Who We Are
At Oak Dale Church, we desire to glorify God through loving and serving people. 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.
Oak Dale at Vint Hill Church of Greenwich, Virginia was established in 1860 as Oak Dale Baptist Church, located at 9532 Auburn Road in Greenwich, but the official mailing address is 9532 Auburn Road, Nokesville, VA 20181.
The church is rich in history and rich in relationships.
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 the Leadership
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. Lon continues his studies in Theology at Liberty University. He seeks to teach sound doctrine, inspire and convict Godly living, and encourage people to follow the Lord Jesus Christ more fully.
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 32 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.
Proud and faithful member of Oak Dale Church since 2015. Currently serves as Deacon, Leader and as a Guitarist/Vocalist for the Worship Team. Employed by Thomas Somerville Co. in plumbing sales. He has been faithfully married to his wife Lisa for 27 years. He enjoys home projects, playing classical rock on his guitar and fellowship. Eddie says that his faith was instilled as a child , but many times was set aside for his wilder side. At an invitation from his eldest grandson to attend a service at Oak Dale he found something that touched his heart at a time he needed it most. In his own words: "I found a warm and inviting group of people that showed true love and compassion to me and my family. I heard the true word of the Bible, not someone's interpretation. We have found a small church atmosphere where everyone is recognized, greeted and loved as it tells us to do in the Bible." Eddie cites Psalm 118:24, "This is the day the Lord has made." He explains this is what he lives by and doesn't take anything for granted. "Nothing is promised and can be taken in a blink of an eye."
Michael Williams serves as Chairman of the Deacons at Oak Dale Church. He accepted Christ in the 70's and was baptized by his father at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Keeling, VA. He and his family moved to the Nokesville area where he graduated from Brentsville District High School. He has been attending Oak Dale Church for the past 40 years. He enjoys sports, playing golf and hunting.