Eastern Oaks Baptist Church 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.
God blessed us and in 1993 we were able to rent a larger building on Wares Ferry road. There we began to grow as God sent more and more 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, and the church was competed in August of 1998.
Eastern Oaks Baptist has been located at 7505 Wares Ferry Road since this first building was completed in August of 1998. As we continued to serve God and work to further His Kingdom, God continued to bless us and we continued to grow. In February of 2006 we broke ground on our new Educational Facility, which was completed in October of that same year. This new facility houses a larger Fellowship Hall, additional classrooms, and a beautiful new kitchen.
We hope that if you are looking for a Church on the “grow” for God’s Kingdom, that you make Eastern Oaks Baptist Church your home for you and your family. Come and join us in the work God is doing in East Montgomery, and become part of the history of Eastern Oaks Baptist Church.