About

Oakland Presbyterian Church is a church united by the love of God. Our greatest desire is to touch people’s lives with the love of Jesus Christ and care for one another like family. To that end, we offer many programs and ministries to meet the needs of our congregation and community. Amid a swiftly-changing and unstable world, we strive to be a strong foundation, a gathering that welcomes all with open arms and loving hearts. No matter your circumstances in life, we have a place for you in Christ’s family at Oakland Presbyterian.

Formed in large part thanks to the Honorable James G. Sper, who led the effort to create a local Presbyterian congregation, the First Presbyterian Church in Oakland was formally organized in 1887 and held its first worship service on the first Sunday of September of that year. As our needs grew, the original church building was replaced by our current sanctuary in 1971. Over the years, we have added a Fellowship Hall, a library, classrooms, and our Christian Life Center, which houses our preschool five days a week.

Oakland Presbyterian is currently being served by Pastor Craig Sumey and is affiliated with the PCUSA.

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Original church building in downtown Oakland 1887-1920
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2nd Church building on Oakland Ave 1920-1971