Royal Oak Community Church was planted in March of 2023, after being a satellite church of Winchester Church of God for 9 years. We have a pastor who dreams of building a church with a simple goal; reaching the lost in our community for Christ. With the help of people committed to seeing that dream fulfilled, the church hopes to grow roots deep in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ while connecting with the people in the community of Front Royal.
The staff and leadership here at Royal Oak Community Church is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for everyone in the church. We strive for unity among the body of Christ and work together to serve our community.
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Garry Felton has been attending Winchester Church of God (who was the parent church of Royal Oak Community Church). In March of 2023, Royal Oak stepped out on their own, with support from the state office, as a church plant. Garry, who is a prison chaplain, agreed to be our pastor and is providing guidance and direction for the church as we learn how to minister within our community.
Phil, along with his wife Dorothy, work together to serve the youth providing Spirit filled fun activities, games, music, Bible studies and prayer. They participate in many community events where Phil assists with sound equipment and Dorothy provides delicious food. Phil is also a musician and sound expert with the Worship team. They have a sweet young family that includes four active children.
Micki and her husband, Chris, moved to Front Royal in 2021 to be closer to their grandchildren. They've been blessed with 5 wonderful granddaughters. Micki was involved in the music and drama ministry at her former church for many years. Since moving to Front Royal, she has been attending Royal Oak Community Church and joined the Praise and Worship Team which she now leads.
At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Believers. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view all aspects of life.
The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.