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Where there is no vision the people perish. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

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8730 S Lynn Lane Rd Map
Broken Arrow , OK 74012
Phone: (918) 258-3496

About Our Church

 

Ministerial Staff:

  • Pastor Ezell Ware III
  • Evangelist Shelly Persinger
  • Evangelist Lorrain Hall
  • Minister Roxie Lilley

Elders

  • Dweight Sanders
  • Annie Goodwin
  • Lisa Overstreet
  • Victor Turner
  • Debbie McClure

Weekly Services 

  • Sunday School Sundays, 10am
  • Sunday Worship Service Sundays, 11am
  • Mid-week Worship Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Community Outreach Activities

  • Our Annual Women’s Conference is held in May.
  • Our Annual Men's healthy, Wealthy & Wise Conference is held on the 4th Saturday in June.
  • Our Annual Community Festival is held in June. It provides a family oriented neighborhood, carnival-like activity with lots of food, games, fun and prizes. It continues to grow, attracting approximately 250 children and adults. It is co-sponsored by other community organizations.
  • Our Annual 25 cent garage sale is held in July.
  • Our Annual Youth Explosion is held in August.

Church Departments/Staff

 Choirs - The choirs play an important role in our worship services and also our dynamic praise and worship emphasis period.

  • Mass Choir
    • Director: Ms. Deamber Sanders
  • Men of Vision
    • Director Anthony Hinson
    • Assistant Pastor Ezell Ware
  • Youth Choir
    • Director: Ina Jones

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.

  • Youth Director: Ina Jones

      Sunday School

  • Director: Evangelist Shelly Persinger

       Vision of Praise Dance Team - “They don’t just dance, they minister!”

  • Directors: Deamber Sanders, Aretha Johnson

       H. 2. 0. T. - How to Overcome Temptation

  • Leaders:  Chris Ford, Shelley Persinger

Usher Board

  • Director: Gwen Davison

Prayer Warriors

  • Director: Elder Annie Goodwin

Evangelism/Outreach

  • Director: Evangelist Shelly Persinger

Men of Vision

  • President Brother Isom Hill

New Members Training

  • Leaders:  Elder Lisa Overstreet, Minister Roxie Lilley

Christian Women's Fellowship

  • President Sister Melba Jones

Statement of Beliefs

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) ​Spirital of Excellence 2) Maintain Righteous Relationships 3) Faithful Stewardship 4) Each One Reach One.

Church History

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.