Testimonies from OLCF Grant Recipients
Read what some of our grantees have to say:
Hope Chapel, Perry, NY
"Hope Chapel would like to exclaim a tremendous roar of thanks to the Oldham Little Church Foundation. It was during the severe state and federal COVID lockdown mandates that our church started talking about replacing our front doors before winter returned or the supply chain stopped. Many churches were losing attendance and tithes while ours actually increased. By faith we got creative with worship, continued ministry without fear and set aside money for the doors. Oldham actually gave us more than we requested and funded more than half of the investment. May God bless you for such generosity. As long as Jesus stands at the door and knocks, we will open them and commune with Him. Thank you for helping us build His church."
First Baptist Church, Loudonville, OH
"We want to thank Oldham Little Church Foundation for their generous awarded grant to Restore our Pipe Organ that was dedicated in 1895 and updated in 1949 and restored in 2023. Praise the Lord for this awesome miracle. Your patience, prayers and encouragement you gave us at First Baptist Church in Loudonville, Ohio, is appreciated. We are humbled by your assistance and insight into the Will of God for our ministry to our community and at large. Words cannot express our thanks. May God's favor continue on you and your families as your hands reach out to your continued love for His work."
Unity Non-Denominational Church, Gary, IN
"A million thank you's could never express how grateful Unity is for your help. Having secure windows and doors makes the Worship experience that much better. I am grateful for Mr. Oldham's heart to help small congregations. My church is in a poverty area where bullets fly daily and crime is high. The windows and the doors are ALL able to lock so we feel safe. The doors and windows are no longer easy to pry open, the locks are very secure. Praise God Bless His name! We wish many blessings on this foundation and that you are over abundantly blessed where you can keep on helping God's people. Because of your generosity, Unity's Church Doors will stay open. Thank You just does not seem enough."
Pisgah Baptist Church, Andrews, NC
"Thank you for your generous Grant it has helped our Church complete a project that was much needed. We can move forward in reaching our community in a safe environment now."
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Henderson, TX
"After the storm came we began to pray and ask God to provide for the large deductible we needed to complete the repairs. The Lord answered in several ways, and we did not have to borrow any funds to complete everything! It was a real test of faith for our little church. One of the ways He provided was through The Oldham Foundation. The [grant] they provided was a very important part of His provision for us!
We are so very thankful for their ministry to small churches like ours!"
Ascent Church, Colorado Springs, CO
"We are so incredibly thankful to Oldham Little Church Foundation (OLCF) for a grant we were awarded that allowed us to replace three of our HVAC units. We have been in a good place as a church who is seeing a new day of reaching people for Jesus. Yet, in this transitional time we have been tighter on funds. OLCF made a huge impact by awarding this grant that enable us to make much needed repairs and to keep our available monies focused on Kingdom ministry to our community in Jesus' name. Thanks OLCF!"
Crossroads Church, Whiteville, NC
"Thank you OLCF for the grant we received. Because of your generosity you have given us a tool to reach out to our community where our new church will be built. This shelter will be a place where families can meet, the church can celebrate speial ocassions such as VBS, bible clubs and other events for the auxiliaries of the church.
I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you, the process was simple and to the point. As a church planter trainer I am constantly using the phrase "Trust the Process", the directions were clear and I loved the accountability in the process."
Bible Baptist Church, Glenwood, IA
"God is good, and He always provides for the needs of His children. Thank you so much for being willing to take part in God's work at Bible Baptist Church in Glenwood, IA. With new roof, siding, and windows we know that God will be able to use Bible Baptist Church to minister to God's people and the lost for many years to come."
Heritage Baptist Church, Englewood, OH
"Thank you so much for the grant to repair our church roof. We were able to complete the much needed improvement to our building. The new roof on the sanctuary, the siding to the steeple, the flashing on the front of the building, the soffit repairs, and sealing where the old building connected with the newer brick so that it would not leak. We appreciate your quick response to help us get the job completed before the winter weather sets in. The online application process made it easy to apply and the online process flowed without problems. Thank you again for helping us! I wish i could send you more pictures of the job as it was being done. God Bless you as you have been a blessing to us."
McPherson Road Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX
"All McPherson Road Baptist Church has to say is THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you in a way that is so beneficial to what really matters, and that is the furtherance of the gospel. The generous gift y'all gave us allowed us to complete our parking lot project, we were ready to go ahead and do asphalt and the Lord just started working, now we have a concrete parking lot!!! This is largely in part to your organization, we were overwhelmed with your generosity. Our old parking lot had horrible dips and many of the members wouldn't even drive in on one side because of the potholes, now they are all gone, those with wheelchairs no longer have to fight the loose rocks and dips. There is not even a 1 inch step going from the cars to inside the church, and to that our seniors say thank you. God bless and again THANKS!!!"
Community Covenant Church, Mocksville, NC
"We began our construction on the church addition and sanctuary renovation as prices were skyrocketing on construction materials. What a blessing it was to get some major donations from donors and a grant from Oldham Little Church Foundation. It really made a difference and almost entirely paid for the HVAC system in the sanctuary. The process was relatively simple. I just had to follow the specific directions that were clearly defined by OLCF. Thank you and may the Lord bless what you are doing so that souls come to Jesus and God's people are edified."
Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptit Church
"The grant awarded to our church is truly a blessing from God, Almighty. It filled a financial void left by COVID. It is a testament that God has angels unaware in many places. The original estimates for the parking lot were lost with the event of COVID. The church was drastically researching funding possibilities in efforts to satisfy budget shortfalls created by overwhelming increases in supply and labor costs. I stumbled upon the Oldham Little Church Foundation by surfing the internet. We thank God that Oldham Little Church Foundation was receptive to our request and made a much needed grant award. I might add that it is great to know that society does have organizations that are supportive of small church organizations in their mission to provide much needed assistance to communities with many families living below the poverty level index. Thank you again Oldham Little Church Foundation."
Turning Point Baptist Church, Limaville, OH
"We are so very grateful to OLCF for making this new parking lot possible for Turning Point Baptist Church. Our church family is thrilled with the spacious and safer parking lot. This was the first step in our renovation process and many neighbors and friends have stopped to see "what is going on." The parking lot has stirred a lot of interest and feelings of renewal to our small town. Thank you for being part of what God is doing at Turning Point. To God be the Glory!"
Cornerstone Fellowship, Urbana, IL
"This grant has been such an encouragement and a joy to not only me as a pastor but to the entire church. We have needed both a baptistry and new chairs for roughly 10 years now. The former we made do without by baptizing in a lake in warm weather but winter is a harder prospect. And our chairs we got for free from a homeless shelter and they were hard cold metal with peeling paint. People with back troubles often found it hard to sit through the whole service in them and also they were just a bit of an eyesore, although we were grateful to have gotten them for free!
But purchasing these items new seemed a bridge too far every year. I am so grateful to Oldham for allowing us to purchase a beautiful big baptistry to call our own year round and to provide comfortable seating for all who come in through our doors. You have been an unexpected and powerful blessing and my prayer is that the Lord will use us to fill the baptistry and chairs for His glory."
Catonsville Baptist Church, Catonsville, MD
"The Oldham Little Foundation is a blessing! We are incredibly grateful for the willingness of the Foundation to come alongside of our ministry and to help us with the purchase of a roof that our building so desperately needed. The online grant process was fairly easy to follow and the response time was optimal. We pray that the Lord would continue to use each of you and the Foundation as a whole to continue to support the ministry of Churches for the glory of God!
From the Catonsville Baptist Church family, thank you!"
Solid Rock Baptist Church, Sussex, NJ
"Solid Rock Baptist of Sussex NJ would like to thank the Oldham Little Church Foundation for their generosity! Their grant allowed us to have a beautiful parking done that was before just a gravel lot that was a mess in bad weather and a lot of ongoing maintenance. We could not have done it without the help! We were also able to do some work on one of our bathrooms that needed some attention. We thank God for the work that you do in helping churches that need some help, especially with the rise in prices in 2023. We pray that the work will go on and you will be able to help many churches in the days ahead, May God truly bless you! Thank you again!
PS- the online application with the ability to download pictures and documents is great, the process is straightforward and easy to complete."
Hibbit Baptist Church, Whitesboro, TX
"Words cannot express our gratitude to Oldham Little Church for the generous grant! Our congregation is small and could not have afforded to remodel our sanctuary without your support. We will be able to worship in comfort and safety from now on due to your financial assistance."
Living Water Christian Fellowship SBC, Clearlake, CA
"From all of us at Living Water Christian Fellowship SBC, we would like to take a moment to thank Oldham Little Church Foundation. The grant funds we received has really blessed the church richly. A warm heartfelt "thank you" to everyone involved in this grant process! The funds went far in what ended up being a major construction project in our church fellowship hall. Once the roofing project was underway, the construction crew uncovered more damage than anticipated. The support structure had split and had caused further damage to the surrounding area, ceiling, and walls which required additional contractors (class B) to be used. Also, we had multiple setbacks due to weather, and availability of contractors - so, it has taken almost a whole year to complete. Praise God for bringing in the right crew, and resources (OLCF) to complete this project. It is now safe, secure and looks amazing! Thank you again! May the Lord richly bless you as you have blessed us."
True Honor Missionary Baptist Church, Clute, TX
"Oldham Little Church Foundation has been a great blessing to us. The grant awarded to us benefitted our church just at the right time. Our roof was in bad shape and it has now been replaced during this hurricane season. The online grant application is very user friendly and I had the pleasure of speaking to certain Individuals their that made the entire process successful. Thank you very much. You are such a wonderful blessing."
Brazos Bend Baptist Church, Needville, TX
"We have water! Thank you for your generosity. We are truly blessed by this grant. God is good...ALL the time. God bless Y'all!"
Restored Church, Wilkes Barre, PA
"Thank you for supporting the heart, vision, and passion of Restored Church for reaching and serving our city! We recently partnered with a group called The Carpenter's Hands from North Carolina, to complete a massive construction project to remodel our entire building, as an investment in our City Impact Strategy. One of the major renovations was leveling the auditorium floor and raising the stage proportionately. The grant provided by the Oldham Little Church Foundation enabled us to purchase brand new chairs, which allows us to move from one singular use once a week to multi-function use all throughout the week. We have already seen the value this multi-purpose space adds to our Community Food Distribution, Regional Pastor's Cohort, and Worship Gatherings, and we anticipate using the space for initiatives like large events, family outreaches, trainings/classes in the future. Thank you again for your investment in the mission of God and the work of the gospel here in Wilkes-Barre."
Mariners Church, Annapolis, MD
"It is with humility and grace that we extend our fondest appreciation for assistance in helping us complete our project in Annapolis Maryland. We are ready to move into our new church building which we pray will become a beacon of light for our community in drawing many to become closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
Northeastern Theological Seminary, Williston, VT
"We are most grateful for OLCF's generosity to NETS. Your grant was significant in enabling our renovation of two apartments on our campus. These new apartments will be used to house additional Residents who will be trained and sent into New England to plant or replant gospel-proclaiming churches. Thank you for your investment in NETS and in moving the gospel forward in New England!"
Wilderness Branch Baptist Church, Richmond, TX
"We would first all like to thank everyone at OLCF that worked with us and helped us along the way. The granted helped us with being able to get a HVAC system for our church. It has also taken the stress away on our small church of trying to figure out how would we come up with the cost to make payment on the HVAC system. The online process is very easy and I was able to upload all my documents with no problem."
Hope Chapel Church of the Nazarene, Lincoln, IL
"We are blessed and grateful! The Oldham Little Church Foundation has once again helped us complete a vital project. The step-by-step online grant application was very clear and user friendly. Already, the benefits of having a vertical platform lift have been shown. Several of our members are now safely using the lift instead of struggling to climb the stairs or being driven from one level of the building to the other. Everyone at Hope Chapel is thanking our Lord for your organization and all the wonderful things you help "little" churches do for the sake of our King and His Kingdom!"
Steel Valley Church, Youngstown, OH
"This was an incredible blessing to our church. We never imagined being granted anything, let alone (the amount we were awarded)! While we did incur debt about [some] debt, it has been a good investment in our property to equip us for ministry and usage. Thank you!"
Sure Foundation Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
"Thank you so much for awarding this grant to Sure Foundation Baptist Church for much needed work on our campus. We are so thankful to the Lord God for what’s He’s allowed us to do.
The new Air Condition is a blessing indeed. With the Texas heat, our hearts are grateful and the members are praising and worshiping like no other. We were also able to strip the parking lot so that we have more organized parking and able to house more vehicles on the lot. The window repairs and the painting of the church makes our place of Worship more attractive. We only had one disable ramp towards the side of the church in the back. Anyone needing the ramp had to enter from this area. With the new ramp built, persons are now able to enter the ramp at the front of the church. It makes it a lot easier for their access.
The online portal for the application process was such and easy to complete. It was a seamless process.
Again, our hearts are made glad for the award given to the church."
The Vine Wesleyan Church, Depew, NY
"The new steps and entryway concrete has enhanced our building. Our old paths and steps were crumbling and the addition of a sidewalk that funnels people to our front doors increases our child safety procedures."
Waite Park Wesleyan Church, Minneapolis, MN
"We want to thank you again for your generous grant. The project was nice from a facilities perspective because they were some very needed changes. Coming out of COVID, it was difficult to spark energy from the community, but as strange as it sound, sometimes banding together to accomplish something that results in obvious visual improvements can do just that. We were able to raise a significant amount of money (for us), but your grant allowed us to accomplish what we would not have otherwise been able to do. The new carpet and chairs in the sanctuary bring a new and fresh feel to our sanctuary and the new signs made the exterior of the building more attractive and welcoming to our neighborhood. We can't thank you enough!"
Seaside Church, Galveston, TX
"The OLCF grant has been a tremendous help to our church! We were able to finally take care of the asbestos issues we had within our flooring. The grant allowed us to take the biggest step toward upgrading our worship center as well as crafting a safer space for our kids. Thanks so much for the help!"
Serenity Retreat, Bellville, TX
"Thank you (xxxxx) and Oldham Little Church Foundation!! We had 17 doors to replace after 10 years of use and your grant helped us start AND finish this project. Being weather-worn and in high use for so long, the doors were hard to open, guests were getting stuck in their rooms, and the doors needed replacing. Prophetically speaking, you have helped us make the door to God's heart, love, and grace, easy to open! Though this may not seem like too big of a problem, having easy-to-open and newly bright and painted doors helps our Retreat Director in so many ways. PLUS, it is beautifully welcoming for our guests and is a physical way to welcome them into the presence of the Lord on our 26-acre property in Bellville, a place where they learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love to have you out there to see what your generosity has provided! Blessings!"
Community Baptist Church, Eldorado, TX
"Our initial grant application was approved about the same time as a hailstorm came through our town. With those damages, we were blessed with a full replacement on our HVAC units by our insurance carrier which then allowed us to move ahead with additional grant needs at the church. Without the support of Ms. Lisa Diehl and the grant foundation as a whole, we would have never been able to make the improvements to our church. The community has noticed our changes, and the comments are encouraging as we continue to seek new families to come and join us as we re-grow this church. We know that the Lord has great plans for this little church because of the ways He continues to bless us - not only in a financial way but with new faces and friends who are joining us in worship. Praise the Lord for His love, grace and mercy as we serve Him."
Ellis Baptist Church, Ellis, KS
"Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our foundation is secure. We have been able to have services with confidence that our foundation would not collapse. Without your help this project could not have been completed. Personally, I cannot tell you thank you enough."
First Light Church of the Nazarene, South Portland, ME
"The Oldham Little Church Foundation (OLCF) has been a lifeline from God to our church community. Just 1 year ago, recovering from the pandemic like all our sister churches, we faced what seemed like an insurmountable task of needing to replace the entire roof and electrical lighting of our historic sanctuary. But with help from OLCF our congregation was inspired and found hope! People rallied together in an "I Love My Church" giving campaign, and we raised the money to fully complete the work and inspire a church community that dates back over 100 years. Since then, we have seen continued momentum building in our church community to go beyond our walls and reach our communities in Maine with the good news of Jesus! Thank you OLCF, and may God continue to bless your incredible ministry for the Kingdom."
H2O Church, Athens, OH
"We are so thankful for all you have done for us. We could not have completed this without you and your help. We are beyond blessed. Thanks so much! Let us know how we can continue to update you on our ministry. Blessings!"
