From The Pastor's Desk
Dr. Wilmer E. Cooper, Ed. D. – Pastor
13024 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114
(580) 749-0499 Pastor’s Cell (580) 490-1195
Pastor’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 28, 2021
Dear Church Family,
Many of you have heard the announcement Governor Stitt made regarding things beginning to reopen in our state. However, a number of precautions and restrictions would still need to be followed in order for that to happen. I want to assure you that I have prayed and discussed with the deacons, how we should go about resuming service together at WABC. I have consulted with health care officials and other churches similar to our size in attendance.
I have decided to delay our gathering together again beyond May 31st. A major reason for this is simply the age and health conditions of our church members and the logistics required to abide by the restrictions we are being encouraged to enforce such as social distancing and other precautions (no nursery or small groups, wearing masks, cleaning all building surfaces, etc.). Reopening must take place after thoughtful consideration and prayer is given to safe and innovative procedures regarding putting people together while we are still this close in time to the peak of the spread of the virus. It may seem frustrating, to some in our church, that we would remain closed while other churches are open. However, I believe that delaying the opening is best for our entire church family.
So, here is a tentative schedule of how to reopen WABC:
Dr. Wilmer E. Cooper
From the Pastor's Desk:
In the Kingdom of God, opportunity and challenge often come together. We are in a challenging season with the Coronavirus. But we have an opportunity as well, because people are more aware of how fragile and uncertain life is. With God’s help, we advance the Gospel together in this season of great need.
With this in mind, I would like to encourage everyone to remain faithful as we endure the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I would like to remind everyone and share with everyone, the ministry of Jesus to the centurion in Matthew 8;8. With remarkable unselfishness as well as dynamic faith, he declined the Lord’s offer to come to his home. "Lord," he said, "I am not worthy...Speak the word only."
The centurion was used to obeying and to being obeyed; he had authority. The Lord also had authority. There was no need for Him to come in person. All He needed to do was speak the word of authority and the servant’s sickness would be banished. Jesus "marvelled" at the centurion’s response. In the Gospels there are only two things at which Jesus "marvelled": this man’s faith and the unbelief of His own people (Mark 6:6). The Lord admired the centurion’s faith, was amazed at the intelligence of it, and commented on it right away.
So, let's move forward. God is with us during every step of the way.
Dr. Wilmer E. Cooper, Ed. D.
From The Pastor's Desk
Praise to the Almighty God.
Welcome to Western Avenue Baptist Church. As you browse our webpage, I sincerely
hope that you will see the attempt to present our church as a place of worship, where
all are welcome, and a place where the love and compassion of Christ are placed
uppermost in our hearts. As members of a contemporary society marked by a
postmodern philosophy, the goal of Western Avenue Baptist Church is to act justly,
love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to the opportunity to praise and
worship God together.
Dr. Wilmer Cooper, Ed. D.
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Wednesday Night 6:30 PM