A vision of what River Oaks Community Church will look like in the year 2025.
All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.
On this sure foundation we affirm these additional essentials of our faith.
We are a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). This means we are evangelical in our zeal for the Gospel and Presbyterian in our form of government.
Presbyterians come in many varieties with new branches being formed in every generation. The EPC began in the fall of 1980 and spring of 1981 when a group of pastors and elders held meetings in St. Louis, Missouri for planning and prayer. They came from mainline Presbyterian denominations like the United Presbyterian (northern churches) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States (southern churches). These leaders had become increasingly distressed by liberalism within their denominations. They wanted to form a church that took seriously the words of Scripture, the theology of the historic confessions of the faith, and the evangelical fervor of Presbyterian founders. They envisioned a denomination that was truly evangelical and truly Presbyterian; hence the name.
Our affiliation with this denomination provides many benefits, including accountability and regional training opportunity for our leaders and members.
In March 2016, River Oaks Community Church sent approximately 30 families to join Pastor Gary McGhee in starting Restoration Community Church. RCC was begun to reach those outside of church in the growing areas of southern Winston-Salem and northern Davidson County.