Founding & Senior Pastors

Philip & Holly Wagner are the founding & senior pastors of Oasis Church. They started in 1984 with a vision to see the people of Los Angeles encounter the love and grace of God. Their dream has always been to lead a church that was like an oasis in a dry place – full of grace, love, faith, hope and generosity.

The first Oasis Sunday service was in a Beverly Hills home with a group of 12 people, and has now grown into a life-giving community of over 3000 people that gather together every Sunday!

Philip has a humorous and relatable teaching style that gives people from all walks of life, an honest perspective on their relationship with God and ways to grow in their faith. He is passionate about serving the poor in our city and around the world. In 2009, he and his son Jordan started the non-profit organization Generosity.org, which has now funded over 750 water wells in developing countries, serving more than 400,000 people with clean water.

Holly loves to enjoy life and laugh often! She’s a pastor, teacher, cancer survivor, and has authored several books. She is passionate about seeing women become all that God has designed them to be and this inspired her to start GodChicks and She Rises Conference, which is an annual gathering of thousands of women held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Philip & Holly have been married since 1985 and have two adult children Jordan and Paris and live in Los Angeles with their dog Kiya!

  • Our Values
  • Generosity
  • Authenticity
  • Honor
  • Community
  • Excellence
  • Servant Leadership
  • Compassion

Our Values

Generosity

Generosity

IT’S OUR PRIVILEGE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY. WE SEE IT AS AN HONOR TO BE GENEROUS WITH OUR LOVE, OUR TIME, OUR RESOURCES, OUR TALENTS, AND OUR ENCOURAGEMENT JUST AS GOD HAS BEEN SO GENEROUS WITH US.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Freely you have received; freely give.
Matthew 10:8b

Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us — I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 
2 Corinthians 8:7

Authenticity

Authenticity

WE DON’T COMPARE OURSELVES WITH OTHER PEOPLE OR TRY TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE WE’RE SECURE IN WHO GOD MADE US TO BE. WE SHOW AUTHENTIC LOVE TO PEOPLE BECAUSE WE’VE GENUINELY ENCOUNTERED THE LOVE OF GOD IN OUR OWN LIVES. WE DON’T PRETEND TO BE PERFECT, BECAUSE WE’RE MOST ATTRACTIVE WHEN WE’RE AUTHENTIC TO WHO WE REALLY ARE. WE’RE HONEST AND WE’RE REAL.

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9

He’s a rich mine of common sense for those live well, a personal body guard to the candid and sincere. He keeps his eye on all who live honestly.
Proverbs 2:7

We each have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Romans 11:6

Honor

Honor

We show the love of God to people in the way we honor them. We choose to see the best in people, just as God sees the best in us. We choose to forgive people, just as we’ve been forgiven, and we look for opportunities to encourage those around us.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. Matthew 15:8-9

Community

Community

WE DON’T JUST ATTEND CHURCH ON SUNDAYS, WE’RE A FAMILY THAT DOES LIFE TOGETHER. WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER, AND TO SERVE EACH OTHER. WE’RE A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE THAT LOOKS FOR LONELY PEOPLE AND WELCOMES THEM HOME. WE CELEBRATE EACH OTHER’S VICTORIES AND COME ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER IN OUR STRUGGLES.

They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal and the prayers.
Acts 2:42 

Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:22-25 

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:35

Excellence

Excellence

WE ALWAYS GIVE OUR BEST, BECAUSE WHEN GOD CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE, HE GAVE US HIS BEST. EXCELLENCE IS IN OUR SPIRIT. WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE PEOPLE ENCOUNTER THE LOVE OF GOD AND DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE. WHATEVER WE COMMIT TO, WE DO IT WITH EXCELLENCE.

Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
Daniel 6:3

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

Since you are eager for gifts of the spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:12

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

LEADERSHIP ISN’T A TITLE, IT’S A POSTURE OF SERVING OTHERS. WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO SERVE PEOPLE AND EMPOWER THEM TO BE ALL THAT GOD HAS CALLED THEM TO BE. TRUE LEADERS DON’T LOOK FOR MORE FOLLOWERS, BUT RATHER LOOK TO DEVELOP AND BUILD UP OTHER LEADERS. WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE, JUST AS JESUS DID FOR US.

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Mark 10:45

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges he took the humble position of a slave...Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names.
Philippians 2:5-7,9

 

Compassion

Compassion

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE LIFE OF JESUS, WE SEE HOW HIS COMPASSION MOVED HIM TO ACTION. WE’RE A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE THAT ACCEPTS OTHERS WHEREVER THEY ARE, AND LOOKS FOR WAYS TO SERVE PEOPLE’S PRACTICAL & SPIRITUAL NEEDS. WE HAVE COMPASSION ON PEOPLE, FORGIVE QUICKLY, AND SHOW OTHERS GRACE, JUST AS GOD HAS DONE FOR US.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:14

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

    Our Beliefs

  • Jesus
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Salvation
  • Eternity
  • The Bible

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities revealed to us as: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27 and 3:22
Psalm 90:2
Matthew 28:19
1 Peter 1:2
2 Corinthians 13:14
1 John 5:7

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God. We believe that God has a destiny for each believer and that His purpose for us involves the establishing of His Kingdom in our lives.

Genesis 1:27
Psalm 8:3-6
Isaiah 53:6a
Romans 3:23
Isaiah 59:1-2
John 15:16
Ephesians 2:10

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory, and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Isaiah 9:6
John 1:1-4, 14
John 14:10-30
Hebrews 4:14-15
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
Matthew 24:30
Revelation 1:7
Romans 1:3-4
Acts 1:9-11
Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every believer subsequent to conversion. We believe in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit through the believers by the manifestation of His gifts.

2 Corinthians 3:17
John 16:7-13
John 14:16-17, 26
John 15:26
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:7-11, 28
Ephesians 1:13, 5:18, 4:7-16
Galatians 5:22-25
Luke 24:49
Acts 2:4
Romans 12:6-8

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by confession of faith in His life, death, and resurrection.

Romans 6:23
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 14:6, 1:12
Titus 3:5
Galatians 3:26
Romans 5:1
Romans 10:9-10

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16
1 John 2:25, 5:11-13
Acts 24:15
Romans 6:23
Revelation 20:15
Matthew 18:8
Matthew 25:44-46
Daniel 12:2

The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error, relevant to contemporary society, and carries power to impart faith in life.

2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:20-21
Psalm 119:105, 160
Psalm 19:7-11
Proverbs 30:5
Hebrews 4:12
Romans 10:17