Our Story

How it all started...

The Church at Eastern Oaks was originally established under the name Victory Baptist Church when it began meeting in the living room of two of our founding members in 1989. The living room of George and Lynn McKinley was ideally suited for this purpose as Mrs. Lynn owned and could play piano, and lived directly across the street from our founding Pastor, Rev. Eddie Gillenwater.

Within a few months a building was rented on Twain Curve and we began with a special celebration of singing and dinner on the grounds. It was actually dinner in the alley, because the building wasn’t big enough to accommodate very many people. Due to the small size of the building we held one Sunday School class in a borrowed building, and one in the home of a church member.

Expanding the vision...

As more people came to know Christ, in 1993  we were able to rent a larger building on Wares Ferry road. There we continued to grow as more were saved and God sent gifted and dedicated people to work in building His Kingdom. We held services in this building for 4 years until we purchased land next to a subdivision development that was going to be named Eastern Oaks. At this time, we officially changed our name from Victory Baptist Church to Eastern Oaks Baptist Church.  We broke ground on November 11, 1997, at 7505 Wares Ferry Road, and the first building was completed in August 1998.
We continued to serve God and work to further His Kingdom and He continued to bless us as we continued to grow. In February 2006, we broke ground on our  Education Facility, which was completed in October of that same year. This  facility houses a larger Fellowship Hall complete with a fully-functional kitchen and  additional classrooms.  

In 2013, Eastern Oaks Baptist Church changed it’s name to  The Church at Eastern Oaks.

Where we are headed...

As we continue to grow, it is our prayer to demonstrate "A great commitment to the great commandments and the great commission."  We want to be known throughout the city of Montgomery as a church that loves God, loves people, and is dedicated to seeing lives changed by the good news of Jesus.
If you're interested in learning more about Jesus and His love, if you're looking for a place to belong, to grow, to experience joy and peace; The Church at Eastern Oaks is here for you.

Be a part of our story...

Join us this Sunday as we gather in Small Groups at 9:15 am and then for worship at 10:30 am.
Or visit one of our Bible Studies on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.