ABOUT US

You're Welcome Here!

We are a group of people who want to help you become the person God made you to be.  No matter where you are in your journey, you’re invited to discover your purpose and live it out at OFN.Church.

 

Worship With Us

We’re passionate about music that encourages people to pursue a relationship with Jesus.  Come worship with us this Sunday.

 

Need Prayer?

There are times when life is overwhelming, and all we have are questions.  In those moments, hope can feel far away.  The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who listens and answers.  No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!

Our Mission

Our purpose is to

love God and each other

as we lead people to become

Christ-like, disciple-making disciples.

 

 

Our Beliefs

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 1. WE BELIEVE in one God revealed in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

2. WE BELIEVE that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, inspired by the Holy Spirit contain all the truth necessary for faith and Christian living.

 

3. WE BELIEVE that man is created in the image of God but that image is marred by corruption, sin, .and brokeness.

 

4. WE BELIEVE that God has given humans free-will to choose to reject Him or to receive God’s love and enjoy living in forgiveness.

 

5.  WE BELIEVE that through Jesus Christ the whole human race enjoys the opportunity to know God and be delivered from the dominion of sin.

 

6.  WE BELIEVE that believers are to be set apart and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out God’s dream for creation.

 

7.  WE BELIEVE that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

 

8. WE BELIEVE that every person who seeks God with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, will find HIm.  They will then discover that He will protect, bless, and guide them to a future full of hope with all their needs met in Jesus Christ.

 

 

Our Values

 

1.  INTEGRITY

We will honor Christ and his church with Integrity.

If we live with Integrity nothing else matters.  If we don't live with Integrity nothing else matters. (Proverbs 11:3, NIV)

 

2. COMMITMENT

We will do anything short of sin to reach people who don't know Christ.

To reach people no one is reaching, we'll have to do things no one is doing.  (1 Corinthians 9:22, NIV)

 

3. EXCELLENCE

We always bring our best.

Excellence honors God and inspires people. (Colossians 3:23, NIV; 2 Corinthians 8:7, ESV)

 

4. SACRIFICE

We give up things we love for things we love even more.

It's an honor to sacrifice for Christ and his church.  (Luke 14:33, ESV)

 

5. SERVICE

We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers.

The church does not exist for us.  We are the church and we exist for the world.  (Galatians 5:13-14, NLT; 1 Peter 4:10-11, GW)

 

6. FAITH

We are faith-filled, big thinking, bet-the-ranch risk takers.

We will not insult God with small thinking or safe living.  (Hebrews 11:6, NIV; Matthew 19:26, NIV; Mark 11:23, CEV)

 

7. GENEROSITY

We will lead the way with irrational generosity.

We truly believe what Jesus said that it is more blessed to give than to receive.  (Acts 20:35, NLT)

 

8. CHURCH

We are all about the “capital C” Church.

The local church is the hope of the world, and we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.  (Matthew 16:18-19, NIV; Ephesians 4:11-12, NIV)

 

9. LAUGHTER

We will laugh hard, loud, and often.

Nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love.  (Proverbs 17:22, NKJV; Romans 12:11, NLT; John 13:34, NIV)

 

10. DISCIPLE-MAKING

We have a mega vision with a micro focus.

We are committed to leading people to become Christ-like, Disciple-Making Disciples worldwide, one person at a time.  (Matthew 28:19-20, GW; 2 Timothy 2:2, NIV)

 

SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG BLESSINGS

  1. Ten dedicated people started our church in 1947 in a motel lobby.  After worshipping in other buildings, the congregation relocated and constructed the present facility in 1971.
  2. A full sized gynasium, commercial kitchen, more classrooms, restrooms, and a courtyard were added in 1981.  We are blessed with 35,000 sq ft to serve our neighbors.
  3. We know the church is not a building, it is people.  We believe God has called us to serve the people of the Permain Basin, to love them and lead them to become Christ-like, Disciple-Making, Disciples.

 

 

 

 

OUR STAFF

Mark McCuistion

Lead Pastor

Mark provides teaching, leadership, and equipping for the church as a whole.  Following a vision God gave him for a healthy, bible based, vibrant church, he and his wife moved to Odessa to lead the people of this congregation.

 

Mark is also a speaker, coach and trainer in leadership, evangelism, discipleship, and personal growth to other organizations and leaders. He and Patricia live in Odessa, Texas and have four adult children, two sons-in-law, and three grandkids.

Raquel Gonzalez

Kid's Ministry Director

Raquel is passionate about teaching God’s Word to children and leading a team of volunteers who also show the love of God to Children.  She is dedicated to partnering with parents to lead children to become Christ-Like, Disciple-Making Disciples.

 

Raquel enjoyed a career of teaching English and Spanish in Odessa public schools. She also served as a Gymnastics coach.  Raquel is married to Tony and lives in Odessa.  They are the parents of two adult men.

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS