About Oasis Church

Oasis Christian Fellowship – A Place of Spiritual Refreshing

Water of Life … Agua de Vida    

We are an international church in Lagos, Algarve – located in the south of Portugal.
Our meetings will be in English with the potential of Portuguese Portuguese translation when necessary.

Join us on Sundays for our weekly services at 10:30, or visit us throughout the week at Connexão, our community hub right next door.

Vision

We are a prophetic and mystical church that aims to open up the depths of God’s life and mysteries: written and living.
While our foundation is completely laid in the soil of Christ’s grace and the eternal truths laid upon in God’s word, we realise that today is a new day where God’s wisdom is flowing down like water pouring upon humanity.

We collaborate with the outpour of His Spirit by modelling our church in a way that is accessible and open for you to encounter His Spirit in a real and tangible way.

It is our heart-felt conviction that a relationship with God is nothing less than profound, experiential, living and transformative.
This is what we hope you will find here.

While honouring the foundation left behind us by the people of God, we take the baton and run forward into today’s calling: the whole earth being filled with His glory.
More than a building within four walls… we are a Kingdom-minded group of transformative agents!

Foundation and History


Oasis is an apostolic and prophetic ministry that has its activity in our main building in Lagos, but
also hosts Christian conferences here in the Algarve, located in the South of Portugal.
Our heart is to see the Body of Christ functioning as one in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Algarve to be one of the spiritual gateways into Europe, and that the Spirit of the Lord is about to bring the fire of reformation through this gateway to Europe.

We are an Ordained ministry team through Christian International Europe, and we have other Apostles, Prophets and Pastors who act as spiritual watchmen over our ministry and fellowship.

Oasis has a heart for Kingdom Building. We believe in a new generation of Kingdom people working together with the Heart and Mind of the Father to accomplish His will here on earth as it is in Heaven.

Revelation 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

We train and equip the saints in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and believe in body ministry where the members of the fellowship are encouraged to minister to one another in the love of the Father, the blessings of Jesus; and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11
AND HE HIMSELF GAVE SOME TO BE APOSTLES, SOME PROPHETS, SOME EVANGELISTS, AND SOME PASTORS AND TEACHERS, FOR THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF MINISTRY, FOR THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST,

We Believe

We believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and we believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God.  

We believe the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today, but above all the Gifts, we believe in Love being the greatest gift. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Generational Fellowship

We are non-denominational.

We believe in a Generational Biblical Foundation. We believe every born again believer is unique and important to the Body of Christ.

We endeavour to support and release every person into their God-given gift to build and edify the Kingdom of God.

Ordinary People 

Oasis is formed by ordinary people doing extraordinary exploits.
From many different nations, we come together to fellowship and worship the Lord Jesus in many different ways, styles, and tongues including English, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian, South African, Belgian, African, Irish, Scottish, German, and others!

ALL WELCOME 

Why Fellowship and not Church?

We see the Church as the greater body of Christ, as being the whole body of Christ joined together by the Power of the Holy Spirit and in the Love of the Father.
The original word for “church” penned down by the Biblical writers is “Ekklesia”, meaning an assembly of called-out believers that are called to govern and legislate the new creation into being through the Dunamis and Basilion power of the Kingdom of God. 

Our Fellowship is connected to, and drinks from the well of the worldwide Ekklesia, the one body of Christ.

If you live in the Algarve, or are just visiting, you are most welcome to join us even if only for the day.

Blessings from pastors Michael & Yoka,
and all at Oasis Christian Fellowship Lagos Algarve, Portugal.

Founding Leaders and Foundation Story

Michael and Johanna were both raised in Christian households and were born again in an Elim Pentecostal Church in Minehead, Somerset.
From there they were trained, equipped and sent out to minister the gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ.

They were called by the Spirit of God to a specific English speaking church in the Algarve in 1998 whilst visiting Andrew Wommack at the Charis Bible School Conference in the UK. They moved in obedience to Lagos in the Algarve in July 2000.

Upon arrival at their new church in Lagoa, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Michael and released the gift of prophecy that spoke into the church leadership. We were accepted and fellowshipped there for three years.

From the spring of 2004 until the spring of 2006 we helped establish a new church in Tavira, Algarve founded by Mark & Deni Stone.
Then called Tavira
Christian Fellowship, we worked with fellow Prophet and Pastor Randy Brown from the U.S.A.

We then passed the leadership on to what is now called Tavira Christian Centre.

In 2004, we were instructed by a prophetic word to form Algarve Fire Ministries here in Lagos which hosted small Prophetic conferences (usually quarterly 3 day events).

These conferences trained and equipped believers in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and they have been very successful with people and other ministers coming from far and wide to give and receive ministry in the Power of the Holy Spirit.

We hosted a 3 day breakthrough Prophetic conference in the Old Fire Station inside the city walls of Lagos in June 2005. It was a full house, and many were delivered and set free in Jesus’ name.

We also hosted other Prophetic events including the “Gateway to Europe” conference with guest Speaker Dr. Sharon Stone from C.I. Europe. 

In October 2008, we hosted another 3 day prophetic event where the house was full with saints from many nations and no-one wanted to go home.
It
took until the 5th day to persuade some of the local people it was time to go home by saying we would meet on the following Tuesday!

From that point, we started weekly meetings.
We have wanted to stop a few times, but we were told: “You can’t stop, where can we get a drink?

This is our OASIS!!!

We had been told many times over the years by various Prophets and Pastors that we were called to start a church, but we did not want to move out of God’s timing and had waited until we received a sure confirmation.

Finally, in October 2010 the word of the Lord came to us. It came in such a way, with signs and wonders, that we had to acknowledge the calling on our lives, and therefore we were obedient.
With the help of others, Oasis Christian Fellowship was birthed on its due date in 2011.