We truly are excited to announce that we will be moving to Puerto Vallarta on July 1 2023 full time and will become the new Pastor Couple For the First Baptist Community Church ( English Speaking congregation).
This is the Church we have been ministering to the homeless out of since 2017, working along side of the head pastor Jorge Guzman, who leads the Spanish congregation and Phil and Carol Bailey, whom Elsa and I will be replacing as they retire this year.
We feel more than blessed that God would give us this great honor to represent Him in the role of Pastors.
And even though pastoring the church is now our primary role, the ministry with the homeless will continue and we hope to have more of the congregation join in on street walks and host more people as guests missionaries.
We thank you for your support up to now and encourage you to continue giving into the full time effort that lays ahead for our ministry.
We will also miss our home church, Coastal Church and our church family here in Vancouver BC Canada.
Without their support, training and guidance, we would not be where we are today. A big shout out to Head Pastors David and Cheryl Koop
Thank you and God bless
John and Elsa Oakley
Founders of Freedom's Doors Society.