This blessed and beloved church was founded in the summer of 1870 by Charles Weems, Joe Person, and Jim Simpson. There were only 12 members at the time it was organized ; that was the founders and their immediate families.

The first pastor to serve was Robert Casey. The church was initially located near Oakland, a community west of Florence, Alabama. From there Oak Grove moved to a location still near the Oakland Community called Jones Place. The third move was to its present location here on Waterloo Road.

Oak Grove has had a total of 45 pastors including our current pastor, Rev. Raymond B. Swafford. Serving presently as Presiding Elder is Rev. Dwight E. Dillard, with The Right Rev. Harry Lee Seawright as the Presiding Bishop. Oak Grove currently has 110 members.