Our Story.

 

Our Story is not just where we’ve come from, but where we are going. We believe that we are called to give sacrificially, love without holding back, and press toward the Mark of seeing our city transformed through education, social justice advocacy, and relational restoration in our neighborhoods.

 
 

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $1.2 Million by January 1st!

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:14


The Parish began in 2012 in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, with a vision to renew the classical model of the local church as a gathering place for the community that surrounds it. We are a Christ-centered church which affirms the authority of Scripture and the need for repentance and forgiveness. We believe that God’s heart for justice and mercy means we should take action, so we committed ourselves to address issues of poverty and oppression that affects our neighborhood and city.  Through free neighborhood dinners, after-school and summer programs in nearby McKinley Park, District House Coffee Shop and the Venue for arts and entertainment, we have striven to share the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. 

 
 
We believe that God’s heart for justice and mercy means we should take action
 

In 2018, God led us through a series of miraculous “coincidences” to move down the street to the corner of 16th and Penn, where Preach Unto Them Jesus and St. Elijah’s before them have been ministering for decades. This historic building has given us the space to start a community school, host block parties and dream of even bigger ways to serve our neighborhoods.

From this corner, we touch so many neighborhoods—communities of beautifully diverse ethnicity and backgrounds. Our goal is to minister to all our neighbors, serving as they have need. 

 

The Parish School seeks to provide a safe space for kids, prioritizing enrollment to meet the unique needs faced by the urban youth of our city. Our goal is to connect students and families with church members in order to meet even more needs.  By partnering with other educational organizations we will overcome these unique educational obstacles through small, hands-on classrooms with a strong art emphasis that correlates to a quality core curriculum. Students will participate in a community garden, and have access to after-school programming that combines crafts, outdoor exploration, and Biblical principles. All these services will be provided free of charge to all participants.

 


We will continue our neighborhood outreach through monthly events, generosity in meeting physical needs, and growing even stronger relationships with refugee families in our city. We want to be present in our community as more than just a building.

Our mutual love for Jesus has united our church with the Iraqi refugee community. It has been an honor serving Jesus among them as we welcomed and integrated them into our city.
— Jason Weigand - Community Care Director
 
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