Our Story

corner of buildingOak Hills has been an active and caring part of the the Folsom community for over 30 years. Our first worship service was in 1984, and through that time, we’ve met in a storefront, a high school cafeteria, and at another church in the afternoons before settling in at our present location. Oak Hills has been at its current location, a 16-acre campus, since 1993, and we have worshipped in our current auditorium since 2000.

The founding pastor of Oak Hills, Kent Carlson, is now Pastor Emeritus at the church, and currently serves at our North American Baptist (NAB) Conference Headquarters as Vice President of Leadership Formation. Oak Hills is led by Senior Pastor Mike Lueken and a dedicated, God-honoring staff.

Of course, a church is not defined by its building but by its people. And you will find that some of the finest people on the planet call Oak Hills Church their home. To really experience who we are, we invite you to join us, either at our Sunday services, our special events, our weekly small groups and missional communities, and Bible studies.

Our Vision

IMG_6877There is a vision that God has been stirring up at Oak Hills Church. It is a vision of a community of followers of Christ who are experiencing the transforming power of the Spirit of God and sharing that power with the world around us. We really have no desire to simply attract a crowd. But we are passionate about transformation. Helping people to experience the reality of God in their lives. We believe that this was the core message of Jesus. Jesus wanted us to know that the actual experience of His gracious rule in our lives is available to anyone who follows Him.

We are passionate about teaching people to live in the grace and goodness of Jesus. Everything we do at Oak Hills is seen against the backdrop of this singular vision. To be a church where people are being transformed by the power of God.

If you find this to be the cry of your own heart, you may find the community of Oak Hills Church to be just the thing your heart is longing for. And we invite you to join us in reaching out to a world that is desperate for true transformation.