In November 2002, Dr. Alex Himaya stood in front of a small gathering of believers at Gracemont Church in Tulsa and shared his vision for a new church—one that would breathe new life into the meaning of faith and service. He said, “Tulsa does not need another church. What Tulsa does need is a safe environment where the unchurched can come and hear the life-changing truth that Jesus Christ cares for them and died for their sin.” This moment of revelation marked the beginning of The Church at BattleCreek, which officially opened its doors on August 14, 2003.
Since then, the church has founded five new campus locations, established global mission teams, and inspired a movement passionately cultivated by followers across Tulsa, America, and the world. While the growth of the church is a blessing, the lasting impact and true success is measured by something far greater: changed lives. The church strives to glorify God by helping all people advance in their journey with Christ. Our story is your story—we follow the path with Jesus together and we write the next chapter of our church as one.
Our mission is simple: glorify God by helping all people—of all ages, all the time—advance in their journey with Christ. We firmly believe that Jesus intends His message for all people. No matter who you are or what age you are, you have the potential to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus.
We seek to be a congregation of people who are engaged in our local culture while serving and spreading the message of Jesus throughout Tulsa, America, and the world. We strive to invest in unchurched people and invite them to one of our services, where they can meet Jesus Christ and become part of a community. We are not a church with community groups—we are a church of community groups. We feel that all believers and non-believers alike need to be connected to a community group and there is no better place to connect than in a home with others who share the same struggles and frustrations in life—praying, serving, and encouraging each other along the way.