Sunday ScheduleSunday School: 10 AM (Adult classes in Main Building, Children’s classes in the FLC, Youth class in the Youth Building)
Worship Service: 11 AM
Children’s Worship (F.R.O.G. – Fully Relying On God) : Age 5-3rd Grade.
Wednesday ScheduleAll Church Dinner and Bible Study 6PM in the FLC
Youth Worship & Service starts at 6PM
What To Expect
Everyone walks into a church building with their own perception of what “church” should be. Formal or informal. Contemporary or traditional. Surprising or predictable. So what does one expect when one walks into Mt. Hermon?
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.” Acts 2:44-45
“God first and others second. That is the on-going theme of Mt. Hermon. Whether it be attending a Sunday morning worship service or volunteering at a Wednesday night youth service, the overall theme is God. Connecting with God. Serving God. Growing from God. Mt. Hermon’s heartbeat is for one to walk in and feel that God is first.
Just as the new church in Acts channelled their unity of God towards others, Mt. Hermon desires to do the same. Mt. Hermon is known throughout the community and state as the church who gives to others. From childrens events to Senior Adults events, the fruit of Mt. Hermon’s journey with God is to focus on others and their needs.
““They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47
In 1909, a small 2-room school house was built on a plot of ground donated by John and Betty Lowry. The land was part of their Cherokee Indian allotment, and the donated it to be used for a school house and cemetery. During the late 1930’s, Iva Hayden and Opal Beggs started Bible classes on Sundays. Through the years, Mount Hermon was a school as well as a church. When the Lowrys passed away, the property was inherited by their daughter and son-in-law, Opal and Oren Duncan. The Duncan family continued to maintain the building for many years. They hired an attorney to legalize the deed transfer of the school building to the church board and the cemetery plot to the cemetery board. God had a hand in the building being used for His glory, years before the school building was officially named a church.
History Of The Pastors
During the 1960’s, the church covenant was filed in Oklahoma City, and Mount Hermon was organized as an interdenominational church. Brother Ivan Crossno was hired as the full-time pastor and stayed until 1971. Brother Larry O’Kelly pastored from 1971 to 1973. Dr. L.A. (Audrey) Thomas followed, remaining until 1995. Brother Larry Kingfisher Pastored from 1995 until 2003 when God called him home to heaven. The Youth Pastor, James Bryant, became Mount Hermon’s pastor in 2004 untill 2011. Brandon McCombs followed James Bryant as pastor from 2011-2013. The Church called Dr. Gene Fulcher as Senior Pastor in March, 2014. Gene left in March of 2016. Jeremy Colvard started as the Intrim Pastor in July of 2016 and was hired as the Senior Pastor in November of 2016.
History Of Building Projects
In 1970, restrooms, a kitchen, and classrooms were added. In 1977 the sanctuary was enlarged and the baptistry, pastor’s study, and a baby’s room were added. Later four classroos, a larged nursery, and 2 additional restrooms were needed. The construction of the church parsonage was finished in 1983. In 1990, the members decided to brick the church building. In 1991, the FLC was built consisting of a kitchen, four classrooms, and a gymnasium. In 1997 a larger, new sanctuary was built mostly by the congregation. Because of the continued growth of the congregation, the sanctuary that is presently being used was completed in 2003. In 2007, our youth program had outgrown their space and construction of a two-story addition to the FLC began. The new Youth Center was dedicated in April of 2008. God had always had His mighty hand on Mount Hermon. He has supplied the talents of men and women with the courage and backbone to start and complete new projects. He has also blessed this church financially. God is due all the glory, honor, and Praise!
Mount Hermon Mission Statement
Mt. Hermon Church will demonstrate the love of God to all people by leading the lost to a personal relationship with Christ and guiding the saved into a closer walk with Christ through worship, Bible study and Christian service.
Mount Hermon Mission Statement Of Faith
This We Believe:
1. We Believe in the inspiration of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments;
2. We Believe in the trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit;
3. We Believe in the miraculous conception, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, physical resurrection, High-Priestly ministry, and imminent return of Jesus Christ;
4. We Believe that man is totally depraved in the sight of God, that he must be born again, that justification is based entirely upon faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and that man’s destiny is determined by receiving or rejecting Christ as Savior and Lord;
5. We Believe that Heaven and Hell are literal places and the final abode of the saved and the lost in eternity;
6. We Believe that every person who received Christ as Savior is instantaneously baptized by the Holy Spirit into the invisible Church, known in the Scriptures as the Body and Bride;
7. We Believe that the local church should be a self-supporting, self-governing and self-propagating assembly of baptized (emersed) believers;
8. We Believe that the church has two ordinances: Baptism by emersion and the Lord’s supper. The observance of this ordinance is open to all believers;
9. We Believe that we have an obligation and a privilege to glorify and witness for Him, preaching the Gospel in all the world as commanded by our Lord and Savior out of Love for Him as the motivating force;
10. We Believe that the Word of God is the sole authority for the foundation and perpetuation of the Gospel ministry carried on by the Mount Hermon Church
We Believe and practice congregational government. An elected board from the congregation serves in the roll of Deacon and Trustee. This board gives spiritual leadership in all matters of evangelism, missions, stewardship, church growth and development. They also function in the capacity of ownership of all property and oversee its maintenance.
We Believe the Pastor is called by the congregation to serve as the over shepherd of the flock. His tenure may be terminated by the majority vote of the membership or upon his resignation in writing.
We Believe membership is open to those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and are a candidate for believer’s baptism by emersion or have had this experience prior to attending Mt. Hermon Church. Those having had the previous experience in a church of like faith and order are accepted by statement of previous experience. The church neither requires or grants church letters.