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 in 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 are secure in who God made us to be at this time in history. We show authentic love to people because we have genuinely encountered the love of God in our own life. We are most attractive when we are authentic to who we really are.

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

Excellence

Excellence

 

We always give our best. Excellence is our mindset and our approach. When we commit to something, we give it the best of our ability. God created us in his image, and gave us His power to overcome darkness. When we live our life with purpose and intention, we are showing honor to the One who created us.

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

I pray that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Compassion

Compassion

 

When we look at the life of Jesus, we see how much he loved and had compassion for all people. We are a community of people that accepts others wherever they are, and looks for ways to serve people’s practical 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 married 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