Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

Welcome to Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

At Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, we support people as they seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are an American Baptist Church in partnerships with American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island and American Baptist Churches, USA.  We are ecumenically minded and seek opportunities for worship and service with other community churches.
Our church welcomes diverse families. We provide for Christian Education (Sunday School) for school aged children, as well as a nursery for pre-school children during worship services.
A very important part of our worship at Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is our music program. We have been blessed with a strong music ministry consisting of a Sanctuary Choir, Hand bell Choir, two organists, and many musically talented members who readily share their gifts during the worship services throughout the year.
At the conclusion of worship every Sunday all are invited to the fellowship hall to join in conversation and refreshments.
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is located at 229 Wilbur Avenue in Cranston.  We warmly invite you to worship with us on a Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  Until then, may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ richly bless you!

A Message from Pastor Barbara

October 2015

Dear Friends,


I am always a little saddened about the end of summer as it is my very favorite season of the year. I know many of you love fall, though, and look forward to cooler days and the changing colors. One good thing about the fall is that most people have finished vacationing and our attendance goes up a bit.


Since our awesome Rally Day and a Visioning Breakfast chaired by our moderator, Marilyn Drummond, I have noticed a renewed sense of excitement in our church family. That’s encouraging because the weeks and months ahead will be full of opportunities for us to walk together in ove, watch over and care for one another, and share each other’s joys and bear each other’s burdens.


It also will be full of opportunities for us to live up to the Lord’s instruction to share the story of God’s love with the whole human family, as we have covenanted to do, promising “we will seek constantly to lead our friends and acquaintances to the knowledge and acceptance of Christ.” I look forward to empowering you to do that through the preaching and teaching of God’s inspired word. Please pray that God gives me what I need to be the best communicator of The Book that I can be.


I can hardly believe that three years have passed since you voted on October 28th to call me as your pastor and I want you to know that I love worshipping and serving among you. I tell my colleagues all the time that this is a wonderful family church full of good people! I often joke saying, “God has been merciful to me in my old age!”


As I begin another fall season with you, I am anticipating good things be- cause we serve a good God. I look forward to fellowshipping together at our Craft Fair, Pie Sale, and Fireside Lunch. I am thrilled that we are hosting the Cranston Clergy Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service this year, which will feature the music of both our Sanctuary and Bell Choirs. Then there’s the Advent Season, the Pageant, our second Yankee Swap (thank you Kevin and Pat), our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, and much more.


I look forward to journeying with you and seeing what God is going to do in us and through us!


Gracefully yours,


Pastor Barbara

Worship Service

Sundays, 9:30am ET

Contact Us

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

229 Wilbur Avenue

Cranston, RI 02921-1016

Phone: 401 944-0864


Pastor: The Rev. Barbara DaCosta


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