Tuscaloosa Pastor of the Week: Pastor Britton Latham
Praise 93.3. & 790 WTSK salutes our Tuscaloosa Pastor of the Week Pastor Britton Latham of Church at the Oaks. Pastor Latham along with his wife Jessica have planted a successful and thriving church in Tuscaloosa after spending time away from the city. Latham and his wife Jessica are classmates of mine from Central High School in 2003.
In April 2019, Britton Latham, a student pastor in Huntsville, Alabama sat down for a cup of coffee with Allen Tate, a pastor he had never met. That day God began a work that would bring together a group of people to start a new church with a heart for those far from God in Tuscaloosa.
Allen is the leader of The Well Network, a church planting network aiming to plant 16 churches in college cities by 2026. That day Allen asked Britton to pray about planting the third church in the network. As Britton and his wife Jessica prayed, God surprised them with a burden and a passion for a city close to their hearts, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Britton and Jessica are natives of Tuscaloosa but never imagined that God would send them back. But as they researched college cities across the south, he made it clear that like the man in Mark 5, God was calling them to go home.
The Lord quickly began to bring people together to start the Church at the Oaks. A Launch Team began to meet in January to pray and prepare for a public launch in the Fall of 2020. When the pandemic hit, Oaks continued to press ahead by starting community groups and discipleship groups, while delaying weekly services. Finally, Church at the Oaks was able to officially open in January of 2021.
The church gathers together for weekly Sunday service at 10:30 am at the Bryant Conference Center on the campus of the University of Alabama.