Our History

Oak Grove was started as a result of a Sunday School program sponsored by the Westside Church of the Nazarene in Decatur. After several prayer meetings held under in a tent on the corner of W. Hunt and N. Dennis streets, W.S. Purinton who was the District Superintendant of the Illinois District Church of the Nazarene appointed Rev. Leslie Wooten as Pastor.

Oak Grove was organized on September 23, 1951 with 23 members. In 1957, construction began on the building where we now gather to worship.

Throughout the years, many have found the healing and hope of Jesus Christ. Oak Grove is still a wonderful place to start your new life in Christ. As Pastor Wooten was fond of saying, "Come - You'll be glad you did!"