Missions & Evangelism

Oakland Church has championed our mission of "creating passionate & compassionate disciples of Jesus Christ" for more than 100 years!

We have prayerfully partnered with local missions, global missions, and outreaches of all kinds, and it is our privilege to send teams to serve the nations and present the Gospel. Below you will find a handful of mainstay ministries and missionaries that we have long supported, and we know they would benefit from your prayers and continued faithful giving.

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”

Romans 10:14-15


Ministers to orphans primarily in African countries, and in some other countries

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Ministers to athletes in junior high and senior high using small groups

United Methodist Human Services

Ministers to local Johnstown families in need with clothes, food, utility bills, etc. They also offer several practical courses in finances, parenting, and more.

New Day

A local Johnstown after-school program that ministers to children and teens through sports, playtime, games, small groups, music, and counseling. New Day also offers a summer camp.

Salvation Army (Local)

A Christian denomination that ministers to local families in need.

Prison Outreach (Local)

Ministers to prisoners with prayer, small groups, Bible study, and counseling.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) Campus Ministry

Reaches out to students at UPJ and disciples them via worship services, small groups, Bible study, and spiritual counseling.

Camp Allegheny

Christian campgrounds that offer vibrant summer camps for kids and teens, and offers space for people of all ages for camping activities, small groups, conferences, Bible study, etc.

Dulac Community Center (National)

A longstanding United Methodist ministry that offers social services, emergency response, and learning opportunities to people, with an emphasis on Native Americans, women, and children.

Sadie Sprankle

A missionary sent from Oakland Church who serves and ministers to the people of Budapest, Hungary and the surrounding area.

Drew and Amy Funka

Missionaries sent from Oakland Church that serve and minister to the people in Prague (the Czech Republic), including founding and operating a Christian school.