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“Loving God, Loving Others, Loving Ourselves”

Located in the centre of Redditch and with outreach in Bromsgrove, we are a church growing both in size and in our relationship with God.

We meet every Sunday to enjoy lively worship, to support and encourage each other, and to share the message of a loving, relevant God with all ages.

We want to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and to make a difference in our community, caring for one another and those around us.

Whether you’re curious about Christianity, you’re looking to answer questions about your own faith, or you’re a committed Christian looking for a place to thrive, we aim to provide a place for you to feel at home in the Oasis Family.

This is a place where you truly matter.

What We Believe

Bible1. The Bible
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. The Trinity
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

3. The Saviour
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and in His second advent to receive His Church.

4. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.

5. Mankind
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

6. Salvation
We believe in the necessity for salvation of the repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.

7. The Church
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.

8. The Ministry
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

9. The Ordinances
We believe in the baptism of believers by immersion in water in obedience to the command of Christ and in the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.

10. The Commission
We believe that the gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.


Congregation11. The Coming King
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

12. The Future State
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.

Our History

Oasis Christian Centre is an Elim Pentecostal Church and as such we are part of the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, commonly known as Elim Pentecostal Church. Oasis, formerly known as Redditch Elim Church, was established in 1976 following a mission in the town’s local Palace theatre. Soon after the building currently used was purchased. As the church has grown the building has been extended.

The Elim Pentecostal Church was founded in 1915 by a Welshman in Monaghan Ireland.

George Jeffreys was an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He had a Welsh Congregational background, was strongly influenced by the Welsh Revival of 1904, and was introduced to Pentecost by an Anglican vicar, Rev Alexander Boddy of Sunderland.

George GeoffreysBetween 1915 and 1934, George Jeffreys conducted some tremendous evangelistic missions. This unknown preacher would commence a mission with a mere handful of people, and by the end of the week, thousands would clamour for a seat. Amazing miracles of healing had taken place. After the mission, very large churches were established.

The name ‘Elim’ was taken from the book of Exodus where the Israelites exhausted and dispirited en route from Egypt’s cruel bondage to the freedom of Canaan came to Elim an oasis in the desert where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees. Exodus 15.27.

Oasis Christian Centre Team

Robin Baker

Senior Minister

Robin is married to Esther and together they have pastored Oasis Christian Centre since 9th April 2000.
Robin has previously served at Elim churches in Kingstanding and Stirchley.
As well as being Senior Pastor here, Robin is also Trustee and Chair of the charity Hope and Kindness, which supports orphaned children in Kossele, Kenya, and Acts of Kindness, which supports those in need in Redditch.
He previously served on the Board of Directors for Redditch YMCA as Chair for 5 years.

Emmanuel D'Almeida

Missional Pastor

Session Team

Jerry Judson


John Hill


Pam Laydon


Diane Tolson


Diane became a Deacon in 2002. She is our Community Liason, which includes being part of the management team of the Oasis at Woodrow shop. She's also a Christians Against Poverty Church Leader and one of the trustees for Acts of Kindness.

Ministry Leaders

Sandra Forrest

Prayer Ministry Leader

Jane Deane

Prayer Ministry Leader

Jane Deane has been a part of the Oasis family for over 30 years and currently leads our Prayer Ministry. Since starting here she's helped serving refreshments, been a pastoral worker and counsellor, supported the womens' ministry and co-leads a Life Group.

Esther Baker

Pastoral Worker

Esther is in charge of Pastoral Care at Oasis. She's been a part of the congregation since she was 10 years old. In the past she's managed one of our charity shops, helped out with childrens' ministries and organised ladies meetings. At home she loves all things creative, whether that's with paper, paints, wool or thread.
She's married to Pastor Robin and together they live with their crazy little dog, Prince.

Youth and Children

Asher Deakin

Youth and Children's Worker

Nancy Deakin

Youth and Childrens Worker

Nancy is a qualified Science Teacher and has an extensive background in working with children of all ages and abilities. She is passionate about seeing young people grow in their relationship with Jesus and having a fun time at church. Nancy is married to Asher and has two children, Zachary and Benji. She enjoys afternoon walks and swimming with her family, and is a master of the card game Uno.

Marcus Walsh

Youth Intern

Marcus is our Youth Intern, on placement with us while he works towards a Ba in Theology with Reign Ministries. After he finishes his placement here, he wants to work with children from inner-city Glasgow, taking them out into the Scottish wilderness to help them encounter God.

Office Staff

Martin Handy

Admin Assistant

Martin works in the church office and manages the tech team to make sure that Sunday Services run smoothly. He also helps out with finance, DBS checks, and Social Media.

CAP Team

Carol Summer

CAP Debt Centre Manager

Carol has been the Debt Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty in Redditch since May 2021. She's also volunteered for a variety of church activities over the years.

Caroline Gray

CAP Debt Counsellor

A committed member of the Oasis Family, Caroline currently works part time for the Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre in Redditch where she provides admin support, budget coaching and is Community Links Coordinator.
Carol also helps with Sunday School, co-leads a weekly Connect Group for young women, and is part of the Welcome and Cleaning teams.

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