Southern Oaks United Pentecostal Church

 Pentecostal Church




Join the youth in praying 3 times a day until the end of the month!

* Annual Youth Week:  Mark Stacy,  February 26 - March 1 
* Family Night:  March 11, Adult Guests Bryan and Barbara Abernathy
* Guest Speaker: Bryan Abernathy, March 15


Easter, April 12

Mother's  Day, May 10

Pentecost Sunday, May 31

Freedom Sunday, June 7

Father's Day, June 21

God and Country, July 5

Friend's Day, August 2

Grandparent's Day, September 13

All Nations Sunday, October 25

Christmas Celebration, December 13

Sunday School

Worship & Word (Sunday)

Prayer, Praise & Preaching(Sunday)

MIDWEEK (Wednesday)


Christian Intervention Program
Director, Mike Hyde

Alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, pornography, fear, anger and hopelessness is just a few of the MANY lies and chains straining to bind us to the culture of this world. We use the Bible’s full plan of salvation as outlined in Acts 2 to break free from all fetters of man. We are IN the world but not OF the world. YOU CAN OVERCOME!

Our Volunteer Professional Staff & Board is dedicated to bringing you hope!  If you would like us to help you reach YOUR world or change YOUR life call email or text.  We are here to bring you freedom and hope!



A Father’s Appeal to His Son

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Guidance of Godly Parents upon a Child

  • If adhered to, parental teaching will beautify and enhance any child (1:9).
  • Wisdom is largely conveyed to children through their parents.
  • There is a natural inclination toward foolishness and rebellion in the heart of every child.
  • The parent must counteract youthful and erroneous thinking (Sinful, Simple, Childish)

Father’s Observance of the tactics of violent men to recruit His Son

Proverbs 1:10-14

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

The Enticement of Evil Men (From Proverbs 1:10-14)

  • The Appeal: Come with us. (1:11, 14).
    • Group Acceptance and Identity
    • Excitement and Sense of Power (1:11,12)
    • Material Gain (1:13, 14)

3000 years ago, Solomon nailed it!  The appeal, especially towards boys is strong.  What Solomon would have called Violent Men in our North American cities we call gangs.  The appeal remains the same because human nature is still the same.


119 Confirmed Gang Units

5997 Confirmed Gang Members

Over 1800 Suspected Gang Members

Strong Family with Strong Church Fellowship should give Acceptance and Identity to our growing sons.

Why Kid’s Join Gangs (Live Recorded Interview below)

More Words of the Father to His Son

Proverbs 1:15, 16

My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 1:17-19

17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.


The Southern Oaks United Pentecostal Church partners with missionaries on every continent of the earth to assist in carrying out the great commission of Jesus, to go "into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).  Our commitment to Global Missions extends beyond sending finance,  we have full time missionaries under appointment with the United Pentecostal Church International from this congregation. 

The Jonathan Parker family is currently UPCI missionaries residing in eSwatini.  For information or to make a donation click "Parker." 

The Gerald McLean family is currently serving as UPCI missionaries to Nigeria.  For more information or to make a donation click "McLean."