Water's Edge Community Church, Clarksville, VA
"Water's Edge is so grateful for the Oldham foundation! We can't say thank you enough for this help (again) in enabling us to come to the finish line of retrofitting an old warehouse into a beautiful space of worship unto the Lord. The process is simple online, yet thorough for accountability sake, and the staff has always been a great help when I have needed to call with questions. Again, we give thanks enough!!"
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Brookshire, TX
"The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church family is extremely thankful for the Oldham grant. The aftermath of the Texas winter freeze hit us hard because covid-19 had already depleted our resources. With busted pipes and our sanctuary flooded we were trusting on God to send us help. That just help for the physical damage but restoration of our faith that the Lord would provide, and He did in a big way. Thank you to everyone involved in this process and the generosity displayed toward our congregation.
The online process was easy and straight forward which allowed us to flow through the application with ease. This process allowed our team to work at their own pace and at any hour. Thank you for an easy step by step guide, support from your team and willingness to help God’s people."
First Baptist Church, Holcomb, KS
"Thank you so much for the grant award. We are almost finished with our project. Yesterday we baptized 7 new believers! God is working at First Baptist Church-Holcomb, KS! We hope to be in our new space in the next 60-ish days!
Again, thank you for being part of our new sanctuary and giving us the ability to reach more families for Christ!
Indianapolis First Free Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN
"This project has helped us provide a more welcoming environment for people in our community and church who use our fellowship hall for various meals and events. The restrooms in the fellowship hall are so much nicer now compared to what they were. They are updated, clean, and functional. The extra money we had left over for the front entry doors will provide increased energy efficiency for our building and a much-improved aesthetic to the front of our building. We are extremely grateful for Oldham Little Church Foundation for providing us with this opportunity!"
North Park Wesleyan Church, Evansville, IN
"We are so thankful that you provided for us to replace our carpet! It had been in there for many years and we really couldn't have afforded to do it on our own! Thank you all so much!"
Easton Baptist Church, Easton, MD
"I just want to say thank you again for the consideration and funding of our grant request. This is the second time we've been blessed by the Lord thru Oldham and each time the process has been very smooth and the staff extremely helpful with any questions we've had. This grant has allowed our church to focus on the expansion of our store-front facility as well as move forward in getting the Gospel to our community thru the media we are producing. Thank you for being fellow-helpers to the truth!"
First Baptist Church, Waynesville, OH
"Our church family wishes to express how much we appreciate the grant money given by Oldham Little Church Foundation. Our building is over 30 years old, and many of our air conditioning units are original. Several went out on us this year as we restarted under a new name. Part of the reason is that we are using the building for Upward basketball. We averaged 350-400 people each Saturday. Our Harvest Party had over 500 in attendance. We are now having VBS in person and have over 200 kids signed up. We presented our first basketball camp and saw 75 kids learn how to sharpen their skills as they heard about the good news of Lord Jesus Christ. Most importantly we have seen 7 people follow the Lord in baptism. We are so thankful for your partnership in His kingdom.
The grant money enabled us to replace 2 AC units and 1 furnace.
We pray that we can share the blessings in Christ Jesus with our surround community even more this year."
Metropolitan Baptist Church, Gary, IN
"The Oldham Little Church Foundation grant provided funds for our project to install new windows and doors. The new windows and doors will increase our security, improve the building's appearance, and enhance the efficiency of our heating and cooling system. The online grant process is seamless and very timely. OLCF continues to demonstrate leadership in philanthropy and technology in grant support."
Elbow Lake Baptist Church, Elbow Lake, MN
"Thank you so much for helping out! This was such a huge blessing to our church!"
Bayou Vista Community Fellowship, Morgan City, LA
"Special thanks to each one of you involved in assisting us with the grant for our Multipurpose Building Floor Renovation Project. Words cannot describe the now beautiful floors and the excitement of our entire congregation. Through the ministries in this building, we will continue reaching out to the area needy, homeless, youth and children with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks again for your generosity in making this all possible.
We found the process fully explained and very easy to navigate. Thanks for all your guidance and help.
May God richly bless each one of you and restore you one-hundred fold in this life, and in the world to come, with eternal life."
Triumphant Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS
"It was a wonderful process in applying for the Oldham Foundation grant. The process is well laid out and not very difficult. The award has helped tremendously. We were able to apply the full amount to the principal amount of a line of credit we received from our bank. We thank you so much for selecting our property for the financial assistance. God bless this foundation, and perhaps we can reach out again in the future. It's a blessing knowing that you were there in our time of need. Thank you so much from the Pastor and Triumphant Church family."
Chicot Road Baptist Church, Mabelvale, AR
"First, I want to say thank you all very much for allowing the Lord to use you. You have been a wonderful blessing to us, on how God uses others to shower His blessings on His Children. The process of doing this grant was very easy, and allowed us to do the needed repairs to our church building, as the old roof was starting to cause damage in the building due to water leaks, But I want to testify and thank Our Lord and Savior for what He has done through so many, In November 2022, we turn our situation over to the Lord and prayed that the Lord will work through this, and He did, Greatly!! In under 6 months we were able, with the help of your grant, raise the additional funds to do the work that needed to be done to His Building. We are a small church in number, we did nothing but let the church know our need and let the Lord supply, and He did! With gifts given by others, who didn't even know, and your grant, God did what we could not. Praise the Lord and thank you once again!!"
Pioneer Church, Rock Hill, SC
"Due to the HVAC being finished, we are now able to use both sides of our secondary building. We really appreciate these funds and how they have aided in our renovation of our facilities. Just this last month we have seen this space be used; a team from World Changers came to Rock Hill & we were able to host them for lunch in our newly heated/cooled space. We can't wait to see the ways the Lord will continue to use the facilities He has so graciously provided for us!"
New Berlin Free Methodist Church, New Berlin, WI
"This air conditioner has made the pastor's office, the main office, and the chapel/library so much more comfortable and inviting to our members and visitors.
We thank you so much for your help, without which we could not have done this. Your foundation has a wonderful purpose of helping little churches."
College Park Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
"The grant award money was a great blessing to the church. We are so grateful for all your help in completing the parking lot.
The grant process was not difficult at all.
Again, thank you so much."
New Horizons Baptist Church, Bellville, TX
"This gift has allowed us, a small congregation to be able to have a "Home of Our Own" on this side of Heaven! Thank you for the opportunity and assistance as we "Moved from Rentalship To Ownership"!"
Life Spring Church, Cool Ridge, WV
"First, of all the online process was so helpful. It was user friendly and the directions throughout the process was easy to follow. Second, due to the grant and being able renovate key areas of our church, we are seeing good morale among the church family and the renovations are aiding us in our numerical growth. Thank you so much for helping us replant our church and helping us to renovate."
First Baptist Church, Willard, MO
"What a blessing OLCF has been to our church! Your grant for the kitchen renovation was truly a gift from the Lord! FBC Willard was the very first Baptist church in Greene County, Missouri. The church has played a vital role in the community for 124 years. For the past decade, the church has gone through many leadership changes. When I became pastor in January 2023, we began the process of church revitalization. The church needed a significant win to build unity and trust. The kitchen remodel was a perfect way to do this. Thank you so much for your generous grant to enable us to complete the project! Since we began this process in January, our church has seen ten people saved, ten people baptized, and already have a need for another baptismal service. Attendance and offerings have increased as people respond to the preaching of the Word of God. The grant process was very well laid out, simple to submit, and help was only a call away. Thanks so much!"
Victory Chapel Independent Holiness Church, Frankfort, IN
"The OCLF grant award was such a blessing to our church, pushing us to our final goal to finish paying for asphalt for a church parking lot. As a small congregation we were so excited to get to dress up our entire property with a first-time ever asphalted parking lot. The online application process was intuitive, easy to navigate, and thorough. Thank you so much for helping to make this project possible!"
Fortuna Baptist Church, Tipton, MO
"Fortuna Baptist Church is extremely grateful of the impact OLCF has on kingdom work. We are a small rural church that is in an economic depressed area, yet God is moving and lives are being transformed by the Gospel. We are so thankful for the mission of OLCF by partnering along with small churches like us. Thanks again so much for awarding us with a check to meet some of the physical needs of our growing congregation in order that we can continue to faithfully pursue Christ and His call for our town, community, nation and world (Acts 1:8). Thanks again so much! (Philippians 1:3-11)
Citylight West, Council Bluffs, IA
"Thank you Oldham Foundation! Because of your help we were able to completely renovate our Kids Ministry Area! Because of your generosity 31 kids this past weekend were able to hear the Gospel contextualized for them in a space that encourages and facilitates it. Excited to see how God will continue to pursue and save lost Children through this ministry. Thank you!!"
Millersville Brethren in Christ Church, Lancaster, PA
"Hello! The grant award has profoundly benefited our church! Broadly, our church has not had many "wins" to celebrate financially over the last few years. This "win" increased faith, morale, and excitement about God's work here. So, the financial "win" and assistance when we desperately needed it was huge for us. Also, more specifically, it allows us to consider expanding ministries, investing in a part-time leader we have to lead children & youth, and ministering to our young families. We will use money that we didn't have to use for the HVAC to pour into intentional servant-leadership of our ministries that support kiddos, teens, and their parents. Finally, we are building a small play area at our church because many new young families are attending now. We will have more money to assist with that practical project. The grant application and process were phenomenal. I appreciated how smoothly it went and am thankful for you all."
Canaan Hill Church of the Nazarene, Lawson, MO
"The Grant process was very straightforward and easy to navigate. Each step was easily understandable. This grant has been life-giving to Victory Church! It has made it possible for a beautiful structure to be built for the community to worship in. We do not receive funds from our congregation that would have made this possible. We are entering our 8th year of ministry to Hideaway Lakes and this building shows the love that Jesus Christ has for them. We will be dedicating this building on May 21, 2023! The opportunity to have such a beautiful structure that has two bathrooms, an office, and a wonderfully spacious sanctuary is a true answer to prayer. We cannot thank all of you that have had a hand in this grant approval process enough. We truly feel blessed to have been given this blessing. We will update you with pictures in the future of the inside when completed and dedication day!"
Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church, Jamestown, MO
"The grant was used to help fund the renovation of our church to make it more attractive....and we have received numerous positive comments from visitors on how well this historic church is being preserved for future generations to worship God. The online grant application process was smooth and easy to navigate."
First Baptist Church, Ridgetop, TN
"Thank you for your grant. The life this grant aided us in installing will be used to transport elderly and disabled people from our education space to our sanctuary. It has opened up many possibilities in our ministry."
First Baptist Church, East Bernard, TX
"Thanks to the generosity of the Oldham Little Church Foundation, we were able to complete needed roof replacements to our church buildings. What a blessing! It has been a joy to work with you. I cannot tell you the encouragement this has given us as we work to set the kingdom down in this community. Thank you!"
Heritage Baptist Church, Lebanon, MO
"Thank you so much for your generosity. The funds you provided were such a blessing and they came at a perfect time. We are so grateful that you accepted our application and walked us through the process so graciously. We are humbled you considered us. Your contribution to our vision is going to help impact children for years to come for the Kingdom."
Grace Temple Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS
"Thank you for granting Grace Temple Baptist Church the funds to replace a much-needed roof. The new roof eliminates leaks and improves the outward ascetics of our building. This generous gift overjoys our congregation. We are a small church with a big heart open to receive all who enter our doors, inviting them into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Because Mr. Oldham "saved to serve and saved to give," this grant was made possible for Grace Temple. I pray that the OLCF investments will continue to grow for the benefit of current and future generations.
The application process was smooth and straightforward, with one exception; pictures have to be scaled to a lower resolution to fit the uploading requirements, which require some manipulation."
Medora Wesleyan Church, Medora, IN
"This has been a blessing and an answer to prayer! As a small elderly church, our list of maintenance has been growing and it was becoming discouraging. This will remotivate us for sure. Thank you!"
Alma Church of the Nazarene, Alma, MI
"I just want to thank you so much for all that you have done to help us. We knew that this was going to be a big project to get done and if it was not for your help, we would still be trying to get it done. It has brought a breathe of new life into our church and helped us not appear so dingy and drab. The whole process was very simple and easy, especially considering it was my first grant I ever applied for. Thank you again."
Albion Church of the Nazarene, Albion, MI
"We are so thankful and blessed for your generosity to give us a grant ...to help pay for our sound system upgrade! This Sunday was our first day using it and there was so much positive feedback from our attenders at Church and on our Facebook live broadcast (we now have over 9000 followers!) Many have said that we have just made a leap from 1972 to 2023! What a huge difference! We are praying that we will be even more fruitful with our mission "To lead all people into wholehearted devotion to Jesus Christ and make Christlike disciples in the Nations" Again thank you for partnering with us to reach the world for Jesus Christ!"
First Baptist Church, Marquez, TX
"We are very grateful to OLCF in providing the grant for our new church sign. We have received dozens of comments regarding how good it is to have an informational means of communication with the community. Thank you so much. May God continue to bless OLCF."
CrossingPoint Christian Church, Fresno, TX
"The grant awarded by the Oldham Little Church Foundation has impacted our church in ways that far exceed the anticipated outcome. The value of the material purchases made as a result not only added to the functionality of our minstry spaces, but, most importantly, generated a renewed excitement and enthusiasm amongst our our congregants and volunteers! Our church has been beyond blessed by the functionality and ease of the grantmaking process, the patiently helpful staff and the overall generosity of the Foundation. Thank you for fueling our mission to love BIG, like Christ, through generosity and service!"
One Community Church, New York, NY
"Thank you so much for the help of your organization. It has been such a blessing....Thank you again, and may God bless you!"
Holsey Sinai CME Church, Rome, GA
"Thank you on behalf of Holsey Sinai CME Church. We recently received your generous gift and wanted to thank you personally and show our appreciation. We value your support in our time of need. Our roof was leaking badly and your donation made it possible for us to make the repairs. The church needed this support for the general church upkeep and a place that is safe for members to worship. Donations like yours make a tremendous difference in the work our church can do for the community. Without people like you, we would not be able to help seniors in the community or help young people get off the street. Thank you for answering our prayers and getting Holsey Sinai where we need to be. Together, we make a true difference."
Essie Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Stinnett, KY
"We just are so appreciative of your generous donation to our little church. It has made such a big improvement that was much needed again. Thanks."
The Vineyard at Gwinnett CME Church, Auburn, GA
"The grant award has benefitted the birth of our STEM ministry at The Vineyard at Gwinnett Church, Auburn, GA. We appreciate the generosity of the Oldham Foundation and hope you all can continue to fund others with the mission of promoting the ministry of Jesus Christ!"
Janesville Wesleyan Church, Janesville, WI
"We would like to thank the foundation for your generosity. We were able to get the chairs for our sanctuary that we would not have been able to get on our own. Now our sanctuary can be used for multiple purposes and the elderly and disabled in our church are able to participate in our fellowship meals and other community events.
Thank you so much and God Bless!"
First American Baptist Church, Lawrence, KS
"OLCF has enabled our church to provide lighting for our services and meetings that has eliminated interference with our service live-streaming and recording capabilities. Just under half of our congregation is present online, with our members scattered in a dozen states. The Foundation has borne with us as we endured delays in expending the grant due to recovery from a fire in our sanctuary (10/2021). All our ventilation ductwork had to be re-insulated, and all the organ pipes voicing our 3-manual organ had to be re-leathered and re-voiced. We could not light the room, the cross and the organ pipes next to it without intact walls and pipes present. The lighting system was complete just before our Christmas Eve service, 2022...We are truly blessed."
Midland Baptist Church, Blanchester, OH
"What a great blessing Oldham Little Church Foundation has been to Midland Baptist Church. This is such an awesome ministry to be able to help meet needs of churches like ours through these grants. The application process is self-explanatory and painless to go through, I believe our initial application was submitted in August of 2022 and here we are submitting the final Statement of Completion in February 2023. God is faithful and He is working through this foundation to meet our needs so that we can continue to lift up the name of His Son. Amazing."
Ray Baptist Church, Alexander City, AL
"This grant has help not only get help for our light and new baptistry but it has also given us a new level of excitement throughout the congregation. Once again thank you so much."
Colfax Baptist Church, Colfax, CA
"The members of Colfax Baptist Church would like to thank the foundation for their generosity of grant funds for our new HVAC system. Our church suffered great damage from the December 2021 snow storm, even with insurance many of our costs we not covered. These funds allowed our church to get back into our sanctuary this year with the warmth of the new heating and air system. Your process was easy with multiple members collaborating together for bids, and technology skills (not everyone knows how to upload files).
