Where there is no vision the people perish. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Community Outreach Activities
Choirs - The choirs play an important role in our worship services and also our dynamic praise and worship emphasis period.
Vision 20/20 Youth - Our youth participate in worship fully by singing, praise dancing, ushering and praying, and they do it all, like the adults, to the glory of God. Every 2nd Sunday is Youth Sunday because we believe our youth are not the just the “future” but the “present” church. Including Sunday School, Children's Church, Praise Dancing, Puppet, and Spoken Word Ministries.
Vision of Praise Dance Team - “They don’t just dance, they minister!”
H. 2. 0. T. - How to Overcome Temptation
Men of Vision
New Members Training
Women of Faith
Our PURPOSE and Mission is to: Gather back to God, those who “HEAR” the calling of God, "DO" the will of God, and “SEE” the vision of God. This is stated in unison at the beginning of worship every Sunday. Those who embrace this vision find our church to be spiritually fulfilling, warm and loving.
Our motto is: “Where there is no vision the people perish”. Proverb 29:18; “Without faith it is impossible to please God." Hebrew 11:6.
Our slogan emphasizes God’s greatness and our diversity. It says, “Our God is The God of All People; We Are Great and Our God is The Greatest.”
The four pillars of our church are, (1.) Spirit of Excellence (2.) Maintain Righteous Relationships (3.) Faithful Stewardship (4.) Each One Reach One.
Vision of Faith Church History
Vision of Faith Church held its Inaugural Worship service on Sunday, October22, 1995 at the Hardesty South Regional Library (at the time located behind Woodland Hills Mall).
The congregation consisted of the late Pastor Roy M. Cowins and wife Betty, Ezell Ware III, Stacie Ware, Ezell IV (Quad), Dionne Richardson, Ronda Foreman and family, and Judy Gotcher. The membership grew gradually, many came and many left. We continued to believe “The vision was yet for an appointed time,” trust God and await His promise that He would provide for His people.
In 1996 we purchased 4.03 acres of land at 8730 South Lynn Lane, Broken Arrow, which included a small rent house that required much renovation. A few years passed and the vision dramatically came alive. We held a ground breaking ceremony on April 29, 2000; the church was completed in December 2001; our Dedication Service was held January 2002. The Elders of the church were Ezell and Stacie Ware, Dionne Richardson, Barbara Jones, Tracey Sanders and Kimberly Hankins.
We adopted Hewgley Terrace Apartments (Tulsa Housing Authority) for several years, providing holiday parties, food, games, and prizes for approximately 150 residents. Our local weekly outreach at Indian Springs Apartments also lasted several years providing Mother’s Day out, other youth activities, and assistance to specific requests when known.
Vision 21 Learning Center, our childcare facility, was initiated March 6, 2001 with a licensed capacity for 35 students. In June 2004 we added an additional wing to our existing building, increasing the capacity from 35-60 students.
On Saturday, October 21, 2006, the church held its groundbreaking ceremony for the new Youth Development Center (YDC) at 10:00 a.m. After a delay of approximately one (1) year the YDC was finally completed in August 2008, giving Vision 21 a licensed capacity of 125.
A 900 square feet storage building was recently completed (October 2009) giving us much needed on-site storage, eliminating costly off-site public storage.
Our hearts were saddened by the loss of our founders, Pastor Roy (2012) and Betty (2014) Cowins. They left us with a firm foundation when the vision of the church was established. We thank God for this appointed time and for sending us our new Pastor Ezell Ware III (2013) and now Co-Pastor Stacie M. Ware (2018). Their passion for God has continued to guide us as we strive to go from Good to Great! The vision is speaking to our hearts and we are excited about all of the great things happening at Vision of Faith Church. To God Be the Glory!