The Mayfair Church of Christ exists to worship God, to assimilate people into God’s family, to lead others into a relationship with Jesus the Christ, and to know God’s Word.
1. To Worship God (Worship)
2. To Assimilate people into God’s family (Membership)
3. To Lead others, both near and far, to Christ (Service/Evangelism)
4. To Know God’s Word (Discipleship)
"Whoever claims to live in him must WALK as Jesus did." - I John 2:6 (NIV)
God: God revealed Himself to humans through the triune nature of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is an eternal being whose nature is unchangeable. He is all knowing, all powerful, and ever present. He is the creator of all that is, and desires a close, personal relationship with humanity, as a father has with his children.
The Bible: is the inspired, infallible word of God. The 66 books of the Bible are the basis of all our beliefs, decisions, and purposes. The Bible is from the mind of God, is true and is the final authority by which all matters of faith and practice should be informed. It offers love, joy and hope to all people as it reveals God's will for us and the many wonderful dimensions of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus: Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is the second personality of the eternal God and came to earth to seek and save the lost. He is fully God and was, at the same time, fully human. His nature was revealed through the miraculous conception and virgin birth. Jesus lived a perfect life in full obedience to the Father and humbled Himself by voluntarily being killed on a cross for the atonement of all who would believe in Him. He rose from the dead and thus defeated the last stronghold of the enemy -- death -- and thereby granted all the saved a spiritual victory over death. His death, burial and resurrection form the cornerstone of our faith and give us the reason to proclaim that good news to all people. Jesus, ruling and reigning at the right hand of God, represents the power and the majesty of God the Creator and Lord of all the earth. He has been gracious to us and offers us salvation if we in faith respond to His grace.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third personality of the eternal God. He has been active in this world since it was created. His primary function is to apply the word of God in this world. He inspired the writers of the Bible. He lives in every Christian to help them be people of high character.
Salvation: While the relationship that humanity had with God in the Garden of Eden was the original intent of God, mankind rebelled and has been separated from God through sin. Sin brought a corrupt nature to humanity spiritually, physically and relationally, thus leaving us incapable of self-remedy. The remedy is to be found solely in God. Salvation is offered and granted to anyone who, by his or her free will, accepts God's free gift through a repentant heart and obedient faith in Jesus Christ. That faith saves a person at the time of his or her baptism (immersion in water). Through baptism one enters into the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and the power of Jesus' blood is applied to forgive his or her sins.
Mayfair had its beginning at this location on April 13, 1958, as the successor to the Culbertson Heights church which met at 1400 NE 13th Street.
Actually, the beginning goes back to the first congregation of the church of Christ in Oklahoma City which started in the old courthouse. Eventually, property was purchased at 10th and Francis, and a building was constructed. The leadership at 10th and Francis helped establish the Culbertson Heights congregation in 1937.
On April 13, 1958, approximately 200 people gathered for the first worship service and Bible classes. The main auditorium at that time was the chapel located at the west end of our facilities.
Within the first year, two morning services were regularly conducted until growth demanded the construction of our 1300 seat auditorium in 1962.
Cled Wallace and K.C. Moser carried the pulpit responsibilities at Culbertson Heights until John H. Banister came in September, 1938. George Bailey followed Banister's ten-year ministry in 1948 and remained until 1954. Robert Hawkins(1954-55) and Reece Bryant (1955-57) served for the next three years. Virgil Bentley came in 1957 and remained ten years.
He was succeeded by Virgil R. Trout in January, 1968 and Virgil R. Trout was succeeded by Darrel G. Rickard, who started his work in July, 1979 with Mayfair until 1996. Darrel Rickard was succeeded by Tom Bedichek until the spring of 1999 and Dr. Gary Grady from the Fall of 1999 to March, 2006. We were fortunate to have Seth McDowell and Gayland Geiger as our pulpit ministers for an interim period until the end of 2010.
Mayfair was excited to welcome Randy Johns as our Preaching minister April, 2011. Mayfair is blessed to have Guy Ross as our Ministerial Elder, Danielle Shrock as our Children's Minister and Jared Chambers as our Youth Minister.