Again thank you! Your foundation is much appreciated!"
New Direction Community of Love, Missouri City, TX
"We the members of New Direction Community of Love Church want to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Oldham Little Church Foundation family. The grant we received from you has made a significant difference in this post-pandemic and post church fire we experienced recently. This grant has allowed us to extend our evangelistic reach across the country and various countries around the world. We are excited to spread the love of Jesus locally and beyond our national borders. The audio/video equipment we were able to purchase has been a blessing to us and our online church family. We thank you for the blessing! It is our prayer that God will continue to abundantly bless this foundation, so that more churches and people can experience the blessings of your generosity. Blessings!!!"
Holsey Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA
"Holsey Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is truly thankful for OLCF! The instructions that OLCF provided guided us step by step through this process. Additionally, we were able to complete our project in a timely manner for our upcoming community event. OLCF has provided us with the necessary funds needed to keep our ministry going forward. Our new windows and doors make the church more comfortable for our senior members and community friends to worship in a warm and safe environment. Again, thank you OLCF and may God continue to bless you all and everyone that you touch through your foundation."
The Star Baptist Fellowship, Dallas, TX
"This was a timely blessing for our church especially with us coming through a tough pandemic and trying to gain some traction for our church to begin our church revitalization process. This was exactly what we needed to give our members a boost on coming alive and reviving our church fellowship. With God's help, you made that which seemed impossible, very possible. Thanks be to GOD from the bottom of our hearts for your indescribable gift!
Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church, Aurora, IN
"Receiving this grant was a huge answer to prayer and morale boost for this little congregation. We have known for many years that this was going to be a long term project but we felt overwhelmed at how to get it complete. We are very excited to be able to have full use of our basement classrooms again and not worry about any more water damage or mold issues.
Thank for helping to provide peace of mind and preserving the integrity of our church building.
The grant process was fairly easy and reasonable. Gathering the necessary paperwork was the hardest part. The website was clear and easy to follow."
First Church of God, Greensburg, IN
"Thank you so much for generous gift to our congregation. We have expanded our media area. We have many individuals who worship with us online. This would include older and shut-ins from our congregation. We have discovered that people from several states who have family attending our church watching. We have become their first line to finding a church in their town. We anticipate many more nest stories. The company that did the work for us tell us that we have a very good presence online. We continue to work on improving. Again, thank you so much."
Anchor Church, Sylvania, OH
"This grant has been such a blessing to our church. Ever since we opened at this location, we have had covers on all of the windows. The old ones were dirty and cracked and let cold air in. They made the building look ugly from the outside and after all of the renovations we did in the building, getting new windows installed was going to be the finishing touch. As soon as these windows were installed, the entire church was blessed by it. Our first Sunday morning was so much brighter and livelier, just because we had these new windows. Everyone who entered the room commented on them."
The Good Shepherd Church, Tacoma, WA
"We, the Good Shepherd Church, did not have any choice but to do the roofing and patio repair since the building was so old.... The grant has been so helpful for us and now everything is ready for ministry. We thank God for His works through Oldham Little Church Foundation! May God make OLCF's ministry abound more and more for His kingdom!"
Faith Baptist Church, Johnstown, PA
"Thanks to a grant from Oldham Little Church Foundation, Faith Baptist Church in Johnstown, PA has a digital sign along the main road. Our church family has welcomed many visitors who realized our building was a church, only after noticing the sign. Christmas Eve service was especially memorable as the church was full and many new families heard the gospel message for the first time. The digital sign is truly a beacon of hope to a lost world."
Jefferson Community Church, Goshen, IN
"I can not thank you all enough for this wonderful help in replacing our electronic sign. This process was a wonderful way to get just the help we needed for this important information tool. We are so blessed by your generosity! May you continue to spread God's Love all over the country. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Victory Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
"On behalf of Victory Baptist Church of Dallas, I personally would like to thank you and your organization. Your grant allowed our small church to do the rewiring on a building built in 1913. The building was a duplex to several businesses and nonprofits over the years. We have converted the 100-year-old duplex into a modern church with your help.
Thank you for blessing our church with a grant to Victory. In this environment of sky rocketing prices and inflation. Your commitment to helping small church overcome hurdles is legendary. Your online system made it so easy to apply and know our status.
Because of our generous support, we will be able to move into our Church January 1, 2023. We will be able to worship in our own space and share the good news to a community that needs hear about Jesus that loves us all.
Thank you for us get our project completed!"
Mendocino Christian Fellowship, Mendocino, CA
"Our small congregation was immensely blessed by the grant we received from Oldham Little Church Foundation. The application was simple and any questions we had along the way were answered quickly with a true spirit of helpfulness. Our newly completed outdoor service venue has been received very positively by our local community. During the spring and summer seasons of good weather, we will be able to minister to the unchurched of our community in an inviting and non-threatening outdoor setting. We wish to express our appreciation for help in making this vision a reality."
Greenvine Baptist Church, Burton, TX
"Because of the OLCF, Greenvine Baptist Church was able to expand its cemetery border to include an area that doubles the size of Greenvine Baptist Cemetery. We are a very old church, planted in 1861 with a very old cemetery which was almost completely full, due to our older congregation age, and their desiring to be buried here in Greenvine. We did not have enough plots to take care of the current membership of the church, so this grant has allowed us to continue our use and upkeep of the cemetery here at our church. Thank you so very much."
Word In Life Outreach, Summerville, SC
"The grant application process went very smoothly and if at any time we have questions about something we called and received very helpful response. Being awarded this grant was very instrumental in helping us complete the painting of our new sanctuary. We are truly grateful that we received this award and truly can’t thank you enough for selecting us. Many continued blessings to this organization and the great work you do to help so many ministries."
Life Signs Deaf Baptist Church, New Albany, OH
"Thank you for making this process so streamlined and self-explanatory! All of my questions were answered quickly and the process went smoothly. Our people love the new doors that are in--after 6 fixes on our old doors, they finally gave up the ghost--the doors, NOT our people. :-) Thank you for having a heart to help smaller churches. This would not have been possible without the generous grant that you provided. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the members of LifeSigns Deaf Baptist Church. We are eternally grateful--keep up the great work you are doing!"
First Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"Receiving the Oldham Little Church Foundation Grant has been an extreme help to our congregation. After the Texas Freeze in February of 2021 we faced with numerous repairs and renovations that left us in a financial bind. Now that we have received the grant our congregants are able to worship in a newly renovated sanctuary with new seating. We are grateful and that God has allowed your organization to be such a blessing for churches across the world. We are forever grateful."
Watermarke Church, Bellefonte, PA
"We have deep gratitude to you for making our parking lot resurfacing and repairs a reality. We had been a mobile church for over 15 years until late 2020 when the Lord opened the opportunity to purchase and renovate a property for us to disciple and minister to our community and beyond. The parking lot needed drainage and surface work for safety and better storm water management—costs that exceeded our construction loan and church’s resources. You and dear Mr. Oldham have blessed our ability to do God’s work. We could not have done these repairs without your help—thank you all!
The grant process was easy to follow and the portal is amazing—it’s so easy to use! The prompts are clear and assure that the applicant completes the steps correctly. We also have been impressed and grateful with your kindness and efficiency through the entire process.
We would love to welcome you to Watermarke some time!"
Restoration Church, Nashville, TN
"The two sets of doors that we replaced were not working properly, and our facility was not secure. We needed to replace the doors, and with your help, we were able to replace them without a strain on our budget. We are extremely appreciative of the grant that we received!"
Grace Bible Church of Hawk Mountain, Orwigsburg, PA
"The online grant process was easy to utilize and maneuver. Our church family has been blessed with an indoor lift for our people who are handicapped and elderly so that they are able to access each level of the building. OLCF was a God send to our congregation with the building improvement project. We can not thank you enough."
First Alliance Church, Billings, MT
"Your generosity has been such a blessing to our First Alliance Family. With your help, we've been able to completely refurbish our gym space, as one part of a larger remodel of the main floor & sanctuary space. Since we have no grass or outside space for playgrounds or other activity centers, our gym is key to helping us attract a younger demographic to the church. It is also very strategic in our efforts to reach back into our community with Christ's love. This new floor and gym remodel, gives us a tool that welcomes our community into our facility, and provides top notch sports spaces for the community use. We look forward now to being able to use it. The first picture shows the set up for our Fall Harvest Party. We had several hundred adults and kids come through, served by a team of over 40 volunteers on Halloween Night. It was a great "first use" of the renovated space. Thanks to the Board and donors that make this grant possible!"
Parkland First Baptist Church, Tacoma, WA
"This grant was a great blessing for our church. God has used you to bless us! Thank you!
Citylight Church of Roanoke, VA
"God is good! While we were completing this project, the AC units in our Gym failed. They were over 30 years old and we have been patching them together for years. This grant provided most of the needed funds to replace those units. We are so thankful for the Oldham Little Church Foundation's partnership with smaller churches and hope to qualify for an additional grant in the next few years as we have started the very early stages of an addition that will provide more space directly off of the sanctuary for gathering."
Sidney Baptist Church, Sidney, OH
"We are so grateful to be a part of the Oldham Little Church Foundation's mission to help small churches modernize to reach more people for Christ. This grant has enabled us to upgrade our lighting to be more energy efficient and time efficient. The flooring to be installed in January of 2023 will replace carpet that was installed in 1999. This carpet has served well but has seen better days and the new flooring will say "Welcome" to those who enter here. I must say that the staff of Oldham Little Church Foundation has been an absolute pleasure to work with. They have been gracious and understanding as we went though various supply chain shortages and the necessary delays involved in getting a smaller congregation on board with change. The process was well thought out but most importantly, managed by real people, whose concern was to help in any way possible, not just check a box."
New Life Community Wesleyan Church, Mooresville, IN
"The grant award has benefited our church greatly! We had a huge community event right after we installed the parking addition, and we needed every inch of the new parking lot because we had record numbers attend our community event. We now have parking in front of the church near the front door. Previously, the neighbor behind our church had the shared lane go right through the middle of our parking lot. While we were able to update that portion, this grant money went to help add on to our parking so that we don't have to rely on a parking lot that is also a shared drive. OLCF has been a true blessing and God has used this ministry to bless our ministry. In turn, we hope to bless others and pray for OLCF to receive blessings as well. Thank you!!!"
Temple Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS
"Temple Baptist Church cannot express our thankfulness appropriately with mere words to the Oldham Little Church Foundation in helping us repair our roofs. We had almost given up hope and out of necessity had to go ahead and do some repairs. We were only able to complete half of a roof repair which resulted in two different color shingles on our dining hall/fellowship hall. We felt this was a poor testimony even though this building sits behind our Christian School building. With the help of the Oldham Little Church Foundation we were finally able to replace the second half of our roof and now our shingles match! What a blessing this is to our church and makes us feel so much better to have this completed as we want to look our best and do our best for our Savior. Thank you, and God bless!"
True Faith Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO
"We are truly grateful for the financial assistance provided by Oldham Little Church Foundation. Our Pastor can step into the pulpit without fear of going thru the floor. The newly asphalt parking with the designated handicap parking spacing is a welcome relief."
CityView Church, Pearland, TX
"CityView Church is so grateful for the generosity of the Oldham Little Church Foundation. With their help, we have been able to create a welcoming space for our members to serve the smallest of our church family. We created a welcoming environment for both our adults and children, a place to be able to meet together and prepare the lessons for the children, and provided the technology to easily share our gospel lessons with our children in a way they naturally respond to it. We are so blessed to have been considered for this opportunity."
Frederica Baptist Church, Saint Simons Island, GA
"We are so blessed to be able to report that the playground is complete and already being used. Prior to moving into our new facility, we were in a commercial building complex and there were no outside (playground) activities possible for our children. It brings much joy to our hearts to watch our children at play on the new playground equipment. It is very solid equipment and professionally installed. It should serve us well for many years. Thank you for helping to make this possible. It has been great working with you and appreciate all of your expert help. God bless Oldham Little Church Foundation as you help make other dreams come true."
Riverwalk Community Church, Bay City, MI
"This helped us, not only with a safety issue, but with overall appearance. It made the church look much more appealing from the road."
Abiding Love Church, Houston, TX
"I’m first and foremost grateful to God for a chance to connect with Oldham Little Church Foundation. I have a small church and the building is quite old and because of the smaller membership…we encountered major roof damage and as a result the roof started leaking on the inside…so this blessing was “right on time”…thank you so much!"
Dynamic Life Baptist Ministries, Kansas City, KS
"It is with much appreciation that I write this letter on behalf of our church. We are so thankful that you helped us out with our new AC unit for our balcony area. The media area is much cooler now thanks to you. Often times the balcony areas of churches go unused or unnoticed but not ours. We have people up there manning the media center and overseeing things from this part of our church. Without your help, we wouldn't have been able to get this AC replaced.
The online grant application was straight forward and easy to follow. We had several people who needed to give me information to add to or upload to the application in order to turn in our grant. Once I had the information, it was just a click here and there and I was done.
May the Lord truly bless you and increase your giving to others and may it return to you a hundred fold.
Faith Baptist Church, Alton, IL
"When God led me to apply for this grant people said we'd never afford to put AC in our gym. I was told that we needed to change over to phase 3 electrical which would cost tens of thousands of dollars. I remembered that the church I grew up in used smaller units. I called a company and had a man come out to tell us about 5 ton units that worked on phase 1 electrical. It would cost us $15k to buy and 30k to install. Trusting that God would provide someone to install them, I called a Christian I met in 2019 who owned an HVAC company and bought units for a total of $12k (he made no profit). Shortly after that I met a man who retired from the HVAC business who installed them for free. God also sent us an electrician who voluntarily brought all of our electrical up to code and added a box. I don't have the space to tell you of all the miracles God did to get us this AC that should have been impossible for us! Almost every ministry in our church uses this multipurpose building. Thank you!"
Caney Creek Church, Wharton, TX
"Thanks so much for the grant. It came at a good time because just about the time we were finishing with the paint job we had two major AC units go out and our main office printer died.!!! The grant from Oldham made the other expenses bearable."
First Congregational Church of Almont, MI
"Thank you not only for your generosity, but for your professionalism and timeliness throughout the grant process.
This was an excellent experience for a young trustee to not only learn the intricacies of the grant process, but to also quickly learn key details about my church that would have taken otherwise several years to learn. The process has given me valuable experience and confidence that will help me better serve my church in my trustee position."
Lighthouse Church, Fairfield Township, OH
"Oldham has truly been a blessing to Lighthouse. The restrooms in our building had not been updated in years and were in terrible disrepair. Your gracious grant has allowed us to renovate these facilities as new. Thank you, and God Bless your Ministry!!!"
Northline Church, Taylor, MI
"We are so very grateful to receive this grant. People from our church and the community have commented about how nice the signage is especially when lit up at night. This grant was a great benefit to our church because it allows us to literally be a light in the neighborhood as we represent all that God has called us to be. We are completely humbled and encouraged by the generosity of the Oldham Little Church Foundation and how their gift allows us to accomplish so much more as we advance the gospel and lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus in our community.
The online grant application was process was really simple to navigate. The information that they requested was fair and not cumbersome. The office staff was very courteous and helpful whenever they were called for assistance. We could not have been more satisfied by the process and correspondence that followed.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
Cornerstone Church, Dallas, TX
"We are again grateful to our Lord for Oldham Little Church Foundation. This was an extremely hot summer and the HVAC system impacted our outreach and teaching ministries and we were able to resume those activities comfortably. Thanks for your assistance and we pray the Lords continued blessings on the foundation."
Paradigm Church at Brookhaven, Norman, OK
"This grant award has benefited our church by making room for “the lost sheep” of Norman to come to our church. It was determined that our parking lot was a limiting factor to growth and needed to be expanded. Since we added the spaces we have seen a growth in average attendance by close to 30 or 40 people on Sunday mornings. The Lord has brought us 4 new families from the community that have joined our church! We have also baptized 12 people in the last several months from the evangelism push that we started since we have open space now. We calculated that the new spaces would allow space for 100 new people to come to our church and we are now working hard to find those the Lord is seeking out. The grant award was also an encouragement to our people-they were grateful to know that help was on the way, they gave sacrificially to help with this project. Thanks you so much for your help in this project."
