who we are

Oak Street Baptist Church is a faith family comprised of people from many different walks of life. Though we are different in many ways, we are united through our Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that we exist, as individuals and as a church, for the glory of God and the good of others. We certainly don't claim to be a perfect church, but we do serve a perfect God who has done more for us than we ever could have asked for. Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we have been given new life, and we want others to enjoy this life too!

what to expect

We hope you'll choose to attend one of our weekend services, and, when you do, we want you to know what to expect. See the FAQ's below to plan your visit.

What should I wear? 

Come as you are! You'll see some folks in suits and others in blue jeans and flip flops. 

How long is a typical service? 

Our Sunday morning services typically last 60-70 minutes. Sunday evening services are 60 minutes or less. 

 What happens in a typical service? 

Our Sunday morning services begin with some brief announcements followed by prayer, Scripture reading, singing, a sermon, and typically another song. Every other month we celebrate the Lord's Supper together on a Sunday morning in addition to these other elements. Our Sunday evening services are more laid back; they typically include singing and a sermon.

What about kids? 

We have a wonderful nursery for infants and pre-schoolers. Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade typically go to Children's Church when the sermon begins during our Sunday morning services. Check out the Children's Ministry area of our Ministries page to learn more. 

If you have other questions, feel free to contact us.

our Staff

If you have any questions about our church, please reach out to a member of our staff. They would be happy to help! 

  • Chris Shumate

    Chris has served as pastor at Oak Street since 2016. Chris and his wife, Michelle, are both originally from Greeneville, TN. They have been married since 2008 and have three children, Avery, Nolan, and Hayden. Chris is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

    Hobbies: Reading (theology mostly), playing guitar, watching basketball & football, spending time with family

    Favorite Book: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Knowing God by J.I. Packer, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

    Favorite Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Email: oakstreetpastor@gmail.com

  • trena green

    Trena is originally from Elizabethton and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 30 years. Trena has been a church secretary for 26 years, having served at Oak Street for the last 17 years. 

    Hobbies: Spending time with her hubby, bird, and dog

    Favorite Book: Anything in the contemporary Christian romance genre

    Favorite Movie: Top Gun

    Email: oakstreetsecretary@gmail.com