Chinese Christians at the University of Oklahoma got together and they
started the Norman Chinese Bible Study Class (NCBSC) on one Friday evening. The group met together for fellowship,
Bible study and to care for one another.
The group used the facilities
at First Presbyterian Church in Norman at first, but as they began to
reach out to the Chinese community in Norman most new believers were
baptized at the First Baptist Church in Norman.
In the early 1980s, the NCBSC
group began to look for a church to identify with. One brother
bought a house at 402 Farmers Street with the intention of starting
a family church. It was called "The Brother's House" because
only Christian brothers were allowed to live there.
The first Chinese Sunday worship service was held, with help from seminary students
and Dallas Chinese Bible Church. Simple lunches were provided, especially
for students that lived in the dorms. This marked the beginning of the
1984年秋, 白保羅牧師（Moore第一浸信會牧師）、Boyed Rayburn牧師（浸聯會教會植堂事工負責人）和宋織詩姊妹（已退休的香港宣教士）有負擔成立一間華人宣教會。他們邀請諾曼中文查經班來分享他們的異像；大家的心都因此被挑旺起來了！
In Fall 1984, Rev. Paul Box
(Pastor at First Baptist, Moore), Rev. Boyd Rayburn (Church Planter, Union Association) and Sister Jaxie Short (Retired Missionary to Hong
Kong) were led to start a Chinese Mission. The Norman Chinese Bible
Study Class was invited the share the vision - and we caught on fire!
On January 20, 1985 the Calvary Chinese Baptist Mission was established with
about 20 members. Rev. Sam Luk was called to be the first pastor (1985-1991).
In 1990-91 the Calvary Chinese Baptist
Mission established a constitution and by-laws as a mission of FBC Moore
that somewhat followed SBC local church traditions with open meetings,
votes, committee recommendations, and pastoral guidance.
Sister Annie Tan served as the interim
pastor/coordinator during 1991-1995. Preaching duties were rotated among
Annie, John Hu, Eddie Upshaw, and K.S. Wong who was eventually
called by God to the pastorate.
In November 1994, the church was officially renamed to Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist
Church (SOCBC) with a revised set of governance documents (incorporation
papers, constitution, bylaws, operational procedures, and explanations).
On September 3, 1995, God called
Brother K.S. Wong, who had been a member of the group since its early
days, to shepherd His sheep.
In December 1995, the church
voted to move to Norman. The facility of First Free Will Baptist Church
at 625 E Frank Street in Norman which seats 400+ was purchased for $188,000
and it was completely paid for within 6 months of moving in.
After serving as the pastor
of SOCBC for 8 years, Pastor Wong and his family
left to serve overseas.
The church called Brother Oleg Nyu to
serve as Staff Minister with emphasis on work with Children and Youth,
beginning on January 18, 2006.
After 5 years of prayerful
searching for a new pastor, God provided the person He chose to become
pastor of the Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist Church. Pastor James
Foo was called by the church and took up his pastoral responsibilities
on April 1, 2009.