the 1960s the current A- Frame building was erected, with the new church hall following a number of years later. In more recent years there have been significant upgrades to playgrounds spaces, and an effort to refurbish the interior of the building to make it multi-use.
As a result the church has gained more space and greater impact in the community through the various midweek ministries, and we look to the years ahead we pray for wisdom in using our building resources for God’s glory.