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WHO WE ARE

Oak Dale at Vint Hill Church was established in 1860 as Oak Dale Baptist Church, located Greenwich, but the official mailing address is Nokesville, VA 20181.  The church is rich in history and rich in relationships.  

 

  

It is our prayer that all those who attend feel welcomed, just as they are.  We are located in a beautiful, rural setting, right outside of the Gainesville, Bristow and Haymarket areas on Vint Hill, in Prince William/Fauquier counties.   It is serene and away from the everyday chaos of life.  We want you to know how the peace and presence of Jesus opens hearts and changes lives.  We believe that changed lives inspire action that is glorifying to the Lord.  

"My wife, elderly father, and I were new to the area and, after visiting various churches, found Oak Dale to be our new home.  We were greeted warmly and immediately started becoming a part of the church family.  We look forward to gathering with fellow believers and participating in fellowship, praise, Bible study, and worship each week.  We have also found positions of service that fit each of our talents and abilities.  If you are considering a new church home, we strongly recommend that you visit Oak Dale. "  -Bob and Sally Beall

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We Believe the Holy Bible is the inspired inerrant Word of God and is the basis for our statement of faith.  As a body of believers in Jesus Christ, we are committed to sharing the good news

of salvation to the lost.  

As a body of believers, we seek to understand the Holy Bible

in it's entirety and to apply it's authoritative message to our lives.  

We are committed to Jesus Christ and have experienced the acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption of God our Father

through the guiding presence of His Spirit.

Our purpose is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to open hearts and change lives.

MEET US

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Lon Anthony,
Pastor

Pastor Lon Anthony is a combat veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1994.  Lon and K-9 Wally retired from the Fairfax County Police Department in January 2020 where Lon last served as a Narcotics K-9 Handler Supervisor. Lon has been involved in ministry in the Northern Virginia area since 2003.  He and his wife, Peggy, served as leaders in children’s and youth ministry, taught Sunday school and assisted in church planting.  They have been on missions' trips to Kenya, Uganda and Guatemala. He seeks to teach sound doctrine, inspire and convict Godly living, and encourage people to follow the Lord Jesus Christ more fully.  He serves on the Board of the Greater Prince William Area Reentry Council, working with several agencies in the county who provide services for inmates returning home after incarceration.  He is involved with Northstar Church Alliance and connects with other Pastors in the area to further the vision and mission of the church. 

Paige Manuel,
Worship Leader

Paige returns to Oak Dale, her home church, from Nashville, Tennessee where she studied music team leading, band direction and worship service production with a professional worship team.  During this 14 year tenure, she was also a regular lead and background vocalist.  Her personal specialties of songwriting, arrangind and harmony are evident in Paige's song selection as Worship Leader.  Paige believes music plays a vital role in opening people's hearts.  Her hobbies include kayaking, dancing, fitness, interior design, writing and spending time with her bestie, Vera, a six pound Yorkie mix.

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Maria Wood O'Hara,
Trustee and Treasurer

Maria Wood O'Hara serves as the Treasurer of Oak Dale Church at Vint Hill, as well as a Trustee.  Her parents, Bob and Gladys Wood, raised all of their children in Oak Dale Church after being married here themselves in November of 1962.  After moving away for 15 years, Maria returned to Virginia and married Patrick O'Hara in this Church in March of 2004.  She became the Treasurer in 2012 and in 2021 she became a Trustee after her father left a vacant position upon his passing in December of 2020.  She still enjoys her full-time job, after 33 years, at HPE while juggling yoga, fitness classes, dancing and cooking (she is a big foodie) along with taking care of her fur babies, Bandit, Thor, Loki, Sheba, Peaches, Lucky & Little Bear in her spare time.  

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