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

September, 2016

Doesn’t this time of year feel like a time of new beginnings? It always has to me.

It is fun to watch our Oak Lawn Baptist kids return to school both in the community and the church. All of us, kids and adults alike, have taken the summertime to rest and recharge. Lord willing, we are returning to our activities renewed and refreshed. Perhaps some of our students are returning to new teachers and new classrooms and even new schools. September is filled with newness and new challenges.

Genesis and the Gospel of John open with these words, “In the beginning, God . . .” The question is, are we open to God’s new beginning and the direction God is leading us as we return home to our church family? From the Chasidic texts of Judaism we read this from Lekhivitzer Rebbe: “The Torah begins with the word, ‘In the beginning,’ which can be understood to say, God created the world...for the sake of the beginning.” All the Creator asks is that you and I make a beginning in the right direction.

In the coming weeks, I encourage you - whether you’ve been in church throughout the summer, or are returning from time away, to be open and responsive to the ‘new beginnings’ God has for us here at Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church. Events and activities are being created leading up to our 150th May Day Breakfast dovetailing nicely with our liturgical calendar.

Please see that which our boards and committees are joyfully envisioning and may God bless us as we seek to faithfully worship and serve God in the new church year.



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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