Waterford Baptist Church, Waterford, PA
"The grant that we were awarded was an answer to prayer. When the microburst of wind destroyed the sign and shed at the church, I went into immediate prayer. God impressed on my mind to seek a Grant. This was farthest from my thinking at the time, so I continued to pray and He (God) would not let that thought fade away. Next, I searched for a Grant for Churches online and OLCF was where my search led me. Praise the Lord for his guidance. The shed houses the grill and the Ride-on lawnmower. This allows any who serve in the mowing ministry to access the mower without appointment to get the mower that we had to garage at the parsonage. We now have a sign that alerts people to our church that is situated far from the road as we are set back in. Due to this, I believe we have had a number of new families attend Waterford Baptist Church.
Praise the Lord!"
First Brethren Church of New Paris, IN
"The OLCF grant our church received allowed us to repave our parking lot at a significantly reduced cost to our church. We now have a beautiful parking lot, which we will be used for fruitful ministry for years to come! We found the grant application process fairly easy to navigate, and we have been so pleased with Oldham's process that we have referred other churches to OLCF for projects they have. We are very thankful for OLCF!"
North Bay Community Church, Superior, WI
"Thank you so much for the grant used to add a 2nd bathroom, a handicap accessible bathroom with a changing table, to our main level. The current bathroom was in the main through fare hallway and got very congested while people were coming and going and there was a long line along that hallway for those waiting for our single bathroom. With the grant money, we were able to take out a storage area and relocate that bathroom door to a non-busy hallway and we were able to add a second bathroom in that same hallway. It has been wonderful to not have our main hallway blocked with a line of people, have a new area for people to wait, the lines have been shorter because there is more than one bathroom, there is a place for changing diapers, and a larger/safer place for those needing assistance or have a walker or wheelchair. The grant procedure was so easy to use, I had very few questions along the way. Thank you so much for this opportunity to "better" our church."
Northside Baptist Church, Texas City, TX
"We know the church is not the building. But, we also know that God's people need a place to call home and from which to do ministry. This new roof has been a long time coming and the OLCF's grant has made it happen sooner than later. The application process was thorough and well balanced and allowed us to consider why we are where doing ministry. It was a blessing."
Covenant Hope Church, Wake Forest, NC
"This grant money is extremely helpful to our church as we continue to grow and make repairs to our campus. The Lord is working in many ways and we want our campus to be a place that our community sees as a place that loves them. Windows are not the most exciting thing to purchase, but it speaks to how we care about the building, the campus, and really our people. The windows look great and they will continue to help us provide spaces for kids and adults to hear the gospel and experience the love of Jesus."
Rochester Free Methodist Church / The Outpost, Rochester, PA
"We so appreciate the Oldham Grant Foundation. We were very surprised to be given the full amount that we had been approved for because we believed we would be reimbursed for what was used.
Due to your help the safety of our building and the food, and supplies we give out are no longer a worry! We have been able to use the freezer to great advantage, giving away cold things like meat, french toast sticks, butter, french fries, frozen veg and other cold donations such as leftover frozen meals that are occasionally given to us. Thank you so much for helping us to be better prepared to help our community!"
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Kirbyville, TX
"New Hope Baptist Church has been in the process of rebuilding our church since it was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. We had used all of our funds and were going to have to stop working on our church. Thanks to Oldham Little Church Foundation we are able to continue. We still have a ways to go, but with God's help, we will get there. God Bless you!"
Revolve Church, Durham, NC
"It is very common to see dozens of kids from the community throughout the week playing on this playground. On Sundays before, between and after services, we often find our church kids interacting with community kids. It has become a great space for evangelizing and relationship building. The grant has also positioned us financially to add some well over due attention to the landscape of our property. We are currently installing 2 very large patio sitting areas for parents while their kids play. Thanks SO much for your generosity!!!
Christ Church, Rome, NY
"We, at Christ Church, are delighted to see the completion of the fellowship hall project with the generous funds from Oldham Little Church Foundation. This month, our beautiful new facility will open for participants from four churches at a painting session taught by a seasoned artist. At our May fellowship meal after morning worship, this well-lighted site will offer plenty of space for serving and sharing food at tables neatly arranged in advance—no longer hastily carried into the sanctuary and requiring congregants to reconfigure their seats. We are so thankful to the Lord for His gracious provisions in every season and for the willingness of the Foundation to support us in building this room in the house He has given us for worship!"
Remedy Church, Waxahachie, TX
"The grant process worked exactly like you said it would. It was pretty thorough and lot of documentation, but it was easy to figure out and you followed up in a reasonable time frame and things happened like you said they would, which was helpful and reassuring. Thank you.
The grant helped us to complete a renovation project that allowed us to move into a much larger and updated area for gathering and worship. We have been in the 190's over the last three weeks since it opened, which is a 30% increase, and the reactions and comments about our new space are overwhelming. People love it! This grant gave us a lot of room in the budget to make all that possible.
This grant was also energizing to our own people in their giving. Seeing God do things bigger than us and provide for us in ways we did not expect has given our people the real sense that God is doing something here that we want to and need to be part of themselves. Thank you!"
Faith Baptist Church, Niles, OH
"Thank you so much for the grant reward. The church is located on a very busy road and we believe that it will help share the gospel and let the community know what we have available."
Bethel Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to apply for this grant, as it provided the much-needed financial support we required to better help improve the appearance of our building. Our building was first founded in 1944, so we have plenty of repairs ahead of us that still need to be made. But with this grant we were able to fix our AC and renovate the front awning in the sanctuary, not only did it look old, but it was also a safety concern. With the financial support from Oldham Little Church Foundation we were able to remove the old wood that kept rotting from frequent rains and replace it with new wood, lights were also installed in the process for a much better appearance at night, and finally the addition of a new roof. We are so excited now to have an inviting appearance in our community through the recent changes made in our building. We have been greatly blessed by this organization, and on behalf of all of our congregation, we thank you so much for helping us make these changes happen! God Bless!"
Grace Hill Church, Pittsboro, NC
"We can't even begin to thank you for the grant money for these chairs. This is truly a gift from the Lord. These chairs have opened up so much space for our worship center. We are able to fit 200 people in the sanctuary now to hear the Word of God. People continue to come and hear the gospel at our church and they now have a comfortable place to sit. Truly, there is no way to put into words how beneficial these chairs are to our ministry. It allows us to continue to have Sunday services provided without having to turn people away simply due to seating capacity. This is the most generous gift the church could have received and it was perfect timing. Thank you again for working with us and being easy and kind to work with. This ministry has caused our church much joy and a practical, tangible way to continue gospel ministry."
Lakeland Baptist Temple, Eastlake, OH
"You guys were great. Easy to work with and very generous. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord. God bless."
Green River Alliance Church, Green River, WY
"Your grant to Green River Alliance Church to help us repair, seal, and re-coat our badly damaged parking lot made a much-needed but financially daunting update achievable. Our small church in a rural area of Wyoming has been growing, and this repair will not only keep everyone safe, it will make our church more inviting from first "curb appeal" impression to first warm welcome just inside our door. We pray that more of our neighbors will find hope in Jesus and community with us. Thank you for investing in the people of Green River, Wyoming!"
Real Life Church of the Nazarene, Galion, OH
This grant process is fairly simple and everything is made easy on one interface. The foundation employees are helpful when needed. This grant changed our community around our church by offering a playground set that is open and accessible to our neighbors around the church. Thank you for your help Oldham Little Church Foundation.
Restoration Church, Chicago, IL
"Thank you so much for your generosity!! This grant has been an incredible blessing from God! We completely stepped out in faith to purchase this building, during COVID when everything was shutting down or contracting, not knowing how we would have the additional money for the building maintenance. The grant from Oldham Little Church Foundation was God's way of telling us that "when you step out in faith and trust in me, I will provide"!
We cannot put into word how this grant has helped our church grew in our faith in God. It has been such an amazing testimony of God's goodness, faithfulness, and provision when we obey in Him - regardless of how things may look in the natural. God has shown us, through your foundation, that He is truly a "living, present, bright reality" (to borrow from Charles Spurgeon) in our lives.
I pray that God will bless each person at Oldham Little Church Foundation and it will always be full of resources to bless His bride everywhere!"
Gilmore Chapel AME Zion Church, Concord, NC
We the members of Gilmore Chapel AME Zion Church wish to thank you for this Grant, because without it, our project would have taken much longer to complete.
Our many prayers were answered through your thoughtful kindness.
I would like to personally thank Ms.Lisa Diehl for all her help and patience guiding me through this application.
May God Continue to Bless Each and Everyone of You!
Penngrove Community Church, Penngrove, CA
"We have been blessed by the Lord and OLCF's generous grant to complete the painting of our beloved Fellowship Hall. The project has allowed us to be good stewards of our real property which now looks spectacular. It is such an encouragement to not have to visually see the lack of resources when looking at the building, but rather, to see and focus on God's favor and blessing! The online grant application process was user friendly and stream-lined. We are grateful. Thank you!"
Waypoint Church, Richmond, TX
"The Oldham Little Church Foundation has been a blessing sent by God to enable our young church to better steward our resources for growth. Our church has seen God's generosity which requires even greater responsibility for this campus. Our expansion into a second modular building is vital for us to continue to reach families. The grant given by OLCF enabled us to do the electrical infrastructure work for this temporary building AND the future campus expansion for the decade to come. These infrastructure costs add so much to a project's bottom line that is required but not exciting. We now move to the other parts of the project ahead knowing the backbone of needed power is in place. Thank you to the board and the founder's vision to bless churches in Kingdom work."
Faith Church of the Nazarene, Parish, NY
"This grant program and process has been a blessing. It has been 20 years since the church drive way has been smooth and accessible for congregants and public use. The old drive way was very rough and some parts were not accessible. Beyond the physical appearance and use of the driveway; the completion of the driveway helped us reach out to others in the community. The gentleman that completed the project lost his mom unexpectedly a few weeks prior to this project and his dad is dying of cancer. During the time he worked on the project his dad was able to come visit and spend time with him. The father and son duo have be in the contracting business for year, so this was a great way for them to bond before his dad passes away. This was more than completing a driveway... it was a road to salvation and the beginning of a spiritual journey for a family. We thank you very much for allowing us this opportunity to grow physically and spiritually."
Abiding Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"OLCF is a blessing to ALL ministries! They bless us with a grant to improve our AC units and in this Texas heat it could not have come at a better time! I pray that this organization will continue to provide help for ALL ministries that are in need. Thank you!"
Precision Valley Baptist Church, North Springfield, VT
"The parking lot is now smooth: no holes, bumps, etc. We also have additional parking for about 20 cars along the parameter of the parking lot and upfront in the handicap area. It certainly looks more appealing. The real benefit will be in the spring when the snow melts, freezes, and melts again...aka...mud season. The lot is now level and slightly sloped to the back for drainage.
We thank you so much for your help with this. We could not have done it alone. This grant was a huge blessing."
New Beginning Church Supernatural, Houston, TX
"Oldham Little Church Foundation is God-sent. We are eternal grateful to you for granting NBCS the remaining funds to complete major project. This project was the final one to complete. Due to the damage the roof receives from storm all carpet had to be replaced. We were unable to have youth class until this month. We are now back fully empowering our youth to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The carpet and installation were more than what we raised. Instead, we had vinyl floors install, which are more durable and kid friendly. I do not think you need to change anything on the application process it was easy to follow and complete. Words alone cannot express how grateful we are for love and support for the Gospel to continue to go forth."
The Ridge Missionary Church, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
"Our church leadership from the past was wise to put some money away for a rainy day. Well, it rained hard when two of our three main HVAC units went out at the same time right at the beginning of winter. Even though we had funds to cover it initially, our reserves were greatly depleted and ran dangerously low. and we were very concerned. The Oldham Foundation's generosity to us has helped us to rebuild our fund, and for that we are extremely grateful. The Oldham process required a lot of details, but there was nothing unusual or unnecessary about any of it. We were impressed on how well they have ordered this process to make sure that only churches that are truly in need and fit within their parameters are chosen. We are so thankful that we fit into their vision. We have been greatly blessed!"
Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, Preston, MD
"OLCF has been so generous and the entire grant application process was simple. We were in need of an AC unit to replace our old unit that had failed for our educational (youth & children's) department. Funds were just not available in our local setting. We made it through one summer without AC but since our classrooms are upstairs, the heat was just too overwhelming for us to go through another summer. This grant helped us get our youth & children's ministries back up and running at the church. Thank you so much!"
Genesis Baptist Church, Buna, TX
"As the summer was approaching, we had two HVAC units that were 28 years old, and one that was 23 years old. We were beginning to have trouble with all three of them, but only had a little over $8,000.00 in our contingency fund (that could be used if one went out) and our budgeted building maintenance fund was almost depleted for the year. When COVID hit, our attendance dropped and so did our contributions. During the past year, our monthly expenses exceeded our monthly income at an average rate of about $1,000.00, and that was after our pastor had volunteered to take a $750.00 per month pay reduction. We had cut every expense we could, and still saw a disaster coming if two, let alone all three of the old HVAC units went down. As it turned out, we received email notification of our projects approval on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. That night when we met for Prayer Meeting, one of the oldest units had stopped cooling. We replaced all 3 units, and consider the Oldham grant a God-send."
Faith Family Church, Burke, TX
"The grant has been very beneficial in that it has allowed us to start using social media as an outreach tool. We have members who are truck drivers and they are usually gone for months at a time. Now, due to the benefits of this grant, they can attend the services wherever they are. It has also allowed us to pick-up viewers that are shut ins that are unable to attend in person."
Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"We see the Oldham Grant Foundation as a blessing from God. We are a small church with a limited budget and we would not have been able to complete this project in one year if God had not connected us with the Oldham Foundation. I believe that God not only uses the "mega" church but He also uses the "little" church in order to spread the good news of the gospel Jesus Christ. God through the Oldham Little Church Foundation provides much needed financial support to churches such as our little church. Churches that struggle because of financial constraints to do ministry and to perform updates to facilities due to small memberships. When we realized that we would need a new roof, we started praying and God answered our prayers through OLCF. Thank you so much. I know the OLCF can't help everyone but we are grateful that the foundation helped us. To God be the glory."
The Fellowship of Purpose Church, Houston, TX
"This grant benefited us greatly. A fence around the backside of our campus not only made the campus more beautiful but it also provided security. We have witnessed much less trespassing since the construction of the new fence.
The application process was seamless and easy to follow. We are grateful for the correspondence that we received during the process. Oldham Little Church Foundation has made a very large impact on our church.
Thank you so much."
The Church at Greer Station, Greer, SC
"OLCF was a tremendous blessing to our church. We are so thankful for their generosity and we are able to begin gathering here because of their donation. Thank you so much!"
McKelvey Road Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH
"McKelvey Road Baptist Church would like to thank Oldham Little Church Foundation for providing financial assistance to replace two HVAC units needed to heat and cool our Family Life Center. The grant application process was easy to navigate and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
We are excited to resume the fellowship activities that bring us close to one another. No matter what the planed activity our focus is to share the gospel and the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Wesley Free Methodist Church, Anderson, IN
"Thanks so much for the Oldham Little Church Foundation grant. As the weather has warmed up, an increased number of children and their parents / guardians are coming to the playground. Several in the community have expressed their appreciation for the resurfacing that was done. And we look forward to building relationships with those who frequent the playground with the hope of introducing them to Christ."
Life Community Baptist Church, Richmond, TX
"This grant was an absolute blessing to our church. We would not have been able to complete the fire lane/parking lot without the grant which was keeping us from getting our Certificate of Occupancy. We are super excited about being able to minister to more people as we open our doors in the coming weeks. You are making a difference for so many ministries. We are grateful to be one of the recipients.
The grant process is well designed and each step was explained very well. It was a very easy and smooth process."
Destination Church, Ava, MO
"To EVERYONE involved in supplying this grant to Destination Church, our thanks cannot be expressed adequately. This grant has allowed us to have so much more parking in a much cleaner manner. We no longer are having to park on the grass but have a large clean, graveled area to park. We had a terrible water leak in the parking area and were not sure where it was coming from and this was totally fixed during the excavation process. The constant washing away of the parking lot has stopped and that worry is off of our minds now.
Your organization has helped so many churches and has furthered Kingdom building in many awesome ways. We do not know any of you personally but feel like family because of our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We pray God richly blesses your organization and blesses you in ways unimaginable for the selfless and loving gifts you gave to this church and others."
