BOCF is a local, multi-cultural, Bible-believing Pentecostal church based in North-West London. BOCF is a member of the Apostolic Church in the UK & Eire and is the headquarters of the Edgware District. In the past, other churches in the district were in Hayes and Welwyn Garden City. BOCF belongs to the London Region which covers churches in London, Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Dorset and Sussex. Churches in the region operate in 4 clusters, each headed by an Apostle.
Burnt Oak Christian Fellowship began in the 1930s after some families moved from Wales to London. As members of the Apostolic Church, they decided to start a church in Burnt Oak. Originally they met in a rented Club off Watling Avenue, then built a church on the site where we are presently located in Oakleigh Avenue. The Church is led by the Pastors and a team of Elders. We also have a wider leadership team made up from the leaders of our various ministries, along with a Youth Worker and a Children's Worker. Many have moved from the Church into further areas of Christian ministry in the UK and beyond.
OUR PURPOSE is to make Jesus Christ known to the communities of Burnt Oak, so that people might find fullness of life, in readiness for His return.
OUR MISSION is to actively demonstrate God’s love to our communities, which He first showed to us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
OUR VISION is to build BOCF into a community of people who are in a loving relationship with the Father, disciples of Jesus Christ and who are continually filled with the Holy Spirit.
OUR BELIEFS can be found here. OUR DATA POLICY can be found here. Details of our weekly and monthly activities can be found in our Headlines. We reach out into our community with a number of events including: KidzKlub, The Ark Toddlers' Group, Healing on the Streets, and Time for Tea.
David was ordained as a Pastor in August 2008 and has been a member of BOCF for over twenty-five years with his wife Sharon. Having moved from Crouch End to Burnt Oak in 1982, they felt led to find a local Church. On the very first occasion of attending BOCF, they encountered such a warmth and welcoming experience that BOCF became their spiritual home along with their two children. David is an After Sales Manager, working locally for an International car company and is also a trained Counsellor, serving alongside a team of elders.