It is the vision of a place where the hurting, the hopeless, the discouraged, the depressed, the frustrated and confused can find love, acceptance, guidance, encouragement, forgiveness, restoration and significance.

It is the vision of a body of believers in mutual accountability growing together in Christ likeness and strength of faith, displaying the marks of Christ in such a way that the world around us recognizes the distinctiveness of our lives.

It is the vision of ministry/mission teams by the hundreds, both vocational and volunteer, impacting the lives of people in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area and around the world with a loving touch from God through us.

It is the vision of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with hundreds of thousands of residents in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area.

It is the vision of ten thousand worshipers entering the presence of God in corporate praise.

It is the vision of 40-60 acres of land, on which will be built a regional church for the Tulsa Metropolitan Area – with beautiful yet efficient facilities including a worship center seating thousands, a school for K-12 conservative Christian education, a ministry and counseling center, a retirement village, a prayer retreat, classrooms for Bible study and equipping the saints, and family recreational amenities.

It is the vision of a place known as Evergreen Baptist Church.

From Dr. Michael Gabbert’s First Evergreen Sermon- December 5, 1999