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Hope is in the neighborhood.

Several years ago, we made a very important decision: we decided to stay. 

We had options: we could have moved to the northern end of the city, but we decided to stay, to rededicate ourselves to our neighbors, and retool our ministry and our facility.

The Cole Community Center is the result of decades of planning and prayer and the sacrificial giving of many. The initial gift was given by Mrs. Wilma Cole, a wonderfully generous leader and visionary who believed in the power of neighborhood development and holistic ministry. We are forever grateful for her faithfulness and courage, and we are making good on our promise to bring Hope to our neighborhood! As an extension of the heart and mission of OKC First, the Cole Community Center is a place for EDUCATION, RECREATION and TRANSFORMATION.


Education. Recreation. Transformation.

Once we made the decision to stay in our neighborhood, we started surveying and listening to our neighbors. "How are you doing?" "What's best about our neighborhood?" "What's the hardest part about living in our neighborhood?" "How can we help?"

We gathered these answers and, with the help of agencies and ministries designed to serve our neighborhood, we designed a ministry plan - a strategy to organize our efforts to reach out to and connect with our neighbors. That strategy is summarized in this simple phrase: "Education, Recreation, Transformation." 

In response to the input of our neighbors, we are building a two-way, mutually beneficial partnership within which people are learning to read, learning to play, learning to eat well, making new friends, learning about Christ's amazing grace and moving toward Christlikeness! 

Come join us! We need your help!


4400 NW Expressway (park in the South lot behind the church building)


If you are interested in booking space, please contact Mike Laughlin (405)401-8953 | mike@okcfirst.com

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For more information about scheduling or booking, please contact Mike Laughlin (405)401-8953 | mike@okcfirst.com