Welcome to Oakdale

We are glad you stopped by!

We invite you to take a look around and learn more about us. Oakdale Evangelical Free Church is committed to loving God and loving people and making disciples of Jesus Christ in all generations.  

If you would like to know God more fully and seek to help make Him known to others, then you will find a good home at Oakdale. 

We would love to help you with any questions that you might have for us. Please feel free to contact us.

Pastor Jonathan Caldwell


Church Office



Jesus' Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Eli Birnbaum of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection in a presentation called "Christ in the Passover" at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 PM. Oakdale Evangelical Free Church is located at 1207 450th Street, Meriden, Iowa.

Eli Birnbaum will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.

Jews for Jesus has presented "Christ in the Passover" at over 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith. Moishe Rosen, who founded Jews for Jesus in 1973, has also co-written the book, Christ in the Passover, with his wife, Ceil. This seminal work includes a look at Passover in ancient times and how it is practiced today. It will be available after the presentation. Also available will be a DVD of the Christ in the Passover presentation with David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus, officiating.

Brickner, a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus, succeeded Rosen as Executive Director in 1996. Brickner has kept Jews for Jesus on the cutting edge as the ministry has expanded and established branches in eleven countries, including the United States, Brazil, Israel, Russia, France, and South Africa. "We exist to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide," Brickner states. "There are still a few that haven't heard of us!"

Eli Birnbaum will be happy to answer questions after the presentation. Call (712) 443-8385 for more information. There is no admission charge.

Cookbooks for sale

In July 2017 we celebrated our 125th anniversary.  Over the July 4 holiday weekend, we rejoiced in God's faithfulness to us.  We were delighted to have many guests in attendance including pastors and missionaries who have served us through the years.

In honor of our 125th anniversary, we created a cookbook with our favorite recipes submitted by many of our church family to celebrate the many meals we have enjoyed together.

If you would like to purchase a cookbook, you may email the church office at oakdale@oakdalechurch.com or call the office at 712-443-8385.  The price of each cookbook is $12.00.  We will be happy to mail cookbooks to you for the price of $17.00 a book, which includes the postage.

Oakdale Church Activities

Come and visit

We would love to have you join us for a visit!

Sunday Morning Schedule: 

9:00 - 10:00am

Sunday School for children and adults


Fellowship time with coffee and juice


Worship Service

Wednesday Evening Schedule: 


Meal prepared by the church


Disciple-making groups for adults, teens, and kids

Oakdale meets at the corner of L51 and C16

5 miles north of Meriden and 5 miles west of Larrabee.