LGBTQ Justice

OCBC was most likely the first Baptist church in the country to become welcoming to gay and lesbian people and fully affirming of their lives and place in the church. Since 1983, OCBC has held this stance of welcome and inclusion, working for justice for LGBTQ people inside the church and in wider society. Many LGBTQ people find a spiritual home at OCBC and many of the congregation's pastors over the past three decades have also been lesbian and gay. 

Today, the congregation is active in education surrounding gender identity and seeks active ways of participating in the work for justice for transgender, intersex, and genderqueer people in church and society.