About Church of the Servant
We exist to love and serve people as we share Jesus Christ.
Our Purpose & Vision
At Church of the Servant United Methodist, we unite ordinary people with an extraordinary mission to love and serve people as we share Jesus Christ. As a church, we believe in Jesus Christ, belong to one another in a community of faith, and seek to become Christ’s servants in the world.
Forty years ago in June of 1968, Norman Neaves came to Oklahoma City with a dream to reach and serve this city for Jesus Christ. On Sunday, September 8, 1968, this dream became a reality, and Servant’s first worship service was born and held on Northwest Expressway with 148 people joining. This dream to reach and serve still lives in the heart of Church of the Servant today. Our prayer and deep desire is to become the hands and feet of Christ in the world. We pray to live out our lives as servants, bringing glory to the ultimate servant, Jesus Christ.
Jesus once said to His disciples, “Whoever would be greatest among you, let him be your servant.” That simple yet profound statement has been at the heart and core of our church since its beginning. It is an expression of the essence of our church’s philosophy, and you find it expressed in our name: Church of the Servant.
A great church is not necessarily a church with a large building, a large budget, and a large membership. It is instead, according to Jesus, a church that discovers how to live in the world as a servant of Christ, just as Christ Himself first served His disciples by stooping down to wash their feet. Since our very beginning, we have wanted to place the primary emphasis of our church upon meeting the real needs of people, whoever they might be and whatever their needs might be.