Berea Bible Church, Springfield, OH
"Thank you for your support for our very unique project. We couldn't build a replica of Jesus' tomb without your financial assistance. This will be a great asset to both our church and community. Your website made the process easy and response times from your team were very timely. We appreciate the legacy of Mr. Oldham and the Foundation for their continued support of kingdom changing work."
South Point Community Church, Crown Point, IN
"The grant has benefited our church in incredible ways. Of course, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, including our church. It was an amazing reality that when our church gathered together for the first time in our auditorium again, we had new carpet and a new hardwood platform! What an incredible surge of excitement and hope.
Thank you so much!"
Horeb Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"Thank you very much for the benefit we obtained through you, and I pray that God continue to bless this beautiful ministry so that together we can continue spreading the gospel in the world...thank you very much."
Syracuse Southern Baptist Church, Syracuse, KS
"Oldham Little Church Foundation has aided our church in the process of tearing down our dilapidated youth building to provide the opportunity to now erect a newer, safer one, for the youth of our community. The grant application was easy to navigate and...the grant coordinator, was very helpful through the process."
First Congregational Church, South Amherst, OH
"We are delighted to see the completion of our new Sanctuary lighting project, enabled by the generous funds from Oldham Little Church Foundation. From the very beginning of the process, we have seen God's hand at work. The grant process was easy to navigate and questions were answered quickly, professionally and compassionately. As a result of their generosity, our 138 yr. old little church will continue to be a "Beacon of His Light" to the community and beyond. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to God and this ministry."
Mt. Gilead Church, Olney, IL
"We were overjoyed to receive this grant which enabled us to construct the needed sidewalks and ADA parking spaces at Mt. Gilead Church. We did not have the available funds for this project, but we did have people in our congregation that were skilled and willing to help do the work. This gift has allowed us to replace old, narrow sidewalks and pour concrete parking spaces that now make it easier for those with physical disabilities to attend our church. This project has made our facility much more functional and inviting. We have experienced so many God-Sightings in this process, from the way that our Treasurer learned of this opportunity to the timing of the grant award for the availability of our volunteers. The online grant application process required some time, but we simply took it step by step, and found Oldham Little Church Foundation to be very kind and helpful. Being a small, rural, non-denominational church, it has been such a blessing to us to receive this financial gift!"
First Baptist Church, Tishomingo, OK
"...cannot thank you enough for the support given to us by the Oldham Little Church Foundation. We were able to accomplish a long needed project through the grant and engage our church in the fundraising process as well. It has made a huge difference in our church and it makes the church proud of that space!"
Grace Baptist Church, Marshall, MI
"Thank you so much for the generous grant. It allowed us to expand our digital outreach, including higher-quality livestreaming and the launching of a local cable TV program."
Pidcoke Baptist Church, Gatesville, TX
"Your Grant...aided us to complete the construction of our new sanctuary to replace our old Sanctuary built in 1935 which had become in disrepair due to a cracked foundation, roof damage and termite damage. The Members of the Church build the old Sanctuary in 1935 with the vision of replacing it in the future when they could afford to build a new one. It took 87 years but the time was right and your support of funding helped us to build a new Sanctuary for the Glory of God and the Worship of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Thank you and bless your ministry. We will dedicate our new Building on Easter Sunday April 17, 2022.
English Wesleyan Church, English, IN
"Thank you so much for the grant. It allowed us to finish our much-needed building project!"
South Bushwick Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
"Thank you so much for the blessing of this grant. It is greatly appreciated."
Olive Branch United Brethren Church, Lakeville, IN
"This grant was such a blessing as it allowed us to complete some repairs that we had been working on for some time and that stalled out during our decline in attendance and funding due to Covid. God is now blessing us to greater attendance and offerings, including many new young families. We are proud to have a nice looking and well protected facility with the painting, insulation, and roofing completed. Thank you!"
First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN
"First Baptist Church extends its deepest gratitude to the Oldham Little Church Foundation for awarding us a grant to replace an inline burner in our sanctuary furnace. Our church building is over 100 years old, and we are constantly confronted with the burden of costly facility repairs. OLCF helped to lighten the burden of a major repair, and we are truly grateful to God for your kindness and benevolence. May God continue to bless and keep you is our prayer."
Sugar Grove Church, Stafford, TX
"The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the church unprecedented challenges especially in the area of gathering together for worship. We have seen the decline both in our finances and our ministry reach due to several limitations. The multimedia grant that was given to the church has encouraged the hearts of the believers. Not only that we have an awesome livestream capacities, reaching homes, families around the globe and even strangers with a quality media presentation, we have also encouraged the younger generation and step up. Several of the non-participating youth are now involved in the Production ministry that we created when the grant was approved. It has enhanced our ministry and we can innovate more with the existing equipment.
Thank you very much for your big hearts for small churches like us."
Pilgrim's Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
"The grant is a huge benefit to Pilgrim's Rest. It's so much to repair, we can hardly make up our minds. We know that we are blessed to be a recipient of OLCF grant."
Ministerios Cosecha de Amor Internacional, Katy, TX
"Thank Youuuuu!!!! We are so gratefull with God for everything you do for our church. We bless you!!!"
Parkway Wesleyan Church, Staunton, VA
"In September of 2021 our Air Conditioning/Heat Pump units that heated and cooled all of our classrooms, offices, kitchen and Library stopped working and could not be fixed. So, we contracted to have 9 ductless wall units and three AC/Heat pumps installed at a cost to us of $30,200.00. We are a church of between 45 to 65 people (Covid wasn't helping with that) and had just used all of our funds on a new shingled roof and were now having to go back to our people for cost of this new project. We heard that Oldham Little Church may be able to help us and we started seeking a Grant from you. After all our requests and invoices were submitted, we received the great news that you were issuing us a $9,500.00 grant! What a great Christmas gift that was!! We had raised $9,600.00 but were just kind of stuck there. When the $9500.00 grant came a new wave of giving to the project began and now we only have $2,000 left to raise!!! Thank you so much!!!!"
Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida, Freeport, TX
"The grant award has benefited our church in the sense we have been able to go back having Sunday school for adults, young adults, intermediates and primaries. Also has allowed us to have Nursery for babies during our Sunday School and Worship service. This has been a blessing to us in going back from the pandemic. Thank you so much for your support in the Kingdom of God."
Angola Wesleyan Church, Angola, NY
"This grant has been a great blessing. We are now able to have our Wednesday children program down stairs in the fellowship hall and our adult bible study (on the same night) in the sanctuary because we can put up table and move the chairs. Thank you for awarding us this grant."
Summit Baptist Church, Pataskala, OH
"Our church is considered a revitalization church. The church had become outdated and detached from its community. When a church needs revitalized there are always multiple areas that have been neglected. One of those areas is typically the building itself. Oldham Little Church Foundation understands the demands placed on revitalization churches and generously accepted our grant request to help replace a very unsightly and deteriorating roof. This will prove to be a great blessing to our church as we continue to reengage our community and have a meeting that is no longer an eye sore."
Los Angeles One Church, Los Angeles, CA
"Thank you so much for giving us opportunity to serve the people of God and to share the love of Christ to people who do not know Him. Our little church plant in Compton does not have enough finance to operate on our own but a foundation like yours is what keeps us going financially. It's truly a gift and a blessing from God Himself. Our church leaders have been so blessed and encouraged by your grant to serve God more powerfully as we are able to record all of our Sunday worship services and mission works that we are doing to continually proclaim to the world that there is hope and light in Compton. People can visit us and be loved by us anytime, online and physically. Thank you so much for giving us that needed extra needed oil to burn our light ever brighter in Compton. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14
Watervliet Free Methodist Church, Watervliet, MI
"We appreciate the grant award to help with flooring in our new multi-purpose building. The classroom and nursery have beautiful carpet tiles and the kitchen, restrooms & entry area have beautiful vinyl plank flooring. We talked about this grant gift with anticipation, so the congregation was excited to see it all come together. The grant was easy to understand throughout the whole process, which is also appreciated. Thank you for accepting our request and for your generosity. It's an awesome experience to see God at work through answered prayers and the generosity of grant opportunities like yours."
First Baptist Church, Mathis, TX
"The grant allowed us to put in an air conditioner and make our sanctuary a usable space again without going into debt. The online application process was easy to use and the people at Oldham were very helpful responding to our questions. We are very thankful for the Oldham Little Church Foundation."
The Well Church, Keller, TX
"This grant was a blessing to our church. It came right on time. Thank you to you all for such a smooth process."
Wells Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene, Wells, ME
"First of all Happy New Years to all the folks at OLCF. We trust you had a safe and Happy Holiday Season and looking forward to what challenges 2022 present to each of us.
We are very thankful for the generosity OLCF bestowed upon our little church with the recent roofing project. We were in dire need of a new roof and had leaks in certain areas with potential of more damage in not repaired before going into another harsh Maine winter. With the help of this fund along side our dedicated congregation that gave sacrificially to this project and the prayers of so many, we got it done. This was more than just a roofing project, it was a way God moved in a mighty way to show He can supply our needs, bring a small group of Christians together and help us take care of a building where we can worship and continue to build Gods Kingdom here in a small town in southern Maine.
Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you and God bless your ministry."
Ecru Second Baptist Church, Ecru, MS
"We were recently awarded a grant .......for our paved parking lot project. We wanted to thank you for this generous award. Because of this grant we have been able to extend the outreach ministry of our church by providing a drive up mobile food pantry that served approximately 200 families in our area. We will provide the mobile pantry quarterly to families in 2022. We are committed to serving in our area and this grant has allowed us to do so in ways we had not imagined. Again, thank you for the award and if you are in the area, please come by and visit us......May God continue to bless you and your work."
Linden Free Methodist Church, Linden, MI
"We have several elderly attending and having smooth and no cracks in the parking lot is so thankful. It is in front of the church, so the aesthetics of it being redone is a bonus!"
Crosspoint Baptist Church, Richmond, IN
"Thank you for blessing our church. The doors you funded to replace were 50 years old and were falling apart. They also would not allow safe exit in the event of a fire. And they also just look nice. We're grateful for Oldham Little Church Foundation's care for small churches. You've helped us in the past and we are again thankful for the help now!"
Shy Temple CME Church, Decatur, GA
"We are so thankful for support and contribution to the on-going progress at Shy Temple CME. The property, due to lack of care, had several structural issues but thanks to you, our roof now has new screws with self-sealing seals to help prevent leaks in the roof. We have recently been under heavy rains here in the area but have not witnessed a leak. We continue with our other projects to provide a safe refuge for God's people. Thank you once again."
Harvest Church, St. Louis, MO
"We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Oldham Little Church Foundation for blessing Harvest Church with a $10,000 grant to help with the replacement of the compressor and heat exchanger for the HVAC system in our main sanctuary. This is our main space that we use to hold public worship services, minister to our congregants and preach the Gospel of Christ. The repairs that were made have allowed this space to be usable once again for our ministries and allows us to continue the work of glorifying God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The online process was easy to navigate and any questions I had were handled quickly and professionally. May God continue to bless the Oldham Little Church Foundation and the work that it does in helping local churches be able to continue to spread the Gospel in their communities."
New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"Our church staff and membership are tremendously appreciative of the prayers, support, and funding from the Oldham Little Church Foundation. I have ordered the Oldham book and I am enjoying the story, the ministry establishment, and continual blessings bestowed upon churches. Without this funding source, many churches and our church would be struggling and limited in our efforts to meet the needs of the unsaved, unreached, and unchurched. God has made these things possible through the Oldham Little Church Foundation. I will continue to pray for this ministry and tell others.
This is an awesome ministry that is blessing many churches. Thank you for being faithful to God and your call to ministry."
Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship, Santa Clarita, CA
"Thanks so very much for your help in making this happen for our church family. During the course of this project, there have been delays and complications due to Covid-19. Prices for materials have increased and delays in working with the city have been very overwhelming. The grant money allowed us to deal with the impact of these issues and the foundations flexibility in terms of extending the timing, was a blessing for sure. The project cost was more than originally projected and this grant helped to lessen the impact of that greatly."
LifeLine Wesleyan Church, Greensburg, IN
"We are truly grateful for this grant and the GOD pportunities and blessings which it has already brought and the many it will continue to bring.
#1 - We have een able to double the amount of food brought into our Hands of Hope Food Pantry in December due to being able to easily unload skids verses boxes,
#2 we hosted our sixth annual and largest Free Toy Giveaway for Parents/Guardians who are financially struggling to come in and shop for toys for their children's Christmas touching 600+ December 18th (we received new toy donations from multiple community organizations for approx. 12,000 new toys), and
#3 - we were able to send three pallets of the toys left to the tornado victims in KY on December 20th with their truck being able to back up to our building. with all of this being blessed by the new paving.
Thank you for all you do to help churches be the church outside the walls and serve the mission of touching lives for Christ."
Crossview Bible Church, Yucca Valley, CA
"This grant has been a big blessing to our church. With Covid, attendance has been way down and so has tithing. As a result, raising funds to afford this mandatory expense has not been easy. Your help has made it possible to comply with the mandate and still meet our monthly expenses.
Our former pastor began the application process for us before he left so i cannot speak to the ease of submitting the application. However, submitting the documents you needed to complete each stage of the process to show that each step was completed, was very easy. The hardest part for me was remembering my password each time i entered the website.
Thank you so much for your assistance."
Calvary Chapel of Danville, IN
"We cannot even begin to describe how much the Oldham Little Church Foundation has blessed our church. The OLCF grant allowed us to not only repair our church bell tower and preserve a part of our church and community history, but it also allowed us to continue our quest toward church building expansion as we did not have to deplete our expansion savings in order to fund the needed repairs of the bell tower. The online grant application was very clear and organized and was very user-friendly. I would highly recommend it to any church that fits the needed requirements. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts here at Calvary Chapel for the kindness and generosity you have shown our church body. We are truly grateful! May the Lord continue to bless you and all the work you are doing for the Kingdom!"
First Baptist Church, Bath, ME
"On behalf of First Baptist Church of Bath I want to thank you for the generous grant you gave us to fix our roof. We used to have large buckets up in the attic to catch the water and even then new leaks would appear to stain the sanctuary ceiling. We have retired the buckets and now enjoy the peace of knowing that the only water falling on us will be the "water" of the Holy Spirit! :-)
The grant process was easily followed and Lisa was a blessing to work with, answering all my questions with a wonderful and supportive attitude. Thank you again, so much, for all your help!"
LifeSpring Community Church, Spring Grove, IL
"... thank you so much for this grant to purchase chairs for our new church sanctuary. We are so grateful for this grant -- we let our congregation know that OLCF had given a grant to purchase 1/2 of the chairs needed and they responded by individually purchasing the rest. It was a real encouragement to the church, and spurred them on to the good work of purchasing the rest of the chairs.
PS We will send a picture when the church is set up -- we hope to finish setting up the church this week in time for our first service at the church on Christmas Eve. Thank you again!"
Greater Zachery Missionary Baptist Church, Fulshear, TX
"On behalf of our church, we would like to thank the Oldham Foundation for blessing Greater Zachery MBC in a mighty way. The improvements and upgrades to our church are blessing beyond what words can express. We are so thankful and grateful to be able to share the gospel throughout the country with those who are seeking a Savior. Our church is continuing to grow and bring new individuals to Christ. It is a joy for our members to see upgrades as they return to Worship in person. We are excited that our members who are unable to fellowship in-person can still join in with us online each Sunday to get a Word from the Lord. OLCF has been an answer to our prayers and those who work on the church grant committee for OLCF are true jewels. God Bless you all!
Green Valley Crossing, Inc., Putnam, CT
"God has provided what we need when we need it through this whole project. When we finished the stairs and railings we were down to $1685 in out building fund. We still have the kids bathroom area to put in that is estimated at $9500. This grant money replenished the fund so we can finish up the project. From the point we decided to look at buying the building through completion of the renovation phase He has provided.
We've learned...Trust Him, if it is His will, it is His bill....
Broadway Baptist Temple, Houston, TX
"Words can’t express our gratitude for your tremendous help in providing funds for media grand. We are having steady growing number of people connect to our services and activities and as a result our church is reaching people that we otherwise would not reach. THANK YOU!!!"
