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 meeting was in a Beverly Hills home with a group of 10 people, and has now grown into a life-giving community of over 3500 people!
Philip has an engaging teaching style, that mixes humor, inspiration and personal stories that challenge people from all walks of life in their personal faith and reaching the dreams God has for their life. He is the author Unlock Your Dream, the latest of his three books.
He is passionate about impacting the impoverished in Los Angeles and around the world. He is the founder and current CEO of Generosity.org. In 2007 he started Generosity Water, a humanitarian effort, that over a seven-year period of leadership with his son Jordan, became Generosity.org. It has now funded over 780 water wells in 20 developing countries, serving more than 450,000 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 in Los Angeles.
Philip & Holly have been married since 1985 and have two adult children Jordan and Paris and live in Los Angeles with their dogs Kiya and Mia!
- Our Values
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.
Freely you have received; freely give.
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
Authentic faith and authentic friendships are built from integrity. Faith that has integrity is personal and integrates our beliefs with our lifestyle. Relationships are built on trust and integrity is a key factor in that trust. If we live with integrity, nothing else matters, if we don’t live with integrity nothing else matters.
The way of the Lord is a stronghold to those with integrity, Proverbs 10:29 NLT
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. Proverbs 2.7 NLT
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.
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
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.
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Since you are eager for gifts of the spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:12
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.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.