Launch Sunday Coming
Our call is to launch a healthy, diverse, spirit-empowered church that is in, of, and for the community.
Founding co-pastors, Ryan and Amanda Hoover have been married since June 2009. Their ministry began in their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas where their family grew when they had their two sons, Zeke and Jett. God then called them to Muskogee, Oklahoma where they spent four and a half years as youth pastors to an incredible group of students. In 2016, they felt God calling them to plant a church but had no idea what that looked like or even where they were supposed to go. So, they began praying for direction and seeking the counsel of mentors in their life. In 2018, they moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to be on staff at North Church and learn what they needed to know to fulfill the call of God on their lives.
After two years of preparation, the Lord brought them to Oxford, Mississippi and it was love at first sight. The ministry potential and opportunities that Oxford provided birthed a desire to see Oxford, Ole Miss, and Lafayette county explode with the love of Jesus.
They moved to Oxford in August 2020, during a pandemic, because they knew God had called them in this season for a specific reason: to bring hope to a hopeless world and to watch love conquer hate through the power of Jesus.
Ryan, Amanda, Zeke, and Jett are so excited to be in Oxford, where God has called them, connecting with and serving the community that they already love.
The population in Oxford is 22,092 with Ole Miss adding an additional 23,258 people.
Oxford and Lafayette County show a trend for growth of 25% over the next 5 years.
6/10 people in Lafayette County do not claim any religious affiliation.
Our goal is to reach the unchurched and de-churched people of the Oxford, Ole Miss, and Lafayette County.
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Ways To Get Involved
We need people who know how to touch Heaven and go to battle for The Branch Church. We know that the moment you step out in doing anything for The Lord, a target gets slapped on your back. Join us in praying for even bigger vision, creative connections, and people to help reach the city of Oxford with the Great News of Jesus! Send us a message and let us know you are praying for us.
There is a place for you here. You don’t have to believe like us to belong with us. God has gifted you with talents, big smiles, and welcoming hearts, all to be used to bring people into the Kingdom of God. Let us help you put those gifts to use. Launching a new church is an opportunity to be a part of a move of God. If you desire to join us in launching The Branch Church, we’d love for you to come and serve alongside us.
We have a startup budget that we are believing God to fulfill. If you feel God speaking to you to partner with us financially, your generosity will help The Branch Church share the gospel in Oxford, Mississippi and beyond.
If you connect with the heart and vision God has given us for Oxford, we would love to hear from you!