Pastoral Staff

What We Believe

—The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
—Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).
—Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).

Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8–10).

—Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3–5; 1 John 5:12).
—Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36–39).

The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.”

—The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1–7; Acts 2:1–4).
—The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
—Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
—The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).
—The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12–14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
—Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).

Frequently Asked Questions

We are located on Kenosha (71st St.) just east of Aspen (S. 145th East Ave.) in Broken Arrow. To see a map or to get directions, click here.
At Rhema, you come as you are. You will see members in suits and dresses as well as jeans and T-shirts. Wednesday night is Hour of Power (in by 7:00, out by 8:00) and is casual dress even for the pastoral staff.
It would be easier to say who doesn’t. We have young and old, single and married, those with and without children, and a diversity of races. The majority of our members are families with children and teenagers, but there is also a large group of young marrieds and singles of all ages.
First-time guests have special reserved parking, which is clearly marked by a banner as you pull onto the Rhema campus from Kenosha (71st Street).
All School of the Bible classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and are located in SDC 2 or the church building. The Sunday morning service starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Rhema Bible Church Auditorium. Ushers and greeters are at nearly every entrance to direct you to where you need to go.
We are not a student church, although the majority of students attending Rhema Bible Training College do attend RHEMA Bible Church. The students add to the diversity of the church as they come from across the United States and around the world.
Easily. We have L.I.N.K. Teams that meet regularly for people who share common interests. Currently we have different L.I.N.K. Teams, ranging from motorcycle riding to knitting, from hunting to scrap booking, from racquetball to photography. And if we don’t have a L.I.N.K. Team you’re interested in, you can start one!
We celebrate Communion the first Sunday morning of every month.
Yes. We do each of these a few times a year as the need arises. Announcements are made for each in the church bulletin.
Lost and found is located in the North Lobby Information Booth.
We have contemporary praise and worship that lasts from 20–30 minutes.
You can have your baby in service with you or take advantage of our nursery system, which is clearly marked in the North and East hallways of the church. If your baby needs you during the service, we will page you on the pager that is provided to you when you drop your little one off that morning.
We have a vibrant children’s auditorium for your Kindergarten through 4th grade children to enjoy. Before service starts, they can pass the time playing video games and then enjoy interactive, high-energy sermons teaching them the basics of God’s Word.
We have School of the Bible classes set up Sunday mornings at 9:00 before the main service where your teens are taught about issues they deal with on a daily basis. On Wednesday nights at 6:30, JV and Varsity Youth have their own services with loud, high-energy praise and worship, complete with videos, small groups, and opportunities to get involved. There is also a café, video games, and pool tables to enjoy before and after service.
Not only do we have policies and procedures in place, but also we do a background check on everyone who works with children and youth. Our volunteers are trained and love working with children and youth to help them grow in their walk with God.
Si, tenemos intérpretes de español disponibles en todos los servicios. Venga a la cabina de sonido en la parte de atrás del santuario al menos 15 minutos antes de cualquier servicio para recoger un aparato de sonido inalámbrico.

Yes, we have Spanish interpreters available at every service. Come to the Sound Booth in the back of the sanctuary at least 15 minutes prior to any service to check out a wireless hearing device.

Yes. We have a reserved section in the church auditorium for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired.
Yes. There is plenty of reserved parking around each building on campus, including the church. The auditorium has seating available specifically for wheelchairs, handicap accessible restrooms, and elevators.
Yes. It is located in the northeast corner of the church.
The bookstore is open

  • 30 minutes before and after each service
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Rhema Bible Church Campus Map

Rhema Bible Church Campus Map