Countryside Baptist Church

  Newalla, Oklahoma
 

Church Doctrine

Countryside Baptist Church receives the Holy Bible as being the Word of God and the final authority in matters of faith and practice.  Its understanding of Christian truth is in essential accord with the belief of the Baptist churches as indicated in the Articles of Faith herewith.

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, Angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back biting and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale and use of illegal drugs and/or intoxicating drinks as a beverage and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. 

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember each other in prayer, to aid each other in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure such reconciliation without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove ourselves from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the Spirit of this covenant as the principles of God's Word.

Joining Our Church

The membership reserves the exclusive right to determine who shall be members of this church and the conditions of such membership.  No person shall be denied membership on the basis of race, color or backgroundAny person may offer himself as a candidate for membershipAll such candidates shall be presented to the church at any regular church service for membership in any of the following ways:

1By profession of faith and baptism according to the policies of this church.

2.  By promise of a letter of recommendation from another Baptist church of like faith and belief.

3.  By restoration upon a statement of prior conversion experience and baptism in a Baptist church when no letter is obtainable.

Our History

The History of Countryside Baptist Church, Newalla, OK

The church had its beginning on January 17, 1960 in the Texas School House near SE 59th and Peebly Road in Newalla, OklahomaThe group called themselves "Texas Mission" since they were meeting in the schoolhouseWhen the Texas Mission decided to become a church, the Texas Baptist Church was founded and their first services were held on July 10th, 1960 in a new 1800 sq. ft. building built at the corner of SE 29th and Peebly Road on 5 acres of land donated by Joe and Tommye Cotner. 

Since its founding, the Texas Baptist Church was a member of and supported the Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist General Convention and the Capital Baptist Association.

Brother Lee Hibbard was the first Pastor of Texas Baptist Church in 1960 with Brother Jess Huskey to follow as Pastor in 1964.  Rev. Huskey acted as Pastor of Texas Baptist Church from 1964 until February 1987.  The church grew tremendously during these years and an additional 1500 sq. ft. of space was added to the east side to accommodate a new sanctuary.  The original building was turned into classrooms.  In 1981, a larger 5000 sq. ft. sanctuary was added to the north side and the old sanctuary was turned into a fellowship hall and kitchen.  In February 1988, Rev. Huskey resigned and Brother Larry Chapman was called as Pastor.  Brother Chapman was Pastor from February 1988 through July 1992, when he resigned to take a job overseas.  Brother D. Mark Allen was then called as Pastor.  Brother Allen served from August 1992 to September 1996.  During this time the congregation voted to change the name from Texas Baptist Church to Countryside Baptist Church.  After Brother Allen left in 1996, Countryside Baptist Church was without a Pastor until July 1997 when Dr. Randy Childers was called as Pastor.  Dr. Childers served until February 2000, when he resigned to take a counseling position with the Capital Baptist Association.  The church was again without a Pastor for around two months until Brother Bob Evans was called.  Brother Evans began his term as Pastor of Countryside Baptist Church on May 7th, 2000 and retired on December 31st, 2009.  Brother Tim Adams, Associate Pastor, acted as our Interim Pastor until August 29th, 2010, when the church called Pastor Justin Dunn as our Senior Pastor.  Pastor Dunn's first sermon as our Sr. Pastor was on September 26th, 2010.  In May 2018, Pastor Justin Dunn resigned.  

Additional history:  In April 2006, a local wild fire damaged the 5000 sq. ft. education building and it took volunteer members of the church 2 1/2 years to restore, however, on August 8th, 2009 the newly renovated education space was dedicated to God's children of all ages.