A Word from Our Pastor
How can I describe Odena Baptist Church to you?
We have one simple mission: Love as Jesus loves. That is our goal, but we don't always get it right.
We are real people. People just like you. We have good days and bad days. We have problems. At times we get on each others' nerves. But we are held together as family by the love of God.
Odena is not a place to go on Sundays - Odena is a family. On Sundays we gather for worship, but throughout the week we stay in contact through prayer, fellowship and ministry opportunities. On Wednesdays we gather for prayer, and we really pray for one another.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God. That means it is not just a history book that we study about the past. It is a book of instruction that is relevant to our lives today.
The messages you hear each Sunday can apply to your life immediately. We teach life application, not theological theories. Our God is relational. He longs to be in a growing relationship with each of us. He also desires for us to build relationships with one another.
We study God's Word and live according to the principles He teaches: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Our goal is to become more like Jesus.
If you are looking for the perfect church, keep looking - we are not it.
If you are looking for a place where you will be accepted...
If you are looking for a place where you will be loved...
If you are looking for a place where you can listen to God and not be pressured by people...
Then come give Odena a try. We'd love to have you become a part of our family.
Dr. Danny Courson