Iglesia Bautista En Dios Confiamos, Friendswood, TX
"We are so grateful with God and this organization for helping us tremendously with our Audio & Video needs for the use of streaming Sunday Services. The application process was easy. We waited patiently to be accepted and awarded. We followed all the steps and procedures as requested. Submitted all requested information along with pictures. At the end, the project was completed successfully. Thank you Oldham Little Church Foundation for your donation."
People's Community CME Church, Dayton, OH
"The grant award has benefited our church by allowing us to replace a severely damaged roof that was leaking into the church. This leak caused additional damage to the ceiling in one hallway. The grant also allowed us to replace slate tiles that were on another part of the building, which also leaked into the sanctuary.
The online grant application was very easy to follow and complete. The questions were easy to understand and respond to, and the upload of documents and pictures was also no problem.
We at Peoples Community CME Church are truly grateful for the assistance we received from Oldham Little Church Foundation. Without being awarded the funds to assist with the much-needed work, we are sure that the additional damage would have been worse. Thank you for blessing us."
Riverpoint Church, Fort Worth , TX
"We want to thank you immensely for the grant. This has allowed us to purchase tables for fellowship events, screens for announcements and song lyrics, a cross for our stage, a podium, tables for communion, benches for our entryway, and more. The grant has truly helped us create a space for our church plant that feels like home. Words will never be able to express how grateful we are!"
Success Baptist Church, Success, MO
"Your grant has allowed us to replace the floor in the educational wing of our church. While we'll be able to use additional funds that we have saved raised to replace insulation, sheet rock, lighting an electrical wiring, we couldn't have done all that was needed without your help. May God bless you abundantly!
Elion Zion Baptist Church, Rosharon, TX
"The pastor and the congregation of the Elion Zion Baptist Church continuously praise God for whom all blessings flow and we're forever indebted to the generosity of the OLCF. Literally EVERYONE we've worked with associated with OLCF has been warm, receptive and genuine in their quest to assist us throughout the entire process. With the grant, we were able to make some much needed repairs to our edifice. With a generous grant we have been able to update our entire HVAC system, repair our flooring and sheetrock. We have a 100+ year old church that seeks to be a beacon in the community we serve. Thanks once again to OLCF for the financial blessing and making the process so easy with warming, caring people. May God continue to shine upon this foundation as you continue to bless more and more churches."
Bridge Community Baptist Church, Blackshear, GA
"Thank you so much for your generosity in helping us achieve this dream of ours."
New Way Bible Fellowship Church, San Antonio, TX
"Thank you very much for your assistance. God bless you and OLCF. We are building God's church on faith and so far we have not borrowed any money and will be debt free when we finish. Again, may God richly bless you"
Iglesia Pentecostes El Camino, Houston, TX
"For the Glory of God and thanks to OLCF our congregation has had a tremendous change in our audio and visual transmission. We are so thankful for this blessing, We truly could not have done it without this grant. We pray that God may continue to bless you so you can continue helping others."
Phillips Christian Church, Salem, OH
"This grant allowed the church to make a long time dream become a reality. After a lot of prayer and hard work, we were able to see through the completion of the Sanctuary Window Replacement Project. The person who originally headed up this project passed away from cancer, so the church was so blessed to get this grant so we could see this project finished. Each Sunday morning, the sanctuary is brighter, and we get a reminder of his service to the Lord when we see the windows. The widow was so touched to learn that this project was completed in his name. THANK YOU to all of you for blessing our small country church in ways you can't even begin to imagine."
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Whitehouse, TX
"The grant application process of Oldham Little Church Foundation was extremely simple and appreciated. The information requested was on task and related to our goals towards our project. We greatly appreciate the generosity of OLCF and their partnering with us to help tell the story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with such "clarity". Again thank you for your grant and please let us know if you need any additional information. May our God continue to bless your efforts in partnership in ministry."
Calvary Baptist Church, New Philadelphia, OH
"We are truly blessed by Oldham Little Church Foundation. Thank you so much for helping us greatly with our new roof. It will surely bring some new folks to Calvary Baptist Church as the building now looks so inviting. We are looking forward to sharing Jesus to our valley. May the Lord bless your foundation over the top! The online process is so easy and user friendly. We are amazed at your kindness. Thanks again!"
Living Hope Christian Fellowship, Goshen, IN
"The grant awarded to us allowed our church to do some much needed improvements without the financial burden. The online grant process required a number of details but was always clear about what documentation was needed as well as information on what the next steps would be. Thanks again for all you do and for the grant awarded to our church!"
Liberty Community Worship Center, Ferguson, MO
"This grant enabled us to make some vital finishes to our church's Audio/Visual capacity. We are a historic site in downtown Ferguson, MO and we appreciate this much-needed update to our sanctuary."
Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven, PA
"Our steeple was in bad need of painting. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary at this location (dedicated in 1971) this month. Our original location dates back to 1895 however. We wanted so much to have the steeple painted this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebration. Because of the grant money given us by OLCF, we were able to achieve this. We are so thankful that God led us to your website and that your foundation is able to bless us and others in need of financial support. Thank you Paul and Lisa and to everyone who supports this program. God is good in so many ways! The initial grant application is quite extensive but we understand the need for this information. The whole process, however, is well thought out and flows naturally as the application advances from step to step. The communications coming from OLCF are excellent. The instructions are clear and concise. Again, thank you from our entire congregation for your support. They love the freshly painted steeple."
Almena Congregational Church, Almena, KS
"The windows benefited our church in a couple ways. First, it added aesthetic quality to our sanctuary making it a little nicer for the worship service. Second, on a practical level it will save on energy bills since the old windows allowed the wind to blow into the building. The process was very easy and your communication excellent."
New Life Fellowship Church, Huntington, IN
"This grant has and will continue to strengthen the discipleship arm of our church. Space is good, but only if it's useable. This grant has taken unusable space and made it usable. This has truly been a blessing. Thank you!"
Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, Goodells, MI
"The grant award we received from the Oldham Little Church Foundation enabled us to complete our building addition by covering the cost of the electrical installation for the new addition. For our small congregation the grant award was not only a valuable financial contribution to our overall project, but also an encouragement as were raising funds for the project. The generous grant award significantly encouraged the congregation. OLCF made a big difference in us being able to complete our project. Now we have a barrier-free, accessible building for today and future generations to hear of the good news of Jesus Christ and to worship the Lord together. The grant application was straightforward and the staff was friendly and helpful in answering our questions and navigating an extension as our project was delayed by COVID."
First Baptist Church, Beaver, OH
"Thank you for helping us achieve our goal of a new church that will double our seating capacity and meet the needs of our community. This grant helped us get the concrete work completed for the erection of our new building. Things are moving slower than anticipated due to covid, but we are excited."
New Hope Baptist Church, Jamestown, MO
"Words cannot describe how grateful we are to Oldham Little Church Foundation. We appreciate so much your gift to our church and your helpfulness in guiding us to complete this process. We are now enjoying a refurbished well system with new water pipes, a hand pump for emergency situations, an effective water filtration system, and a needed water softener. New Hope Baptist Church will be forever grateful to you for your ministry to us. May God continue to bless your efforts as you continue to minister to churches with His love and support. We will continue to give thanks for you as we continue the renovation project that is before us."
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tennessee Colony, TX
"Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tennessee Colony, TX is so thankful for the help of Oldham Little Church Foundation. The church was established in 1872; next year we will celebrate 150 years! Our church is a historic structure dating back to slavery, therefore the on going preservation of it is very important.
The church foundation repairs totaled $14,800.00. Oldham Little Church Foundation's $8,000.00 grant allowed us to receive repairs from the most reputable company located in Anderson County, TX, Rite-Way Foundation Repair. They did a remarkable job and the church feels great because of the repairs.
Please know that Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will be forever grateful for your generosity. Again thank you."
First Southern Baptist Church of Waterford, CA
"This grant was huge for us. We are getting closer to paying off our debt that the church has been in for years. I have only Pastored here for 2 years but the Lord has done amazing things. This grant allowed us to not have to use extra money that can now be used for other improvements to the property. While the church was paying off the debt, many things were neglected because they only had enough to pay the debt payment and nothing else. With no upkeep and maintenance the costs of repairing and replacing is very high... I describe it as eating an elephant and we've only finished the first foot. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your assistance and generosity in this manner. You have been a great blessing and encouragement to our church family. Blessings."
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Silver Creek, MS
"We, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Silver Creek, would like to thank you for the generous grant we received. The entire process, from application to notification of the grant award, has been a seamless process and a blessing to our church and community. We have been able to move forward with our construction plans and the grant funding will allow us to continue to bless others.
We extend a heartfelt thank you for all that you do to help churches in their mission to serve God. We appreciate Oldham Little Church Foundation for helping us continue our mission of ministering to the masses with the mercy of the Master. Blessings."
Kennewick Story Point Community Church of the Nazarene, Kennewick, WA
"We are a small, low-income church, located in the desert, where temperatures in the 100's are normal throughout the summer. This summer we've had a heat wave, with temperatures over 110 for nearly 2 weeks and in the hundreds+ for nearly a month straight. After being shut down due to COVID restrictions for over a year, funds were even lower than usual. An expense as large as replacing our AC unit would be a huge struggle in a normal year, but having that kind of expense this year would have been devastating without the help of the Oldham Little Church Foundation. If we had not qualified for the grant, we'd have had to put this expense on a credit card and it would likely have taken 5+ years to pay off. Due to the generosity of Oldham Little Church Foundation, the monies we'd have spent on replacing our air conditioning, can now go to everyday expenses and ministering to our community of homeless, recovering addicts, and low-income families! Thank you so much for your generous gift!"
New Vision Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
"We are extremely grateful to OLCF for their generosity in giving this grant award. With the onset of the COVD pandemic, our small church, like many, had our share of financial hardship. We would not have been able to move our renovation project forward without this vital financial boost. It was truly a blessing from God! The grant process was extremely efficient. I had the opportunity to communicate with our grant coordinator, Lisa Diehl. She was very understanding and helpful. The whole process was thorough but very user friendly. Thank you so much. May God bless each of you. Again, Pastor Johnson and the entire New Vision Fellowship MB Church thank you for this amazing gift from God."
Cloverdale Baptist Church, Grand Bay, AL
"The process for the grant was clear and easy to follow. Our church appreciates and is truly thankful for the Oldham Little Church Foundation and its generous work in helping small churches fund projects that help us serve our communities."
Living Water Church, Gladewater, TX
"We are so grateful for the Oldham Little Church Grant. When it comes to church planting raising funds is always the most difficult task. This grant has provided us the amazing opportunity to minister to children and have a dynamic worship experience. We are eternally grateful!"
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Doddridge, AR
"We are very grateful for the grant, because it has provided us with the necessary means for our members to be able to go out of the doors and the doors will lock behind them and they will have to enter thru the front. This was very necessary due to Covid-19. Also, we are grateful for our new 5 ton heat pump."
Antioch Galveston Community Church, Galveston, TX
"We are so thankful for Little Church Foundation. We were awarded [a grant] for a new ac unit for our church. We are extremely grateful. Because of this contribution we have been able to enjoy prayer services, outreach team, block parties and host youth and Women's events. Our community was able to see how God's grace and provision was met by another Christian organization. Little Church Foundation has been instrumental in helping us ease the financial burden as a community. Thank you again for investing in this church body. Many blessings from the Antioch Galveston Church community."
Redeemer Church of Denton, TX
"Our new sanctuary looks so much better, cleaner, newer, finished with our chairs. We have had a lot of compliments and excitement over them. Thank you for the award. It really has blessed our little church as we continue to see new faces every week."
Mission Centers, Houston, TX
"We truly appreciate your partnership in advancing the Gospel in the Houston communities we serve... Your gift will go a long way in helping us to continue reaching all ages with the good news of Jesus Christ and the teaching of God's Word while providing for the many physical needs in these under-resourced communities....May the Lord bless you all greatly!"
Yucca Valley Church of the Nazarene, Yucca Valley, CA
This entire process has been a blessing, start to finish! Thank you for helping our church expand its ministry into our community. We are growing our local congregation; God is also opening doors for us to minister on a nearby Marine Corps base (29 Palms). It looks very possible that we will begin a satellite operation on base within the next 12 months. God is good!
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"Glory to God for faith stewards of much needed resources to continue to thrive with the changing times. Because of OLCF's granted assistance, Emmanuel Baptist Church is able to serve the Kingdom of God on a higher level of excellence and keep up with the demands of AV/Sound needs without interruption. With sincere gratitude - Thank you!"
Westbrook Community Church, Chaska, MN
"We are so grateful to Oldham Little Church Foundation for providing us the finances to purchase the speakers for our new worship center. We are a ten year old church plant and we just moved into our first building. As you may know the cost of building supplies has dramatically increased this past year, so we didn't have enough money to get quality speakers. A quality sound system and good speakers are critical to our ministry efforts to reach people with the gospel, and the Foundation stepped in and provided the money for this to happen. Thank you Oldham for your work, for the simple application process and for blessing us with this grant. You have been a gift from God for us!"
GrandView Community Church, Colorado Springs, CO
"We couldn't be more GRATEFUL for this gracious gift you have shared with us in Kingdom partnership!
The parking lot grant had the desired effect in significantly updating our faded/cracked parking lot. But it also boosted other remodel projects that we are in pursuit. We are now off and running on those additional projects such as carpet, painting, new video monitors, new sanctuary chairs, and more!
We will be walking this remodel upgrades journey for sometime, the next 1-2 years, but we are in a much better place as God used the grant as a catalyst. Thanks again for your generosity in this matter!"
St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Kansas City, KS
"First giving Honor to GOD, We the Trustee Board at St Peter CME Church, thank the Oldham Little Church Foundation for the much needed help in the repairs of our Church Building. As we continue to serve in the Urban Core, Without these much needed repairs, we would have had to discontinue various ministries that serve the community. During the Covid 19 peak season brought on additional challenges. Our resources were strained as we had to increase food baskets by more than double. Glory to GOD, we're becoming stable and worship is coming back. The online process is detailed and ask the necessary documentation. The best part is how easy it is to get the information and documentation back and forth. The fast response made everything go smooth.
Thank You and GOD Bless You!"
Hillview Baptist Church, Kennewick, WA
"This grant has helped maintain our church and keep it looking clean and welcoming. The online process is straightforward and thorough. Thank you for assisting our church!"
Temple of Grace Faith Center, Houston, TX
"The OLCF grant has really blessed our ministry. We are able to livestream with a more professional look and feel. We believe this will help us to further spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you so much!"
Apostolic Voice For Christ Church, Houston, TX
"On behalf of the Apostolic Voice for Christ (AVC), we would like to thank you for your recent donations. Every dollar that you have contributed is deeply appreciated by the church as we strive to serve communities within and beyond Houston.
As you know, many churches struggle to keep the lights on and the programs running. Ours is no exception. We do the best we can with what we have, all the while committed to being good stewards of all that we have been given. Your generous gifts remind us that our greatest blessing at the Apostolic Voice for Christ is our wonderful people, as well as partners like you. It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to perform this great mandate, and we are deeply grateful for your partnership.
On behalf of the entire congregation, please accept our deepest gratitude.
Thank you and God bless you!"
Scenic Church of the Nazarene, Springfield, MO
"With this grant we were able to take money that would have spent to replace the air conditioning and we have used to begin new ministries and outreaches for our community. This would not have happened without the grant. The online application was easy to use and very easy to navigate. There were clear instructions and the follow up from the foundation was helpful."
St. Joseph Baptist Church, Fresno, CA
"St Joseph Baptist Church of Fresno, California would like to say thank you for the generous gift you gave to our church, when we were in an emergency situation. Excessive water damage came with several problems which seemed impossible to address based upon our needs. However, we reached out to you and you were there to assist us, and for that we are thankful and appreciative to your organization. We will be able to continue to serve our community thanks to you. We recognize that the church is a creation of God (Acts 20:28 and 1Corinthians 3:9) founded and owned by Jesus Christ. Your kindness will help us to continue the mission of the church to make disciples, glorify Christ, build up our Saints to know and love Christ and represent him in our world. Finally, the process application was straightforward. When we had additional questions; they were addressed in a professional manner. This made it comfortable when there was uncertainty. Thank you again."
Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Homeworth, OH
"The Oldham Little Church Foundation grant has helped our church make important upgrades to our worship experience that will help our church to reach the community, connect with new believers, and most importantly, glorify God. Their support was not only a major part in our recent infrastructure upgrade, but they were also GREAT to work with! I will strongly recommend their organization to fellow churches who are looking to make significant changes that will further God's kingdom. Thank you!"
