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Who we are

Mission Statement: Oak Grove Baptist Church is a family of faith whose mission is to know Christ and make Him known through Worship, witness, discipleship, Fellowship, and service.


Founded in 1964, Oak Grove Baptist Church started as a mission of Foxworthy Baptist Church and incorporated as Downer Avenue Baptist Church in 1966 before becoming Oak Grove Baptist Church. We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life into our church family.


We love getting to know new members and help them along their journey with God. Oak Grove Baptist Church is a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, the California Southern Baptist Convention, and the Great Commission Association of Southern Baptist Churches.

meet our staff

Mike Van De Walle



Pastor Mike was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, became a follower of Christ at 17 years of age, and later graduated from Campbellsville College, a Southern Baptist college in Kentucky. He and his wife Esther are both graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Their son is Josh, and he is 20 years old. Mike has 25 years of pastoral experience and served as a pastor of the First Baptist Church of Aptos for 20 years.

Bob Bailey

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Church Administrator

Bob’s main responsibility is the administrative duties at Oak Grove. Bob and his family have traveled as missionaries all over the world. Bob has served on the Great Commission Association for many years while being the chairman of Deacons at Oak Grove.

Te Lun Wu

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Co-Worship Leader

His friends call him Te. Born and raised in Taiwan, ROC. After college, he came to America in pursuit of a higher degree. During his seminary years, he started serving local churches in Louisville, KY. In 2000, he decided to move to San Jose, CA, and continue his service in churches. Through the years of serving our Lord, Romans 8:28 “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” always strengthens and encourages him whatever and whenever the situation goes up or down.

Dana Walters

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Co-Worship Leader

Lead Vocal, Backing Vocal, Bass Guitar, Percussion and Drums. Music has always been the driving force in his life. And it is music that has blessed him and ushered him into a new chapter as a Christian and Musician.

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