Who We Are...

Live Oak is a full-Gospel ministry located in Hinesville, Georgia, home to Ft. Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Divsion.  We are a multi-cultural house of worship comprised of people from all walks of life.  In our website you can find recent audio and video files of our services, as well as sign up for our weekly Podcast.  You can also watch our services LIVE from wherever you are.  If you cannot join us in person, then we invite you to be a part of our dynamic services through the internet!  Look around, we hope to see YOU at Live Oak Church.

Empowering those around us to discover a real relationship with a real God. 

to provide an atmosphere of hope and healing to the hurting under a unified banner while LOCked in faith under a unified vision in pursuit of the presence of God. 

to promote a family environment of multi-cultural and ethnically diverse people from every walk of life regardless of social or economic status, where the Holy Spirit is free to move in order to develop the whole person (spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally and financially) to completeness in Christ. 

to meet the needs of Hinesville, Ft. Stewart and the surrounding areas, according to Isaiah 61:1-4 through relevant, effective ministry and various opportunities, such as preaching, teaching, praise, worship, outreach, small group fellowship, discipleship, prayer, multimedia, dance and the arts. 

that you become a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor and in turn go out as Ambassadors of Christ and a representative of the Goodness of God. 


Israel Aaron Cowart lead pastor
A charismatic motivational speaker, preacher and teacher, Pastor Israel Aaron Cowart currently serves as Lead Pastor at Live Oak Church in Hinesville, Georgia. His original entrance into full-time ministry was to serve as the Media Ministries Director in 1997 at Live Oak under the ministry of his father, James Michael Cowart. Since then, God has opened doors and transformed Pastor Aaron's ministry with a mission of healing for the broken hearted, and unlocking the true potential of every beleiver, enabling them to maximize the anointing on their life. Pastor Aaron seeks to convey a message of hope and healing to a spiritually wounded world in need of a loving, and caring God. Through his own life experiences, Pastor Aaron has determined that God will qualify the anointed regardless of age, race, color, social status, or gender. Pastor Aaron is an Ordained Bishop in the worldwide denomination of the Church of God. He is the product of a pastor's home and has been heavily involved in ministry all of his life. Pastor Aaron and his wife Christi have two children, Luke and Sydney. acowart@liveoakchurch.org 

Christi Cowart first lady & helps ministries coordinator
First Lady, Christi Cowart, is a powerful teacher in her own rights. Christi is an invaluable asset to her husband's ministry and works along side Pastor Aaron in their call at Live Oak. Knowing through her intimate fellowship with the Lord that she is fearfully and wonderfully made, Christi realizes the call on her life to serve the multi-cultural congregation at Live Oak. She also serves as the helps ministries coordinator, overseeing the many volunteers that help make LOC a success. ccowart@liveoakchurch.org

Terry and Jenny Newsome worship and arts pastor

Candle Johnson administrative assistant to pastor aaron

Dwayne and Sonya Golden director of children's ministries
Dwayne and Sonya have been working in the Children’s Ministry at Live Oak Church for over 16 years.  Their passion is to see children’s lives changed as they pursue Jesus Christ.  With the help of a dedicated ministry team, Dwayne and Sonya present the Bible in an exciting and relevant way.  Every child is presented with fun and interactive opportunities to learn about God and how to worship Him. Dwayne and Sonya  have three children and two grandchildren. sonya_golden@hugoboss.com 

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