Foreman Memorial Baptist Church, New Ellenton, SC
"The members of Foreman Memorial Baptist Church greatly appreciate the grant awarded to our church! We had been raising funds for our renovation of the church sanctuary for three years, and were halfway to our goal when the COVID-19 pandemic came along. We made the decision to go ahead with our plans and trusted God for the rest. Our members were faithful in giving, but fundraising was more difficult than usual. We heard of Oldham Little Church Foundation's help for small congregations to do work on their buildings, and applied. The grant they gave helped us with the high cost of refinishing and restoring our pews, pulpit, communion table and lectern. The grant covered 42% of that cost, and allowed us to cover this expense and the other costs of our renovation with the money we had raised and our general fund. God has provided through the generosity of OLCF which is now a part of FMBC's history. We also appreciated the patience, kindness and professionalism of the staff."
The Road Church, Grain Valley MO
"Thank you so much for helping us with our worship center seating! As you can see in the picture, the worship center is not yet ready for us to unpack the chairs and set them up. However, it is getting very close. We hope to take possession of the space within a month or two."
Oasis Community Church, Winter Garden, FL
"With this grant we are able to continue preach the gospel and disciple many of our members who are not ready to return for in person gathering yet. Also we are able to reach hundreds our people around the world with the gospel every week through technology."
The Mount Church, Clemson, SC
"The generosity of the OLCF grant has been of great service to our church, much in the way I imagine the gift of the Corinthian and Galatian churches were for the saints in Jerusalem (1 Cor 16:3). We are a 'little church,' and this grant has enabled us to achieve a project goal for the betterment of our service to those in our charge without having to mine the resources at our disposal. This generosity has proven all the more timely given the state of the economy and its impact upon the church in the midst of a pandemic. So it is that we extend our thanksgiving to God for you, from the bottom of our hearts."
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Harrisburg, PA
"This grant has enabled Macedonia to continue its mission of being “The Church in the heart of the City with the City at heart.” Being reimbursed for so many badly needed repairs has taken some of the burden off our shoulders during the pandemic, and recent weather impact. The grant process was thorough, but not burdensome. Though a novice at completing a grant, the steps were simple enough even for me. We are truly grateful for the Oldham Little Church Foundation. You are a blessing to the Body of Christ."
New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, Sage, AR
"Words can't begin to express our heartfelt appreciation to God and to OLCF and your staff for your assistance with this project. To be able to finish this remodel and repair debt free to such a blessing for a small congregation like ours. God bless and keep you now and in the future. We will be praying for your ministry."
Cross Roads Baptist Church, Hartwell, GA
This grant has been such a huge blessing to our church. It helped us realize the generational dream of having a family life center. We witnessed God demonstrate His faithfulness to our church time and again throughout our project. I literally found the Oldham Little Church Foundation through an Internet search as I was seeking funding sources for our project. No doubt, it was through God's leading that I found you. And, what a blessing you have been! Through the grant your foundation provided, we will be able to fully furnish our new dining hall with new tables and chairs. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I also want to express appreciation to Lisa Diehl who was always so accommodating and helpful throughout the application process. She was a blessing to me and I know she is a credit to the foundation.
Thank you again and may God richly bless you!
Greater Mt. Zion M.B.C., Brookshire, TX
"We are extremely grateful for Oldham Little Church Foundation and the ability to look into our community and outreach vision and partner with us. With the recent growth and transition in leadership the completed projects will help us better serve our parishioners and community. We now have a designated place for baptism candidates and the baptism team to hold New member orientation, baptism classes, and sanctity before they actually get baptized. We also have an initiative to feed and giveaway food for the community and members after services. Before it was very challenging storing supplies and preparing food at the church. Now we have added an entire wall, serving counter, three sinks, and plenty of room for storage!! It's so exciting!! We now are able to better equip our hospitality ministry to serve in excellence. Our ministry partners are so excited about the upgrades. It has given the church a much needed upgrade. Thank you OLCF for everything!"
Iglesia Bautista Le Tierra Prometida, Houston, TX
"Thank to your grant! We are not only able to stream live, but also do prerecorded bible studies. We also equipped our Bible institute with cameras, tvs and computers and are now providing theological training to church planters from Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as members of our church that can't [attend in person] for health and other reasons. We are grateful to God for organizations like Oldham that support our small and less resource churches. THANK YOU!!"
Restoration Community Fellowship Church, Garland, TX
"The grant provided to our church by Oldham Little Church Foundation provided us the opportunity to have safe and presentable parking for our members and guests. Prior to obtaining this grant, we had to park on our old parking lot that consisted of old broken asphalt and grass. The women and children had to walk through mud on rainy days. This is no longer the case thanks to OLCF!"
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Vidor, TX
Our church is so grateful for your assistance. It allowed us to get the flooring we needed for our sanctuary and helped us with purchasing comfortable and attractive seating. The congregation is so happy with the results and we have received many compliments from visitors.
We cannot express what a blessing your organization is to small churches such as ours. May God continue to bless your organization and all who work there abundantly!
Calvary Baptist Church, New Philadelphia, OH
"We are truly blessed by Oldham Little Church Foundation. Thank you so much for helping us greatly with our new roof. It will surely bring some new folks to Calvary Baptist Church as the building now looks so inviting. We are looking forward to sharing Jesus to our valley. May the Lord bless your foundation over the top! The online process is so easy and user friendly. We are amazed at your kindness. Thanks again!"
Higher Expectations Church, Humble, TX
"We are extremely grateful for this grant, it has allowed our church to connect with those in our community during COVID who are at high risk, the quality of having professional equipment had made our presentation and ability to engage a team to serve seamless. Most importantly, we have witnessed a few people come to a deeper faith in God."
Dryden Wesleyan Church, Dryden, MI
"A huge thank you for the assistance in meeting our grant request. It is a huge blessing for our small congregation to receive these funds. We are greatly mission-minded and love the fact that our gym reaches thousands every year. For us to be able to keep a roof over it for years to come is awesome. May God continue to bless our work and all the work that Oldham Little Church Foundation does."
Carterville First Baptist Church, Carterville, MO
"I wanted to come on here real quick and deeply thank you for your help in updating our church. We have been able to replace the windows which we haven't been able to do without your help."
Colgate Baptist Church, Clarksville, IN
The grant money has enabled us to complete a new roof for our church. We are humbled and grateful that Oldham Little Church Foundation approved the grant. We praise God for your help and the completion of this project..
The online application process works very well for the process of applying and completing the project.
Again, thank you and God bless.
Watertown Baptist Temple, Watertown, NY
We are so very grateful to your organization for helping our church accomplish the goal of getting our paving done. The plowing was so much better this winter and we don't have any raking gravel from the grass. The parking lot is no longer a muddy eyesore and many other churches have even noticed. So our appearance in the community has improved and also our testimony has improved as the eyesore has been corrected. Our church members and visitors don't have to replace their struts now(a lil humor) and we don't have nearly as much pooling of water.
Again thank you all so very much as God enabled you to help us, the Lord, and the precious souls of Watertown, NY and ARMY 10th Mountain Division. Words just cannot offer a true portrayal of our heartfelt gratefulness to you all!
New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville, NC
Thank you so much for blessing our little church with the grant money. With your grant money, we were able to successfully restore our church's bell towers as well as repair the roof, which had eliminated leaks into our sanctuary. We cannot thank you enough!! God bless you!!!
Wabash Church of the Nazarene, Wabash, IN
Words cannot convey how thankful and blessed we are because of your generous love shown to us! Because of Oldham Little Church Foundation, we were able to finish our basement renovations after a devastating flood due to sump pump failure. The response time of your foundation was incredible, especially given that our need fell between Thanksgiving and Christmas, definitely one of the busiest times in our church and for most people. Yet within a couple weeks you reached out to us and with a far greater gift than we anticipated, paying for all of our flooring costs! Now our nursery, children, and youth areas look better than ever and are safer and cleaner than before! We continue to praise God for you and for His blessings that you pour out on us and other churches in need, and we pray that He will continue to bless you wonderful ministry!
Living Water Church, Cloverdale, CA
Thank you, Thank you,
Your grant has allowed the church to get AC and heat throughout our building which has not had both in its 70 year history. Where the old furnaces were replaced, we are also now able to heat much more efficiently. This allows us to save money and heat and cool the building much faster.
Live Oak Baptist, Cove, AR
The grant has totally transformed our Church. When we got here our Church in 2018 was just a shell of a building of potential. Now God has transformed it through the help of Oldham Little Church Foundation, to a beautiful masterpiece for His kingdom. The testimony of what God has done on the outside is resonating throughout our community. We are getting calls and text messages on what God has done. We give him all the glory for what He has done. We want to say THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!!!! Will also remember the contribution you have made to help our troops get to this point. We love you all, and God Bless.
The online process was simple, easy, and very understandable. Thank you for making things so simple.
Nesbitt Baptist Church, Marshall, TX
Nesbitt Baptist Church is so grateful for this amazing gift for our parking lot improvement project. Prior to the pandemic arriving, on any given Sunday our parking lot may have had ten opens spots left for parking. After this project was finished we gained over 30 additional parking spots, a proper flow to the parking lot, more handicap parking spots, and a new exit to the parking lot. Your grant made all of that possible! We pray that God would bless your ministry and that you'll be able and willing to continue helping small churches with their building projects.
Christ the King Church, Eastern Hills, Cincinnati, OH
Christ the King Eastern Hills THANKS YOU for this tremendous contribution to our church's roof renovation. For years we have been needing to repair this leaking roof, and we are so thankful that in a year of hardship (2020), though the help of your grant funding, we were able to get this repaired. The roof of our fellowship hall is no longer leaking water, so we are able to hold events, keep the room warm and clean! Praise God for this provision for our church and community!
First Baptist Church - Owego, NY
The First Baptist Church of Owego, NY (FBC-O) Board of Managers undertook repair of its driveway and parking lot areas. The condition of said areas had deteriorated to the point where they had become a safety issue for the congregation and community members using these areas for general and handicapped parking. For those individuals with stability issues using a cane, walker or wheelchair, the paved areas presented an additional challenge due to cratering and asphalt "alligatoring". The Board of Managers had been "band-aiding" for some time, but formal and proper repair of the problem areas by an experienced professional was required. This project was successfully completed, but would not have been possible without the support of an OLCF Grant. The grant process was thorough and easy-to-use. The FBC-O Board of Managers and full Congregation are grateful to OLCF for its generosity. The OLCF has been a blessing to the life and work of our Church!
Des Moines Mennonite Church, Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Mennonite Church has deep gratitude for the grant award that we received from the Oldham Little Church Foundation. The grant award enabled us to replace a forty year old carpet that was in poor condition. Upgrading the carpet gives our church a fresh look that we pray we help us attract more people to our ministry for Christ.
Village Baptist Temple, North Canton, OH
Our church is extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive this grant for our new outdoor church sign! Our old sign was literally falling apart and the additional funds allowed us proceed with this upgrading project when we might not have been able to do so otherwise! What a blessing - we thank you! The application process is very thorough, took some time and effort, but was well worth the outcome.
Victory Independent Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
We have been greatly bless by the completion of the parking lot. Our neighbors, for what ever reason, are asking what's going at Victory. We are again walking through the neighborhood meeting and talking with them, There is a renewed interest. The membership is also encouraged at getting a project competed. Thank you so very very much from all of us at VIBC. The process works great once I understood how to work the program....God Bless.
Life Church of the Nazarene, Warrensburg, MO
"We know have a 20X30 finished slab off our coffee booth which allows people to go outside with their drinks and snacks,
Also, the new siding has replaced our old dilapidated siding and seriously improved our frontage improvement!"
First Congregational Church, Thomaston, CT
"...The work was completed in September and during the annual Light Up the Town Christmas celebration, our church shone brightly along with the other buildings in town! We are indebted to the Oldham Little Church Foundation for your assistance in funding this badly needed repair. When the extent of the damage was initially discovered, our hearts sank at the thought of losing the steeple. However, through the perseverance of our Trustees, Finance Committee, the existence of our "Permanent Fund", as well as a recently established Steeple Fund, and the auspices of the OLCF, we were able to effect the repair to our beautiful building. Our church has stood in the center of Thomaston for nearly 200 years as a beacon of light to the faithful, and a call to those who need to come into its light. Praise Jesus for guiding us to you, and for your confidence in us! Thank you seems most inadequate to express our gratitude."
First Baptist Church, New Haven, IN
The membership of First Baptist Church New Haven desires for me to express their deepest appreciation to Oldham Little Church Foundation!
The grant approved for FBC New Haven by the Foundation helped our church get over the top in funding for a much needed remodeling project of our church sanctuary & adjacent fellowship hall - all done by the great volunteers @ FBC!
The on-line grant process is thorough, but well thought out and helped us to think through and better articulate our project to our congregation.
This is the second time FBC New Haven has gone through the grant process and had the privilege to be awarded a grant, and so we are very thankful for the ministry of Oldham Little Church Foundation!
Ebenzer Evangelical Congregational Church, Jim Thorpe, PA
We were so blessed to work with Oldham Little Church Foundation. The grant helped us to complete expensive repairs for our small church and the foundation staff encouraged us along the way. They were very helpful with our many questions and even gave us technical assistance on more than one occasion. We would highly recommend the foundation to any small church!
Monee Free Methodist Church, Monee, IL
Thank you SOO much for your continued support of small local churches! The doors look beautiful and we are excited to see how the Lord will use these doors to help people come to know and find the true door, Jesus.
Calvary's Harvest Baptist Church, Jonesboro, GA
The Grant has made a huge impact on our Church and n the people. They have been encouraged to pray more and are learning that the Lord knows what we have need of even before we ask, and that he is able to do exceeding above whatsoever we could think or ask. We are so thankful for the Grant and because of it, we are able to open the facility and use it in the way God has designed and intended to be used, to reach and teach His people and His Children.
Thank you again for your gracious investment in the ministry of the Lord through Calvary's Harvest Baptist Church.
Forever grateful, Dr. Craig L. Bennett
Spirit Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, IL
The Spirit Redeemed Church and I are so grateful that you all chose to assist us with the repair of our roof. We have struggled over the years to do necessary repairs and cover the cost of ministry. We believe that our church is a beacon of light that shines in a dim community. Your assistance helped take a significant weight off and even though there are other repairs that need to be done we a grateful for the fact the sky will not be falling on our heads. Again I along with the entire Spirit Redeemed Church appreciate the favor that you have graced us with.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Livingston, TX
"I would like to say that we are very grateful for the gift that we received. It complimented our church in such an awesome way. The membership is very pleased for such a spirit of sharing. We will forever have an attitude of gratitude because of the generosity of Oldham Little Church Foundation. You all will continue to be in our prayers that more fruit may abound to you all's account. As it relates to the online application process, it was very beneficial in assisting us to complete the grant."
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Horseheads, NY
"The grant that was provided by Oldham Foundation allowed us to repave our two driveways coming into the church. The old pavement was breaking up and with winter coming it probably would have been beyond repair in the spring of 2021. Thank you for your help, We couldn't have done without you."
Royersford Church of the Nazarene, Royersford, PA
"We never would have had the confidence to pursue this project on our own. But with the spurring help of Oldham, not only did we have the faith to explore and undertake the project, our church has benefited and gained steam as a result of that faith this year. Our church family has grown even through the difficulties presented during 2020 pandemic. Finances are secure our people excited, grounds refreshed, and God has continued to bless our church family with a loving and 'others focused' culture in living out our vision of a Restoring Community Church of Jesus Christ in our town. I hope so much to partner again with your foundation if we hit any other big obstacles."
Faith Baptist Church, Attica, KS
The grant awarded to us has been such a needed blessing. This project took more money than we anticipated. The process was simple and Lisa was very helpful and kind every step of the way. Our church thanks you very much! Many Blessings!
New Life Baptist Church, Addison, MI
"What a blessing it was to actually see vivid colors and words on our screen! It had been so long since we were using a projector not working properly, that we couldn't believe what it was supposed to look like! No flickering, and instead clear, bright images and words. Thank you so much for your gift to make this possible. God used you to be such an encouragement to us all here at New Life Baptist Church.
Thank you for your clear step by step instructions in your online application process.
May God bless your ministry!
