Our BirthOasis of Love Church has established a legacy of love, faith, and holiness that spans 7 decades. Founded by Missionary Gladys Corrine Bradford, the church opened its doors at 305 N. Main St., as St. John Holiness Mission in 1941.
Missionary Gladys BradfordOur founder, Missionary Gladys Bradford founded the Oasis of Love back in 1941.
Our GrowthMissionary Bradford and 10 others served as the charter members of the church. Later that year, Elder John Edward Ward became the 1st Pastor of the church. The Mission was a place of worship, prayer, and the sharing of God’s word.
Elder John Edward WardOur first pastor, John Edward Ward served as the lead pastor of Oasis of Love for nearly 20 years.
Bishop Walter E. Jordan IOur second pastor, Bishop Walter E. Jordan I. Bishop Jordan served as pastor of Oasis of Love for 40 years.
Co-Pastor Shirley JordanCo-Pastor Shirley Jordan has served in the ministry alongside her husband, the late Bishop Walter E. Jordan for over 40 years. She remains a strong supporter in Oasis of Love Church where her son Dr. Walter E. Jordan, II is the current Pastor.