Harvest Baptist Temple, Owensboro, KY
Our church is grateful for the generosity shown to us. Our church has been/still is a revitalization project. God has been so good to us to bring healing and restoration. We have also been able to repair old buildings. And this grant was a big part of that. Thank you so much for thinking of smaller churches who need help and encouragement. You have given that! May the Lord bless and use you in other churches as He has used you in our church!
Center Church, Grove City, PA
Center Church of Grove City, PA, is so very grateful for the generous funding towards our building project. This has allowed us to have the necessary brick work done and a new door installed to finish off a newly exposed exterior wall, after demolition of an addition which was declared unsafe and unstable due to sinking after many years. The building looks so good now! The restoration of that wall allows us time to carefully plan for future expansion in a different part of our property without worry over deterioration of the existing building. Thank you so much and may God bless you and the Foundation.
Windham Bible Church, Windham, OH
The blessing, that the Lord has provided our church through the OLCF, was both wonderful and right on time. The OLCF board worked with us quickly, in regards to our grant proposal and the unique conditions our church was facing at the time of the grant request. Communication and follow up information was efficient and easy to work with.
Thank you OLCF, we would not be having our church service today, if God had not given us the grant through your organization.
May the Lord bless you as you continue to be His hands and feet.
Center Barnstead Christian Church, Center Barnstead, NH
This is one of the easiest projects the writer of this grant has ever completed. All I had to do was follow up on the work other people in the congregation have and probably thought no one would ever use their work. This has been a project that the church and the community needed during these depressing times to show them that hope for success is still something that does occur. God has been faithful in many lives for years and continues to do so. Our congregation has 7 new families attending since this process started and one family has joined the fellowship of believers membership. Others are also seeking the Lord's guidance in their desire to be active members of the congregation. The attention to the showing that Our Creator oversees and guides in every matter has been shown and praised. We look forward to conversing with your organization in the future. Thank you so much for helping us spread the true gospel throughout Barnstead, New Hampshire, New England and beyond.
Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church, Benton Harbor, MI
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church has truly been blessed by Oldham Little Church Foundation for the grant to replace our roof and gutters. Not only did it help in maintaining our interior it also beautified the exterior church/neighborhood, we are so thankful to Lisa for her help in directing us through the process. Thank God for you and what you do to help churches.
Bethel Baptist Church, Ft. Bragg, CA
Our church body has been very encouraged to see how God brought this long project to quick fruition once everything was in place. It is awesome to see our Father work through people and circumstances when we pray together and watch Him accomplish the task. Thank you so much for being a big part of this process in the life of our church. Even the neighbors are impressed with what God has done!!
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The grant monies we received from Oldham Little Church Foundation has helped us to update a very old and outdated worship center, along with making it more accessible for the hard of hearing. This update has allowed us to provide a better listening and acoustically pleasing worship experience and to be more relevant in reaching our community for Jesus. Thank you so much for your help in making this project a reality!
Eastland Baptist Church, Bryan, OH
The grant award from Oldham was a real encouragement to our congregation. We had been saving to fix our parking lot but the amount needed seemed so very out of reach. Oldham's choosing our congregation to help with a grant sparked a great feeling of rejoicing and relief in the congregation. We knew God would provide the funds but now we saw God doing just that. He was helping us through Oldham reach our goal of fixing our parking lot. The finished parking lot allows us to now focus our resources on our ministry of making reproducing disciples and reaching those in the community who don't know Jesus.
Thank you for picking us for the grant. Oldham is such a blessing to small churches like Eastland.
Hilcrest Baptist Church, Jamestown, NY
Two years ago we began a major Capital Campaign and restructuring project. We moved forward with the resolution that we would not borrow any money for this undertaking. It is remarkable how many unexpected sources of revenue God has provided. We are thankful to the Oldham Little Church Foundation for being one of those sources. Tomorrow we have our annual Harvest Festival, the offering from which we prayerfully hope will allow us to complete the last phase, a vestibule off the main doors.
Thank you for your partnership with us in reaching our community for the Kingdom.
Spring Valley Wesleyan Church, Kalamazoo, MI
This was an absolute blessing! Soon after we received notice that we were approved for this grant, we also found out our main AC coil went bad and had to be replaced. Without this grant, we would have been stuck choosing which one to fix. With your assistance we were able to have both replaced! Thank you!!!
Fellowship of Believers Baptist Church, Pearland, TX
The Grant Award has helped our church move to a new level of excellence when producing video output for our congregation during this Covid-19 Pandemic. The picture and sound are much better quality and we would not have been able to accomplish this at this time when we needed it the most without the grant award help.
The application process was tedious but not difficult. It required the applicant to pay attention to detail and show a true picture of the project. The only problem I had with the application is the space allowed to upload documents and receipts. With a project type like we had, there are multiple receipts, invoices, etc., as all the items needed can't be purchased at 1 vendor. I believe we ended up with at least 30 pages of receipts and this was too much to get upload with the allotted space. The good thing was the help I got from Ms. Lisa. She was amazing when working with me. She was patient and determined to help me get the documents uploaded. Thanks to Ms. Lisa.
LifeWay Bible Fellowship, Fort Wayne, IN
We're extremely grateful for your generous support to the LifeWay Bible Fellowship roof project. Your contribution will serve in helping us sustain our presence in the community, being a beacon of hope and refuge.... We know its by the grace of God and your support that has made this possible. Thank you on behalf of the LifeWay church family. Be blessed.
CHRIST CHURCH at Goshen, Goshen, KY
Thank you again OLCF! Your grant was critical to this (HVAC and mold remediation) project. Our sanctuary is now safe and comfortable.
Blessings to you!
Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Woodlawn, TX
Our church was destroyed by a tornado in Dec 2015, the building was a total loss.. Our insurance did not supply enough funds to rebuild at today's cost. The grant enabled us to continue with new construction by providing funds for one important aspect of our building, the flooring. The online grant application was easy to navigate and to know what is expected.... We will be dedicating the building on Sunday November 8, 2020.
Canal Fulton Baptist Church, Canal Fulton, OH
Everything about this grant application process was great. OLCF has been a tremendous help and blessing to the ministries of Canal Fulton Baptist Church. Thank you so much!
Lynn Friends Church, Lynn, IN
All of us at Lynn Friends Church would like to extend out greatest gratitude for the grant that OLF gave us for the completion of our parking lot. We are a small town country church and when we started getting estimates to recover our dilapidated parking lot, they were overwhelming. With your help, we now have a beautiful parking lot that not only looks good, but it will last for many years. Thank you again for blessing us with the grant!!
We pray for God's blessing on your foundation as you continue to bless God's churches!
Belleville First Church of the Nazarene, Belleville, IL
Thank you so much for the generous grant that you gave our church. We were able to renovate four restrooms. They are now ADA compliant and bright and updated. We also replaced the railing on our staircase. It is now safety compliant with spindles close together and the proper height for the railing. Having the bathrooms and staircase updated makes our church more welcoming and safe for visitors and those who attend our church. This is our second grant from OLCF. With the first grant, everything was done with mailing things in. The online process this time was very easy to navigate and to submit the application and then the documentation for receiving the grant money. Thank you again for selecting our church for one of your grants.
Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Brunswick, ME
Thank you so much for your help in our building project. We have been so blessed to be the recipients of this generosity. We look forward to many years of worshipping God in this facility.
Overall, it was a simple process that was fairly easy to follow.
Black Oak Baptist Church, Jelico, TN
After that our church was destroyed by fire we set out to build a new church. Just knowing that this community still needed a place for the Lord to work and that so many had worked so hard to finally have one to see it all destroyed and not put another one back. As donations came in and then someone said I have heard about a foundation that might help us. We had to try. Once checking into it and using the forms. We found that the application was simple and easy and that as we needed help we got it. The grant you gave us helped us raise the money faster for when others heard we had received a grant toward the purchase of the pews and pulpit furniture, they were encouraged to also help because of what you have done. There is a light again in this community, and the Lord will truly be lifted up to all who come and even those who are outside we will go to the highways and hedges and invite. Thank you so much for all the help and encouragement. We are truly blessed and encouraged.
Resonate Church, Madison, TN
We simply cannot thank OLCF enough for the grant for the beautiful flooring! This update completely changed the look for our church building, and will serve to provide our community a beautiful place to step into for the purpose of experiencing the love of Christ through our church family! Thank you so much!! This grant was a huge blessing to us!
Antioch Baptist Church, Proctorville, NC
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church would like to sincerely thank you for the opportunity.
We are humble and grateful for the funding from your prestigious grant, Oldham Little Church Foundation. We are honored, dedicated and faithful. We are greatly appreciative of the blessings God has bestowed to us through your gift. In our prayers for all of you, I pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:4-5 (NIV).
Lovesick Ministries, Lawton, OK
"This was the first substantial grant that we have ever received since we began our endeavors into ministry over 10 years ago. My wife has applied for so many grants over the years with little success. This was a huge benefit to her faith, as she was nearly ready to give up. Thank you so much for that. She was encouraged greatly by this. Our building that we operate ministry out of has never had proper working water and plumbing facilities. We were looking at being shut down by the city and state if we were not able to build and supply proper bathroom and kitchen facilities to the public. We have washed dishes with water we heat up on the stove for 7 years. The water would drain into 5 gallon buckets that we would dump out of the door. We are incredibly grateful for the ability this has given us to continue to love and serve the forgotten and lost in our community with new plumbing! Thanks!"
Sun City Church, El Paso, TX
"God's provision through the OLCF Grant has blessed Sun City Church. We are thankful to be able to purchase needed equipment and supplies to help us better minister to the people the Lord has brought to Sun City Church. Thank you, OLCF team!"
First Church of God, Racine, WI
"Thank you for encouraging the Congregation of First Church of God with the grant for the kitchen remodel. So many of the outreach ministries that our church provides to the community and to the Body of Christ use the kitchen. It truly helps us to show the love of Christ. God sent us craftsmen who are now friends of the church and went above and beyond not just doing a job for the church, but saw it as a work for God. We would not have been able to make this kitchen so much more functional without your help. Many church members helped with technical info, historical info, documentation, physical work, donations and a loan that it brought us together in service for the Lord."
Valley Independent Baptist Church, Huttonsville, WV
"OLCF has been wonderful to work with and a blessing to our church building project, their online grant was so easy to complete and indirectly assisted us in having an orderly project plan. I consider OLCF to be a wonderful ministry to small churches and would recommend to other ministries to take advantage of this great opportunity or I should say blessing." - Youth Pastor Mark J. Allen
The Fellowship of Love, Richmond, TX
"The Oldham Little Church Foundation has blessed our church by providing our ministry with tools and equipment that has allowed our church to now go online and actually purchase items that will help assist the children and youth ministries. The online process was seamless and the staff at Oldham were amazing. The Fellowship of Love couldn't have asked for a smoother process and we will continue to use all that we obtain to further the Kingdom of the Lord. May God continue to bless Oldham Little Church Foundation!"
Springfield Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC
"Springfield Baptist Church has been greatly blessed by OLCF with the grant to replace the roof on our church. When doing things new and different like applying for a grant, it can be a little scary and feel overwhelming, but none of those things was the case with your organization! The process was very easy to follow, and I was able to speak with someone when I had questions. SBC is very grateful for your help in assisting us with the much needed repairs to our church!! May God continue to bless you for being there for churches in need! We would love to let everyone know how awesome your organization is and the wonderful support and support staff you have! Thank you again!!"
King Cove Bible Church, King Cove, AK
"We are a small Church in an Alaskan fishing village of about 900 people. For special occasions, we have packed over 80 people in our 55 seat sanctuary. For funerals, we have had people standing in our entrance way and out on to the entrance deck in the rain and wind in the Aleutian Islands where we have less than a 100 days of sunshine a year. Now, with the grant that we received from the Oldham Little Church Foundation, we will soon have a building that will seat over 100 plus for the first time our building will be handicap accessible. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!"
Heath Christian Union Church, Heath, OH
"This grant is truly a blessing to our church. While our need appeared overwhelming at first, we have seen God use (Oldham Little Church Foundation) as designed. Our congregation was revitalized by your generosity. While we can't match this grant immediately, we intend to pass it on to others as we grow. Thank you.
The online application worked well, no glitches.
Glenvale Church of God, Marysville, PA
"Oldham Little Church Foundation. Love that name. There are not too many organizations that would use the word "little" in their title. Everyone wants to look big. Glenvale is a small, rural church as far as churches go. But we believe we are a mighty force in our community and surrounding areas. In mid-July we had 26 young children commit their lives to Jesus during a week of Vacation Bible School. Just last week, two young adults were baptized as a testimony of their commitment to Jesus. We firmly believe that little becomes much when it is placed in the Master's hands.
Our parking lot looks so wonderful. The application process worked well for us.. The project is paid in full without any debt and Oldham Little Church Foundation helped us reach that goal. God bless your board and your organization. We thank God for you and your organization that is willing to help little churches. May God bless the work of your hands and hearts."
Latrobe Alliance Church, Latrobe, PA
"OLCF has blessed our church beyond description with a generous grant that allowed us to complete several desperately needed projects in our sanctuary and parking lot. For nearly twenty years, our congregation has worshipped together in uncomfortable metal folding chairs. This grant allowed us to finally replace those old chairs with new attractive and durable stacking chairs that are far, far more comfortable. In addition, we were also able to use a portion of the grant to install three parking islands. These have replaced ugly orange parking cones and now provide definitive parking spaces for our church family and visitors. As we finish planting low shrubs and ground cover in these islands, they will also greatly enhance the appearance of our church. Thank you and may the Lord bless your ministry! Thank you for making the process so easy!"
Charlotte First Baptist Church, Charlotte, TN
"God is amazing. Thank you so much for your grant to our church. We are a small older church and in need of a lot of renovations. Your funding helped us repave the parking lot and now we have handicap parking spaces that were desperately needed. The parking lot had deteriorated and was also not safe for walking. The revitalization of Charlotte First Baptist is going very well. Many people have noticed the renovations of the church over the last few months as we are continuing to grow. This funding could not have come at a better time. We are so thankful to our brothers and sisters in Christ at Oldham Little Church Foundation who poured out their love to us. Continue to pray for us and we press forward for God's kingdom.
The grant application process went very smoothly and the staff was always very helpful with questions."
Oates Drive Baptist Church, Mesquite, TX
"We never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Morris Oldham, but the legacy and generosity he left has made impacts for all Eternity. Oates Drive Baptist Church has been the blessed recipient of 2 grants that have enable the ministry of the Gospel to go forward in a challenging socio-economical area. Psalm 78:6-8 says that 'generations to come might know, even the children, will set their hope and not forget God. Our building, including the children's building, was in desperate need of drainage repair. This grant went a long way toward making these repairs. Now, we can have ministry without fear of flood. Because of Oldham Foundation's generosity in 2014, we were able to purchase a sound system to help with Spanish translation. Once the system was installed, two Hispanic missions were started and in one year, the Lord blessed with numerous conversions.
'May all who come behind us find us faithful.' To The Oldham Foundation, thank you and may the Lord bless their continued generosity.
Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, Greensburg, PA
"Wow...what a huge blessing and great help this grant was for our church. We were not sure how we were going to be able to pay for our new parking lot until someone told us about this Foundation. Keystone Church is thankful for the ministry that this organization has."
Oakhaven Church, Osh Kosh, WI
"We are extremely appreciative of the assistance you have offered us. I have truly enjoyed telling the story of OLCF and your dedication to assisting small churches share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am hopeful that Mr. Oldham, with his roots in the dairy industry, would have taken pleasure in knowing that this project has been completed in a remodeled dairy barn...Thank you again."
First Church of the Nazarene, Topeka, KS
"Thank you so much for your generosity and support in ministry. This grant enabled us to replace 10 of our 15 furnaces in our facility. We are overwhelmed by your work to further God's Kingdom whereever it is advancing. The whole grant process was easy and non stressful."
Pioneer Valley Baptist Church, Westfield, MA
"OLCF was truly a 'God-send' for our building expansion project.... Because of the kindness of OLCF, we were able to complete our project 'debt-free'. Thank you, OLCF!!!"
New Home Missionary Baptist Church, Lansing, MI
"Oldham Little Church Foundation's grant has been a great blessing to our church. This generous grant has helped to install a much needed new roof over a portion of our church building. Mere words cannot express our gratitude. Our prayer is that the foundation will be blessed as it carries out the spirit of Mr. Oldham's legacy to serve and give so that small churches like ours can continue to minister to others."