Oak Hills, Ohio, is a place where churches are born and die.
But for the last two decades, it has been home to a single, unique church.
The Oak Hills Community Church was born when a young pastor named Jerry Johnson decided to bring a group of people together to worship together.
A few months later, the church’s first worship service took place.
Johnson was baptized in the new church in 1996 and in 2000 the Oak Hills community was incorporated into the city of Oak Hills.
Today, the Oak Hill Community Church is a vibrant church that holds weekly services, serves meals to the needy and provides food to those in need.
But in the last year, the business of running the church has been put in jeopardy.
The business of selling the church to a private company, the First National Bank of Oak Hill, has been under review by the Ohio Department of Banking and Insurance, which recently gave its blessing to the loan application and approved the purchase.
Johnson says that while the loan agreement was approved, he didn’t know at the time that the bank was going to seek to take over the church.
He says the bank has not contacted him about the sale.
In an interview with Fortune, Johnson said he has a lot of faith in the church and in the faith of its members, but he does not want to see the church taken over by a private bank.
“I feel the church should be the place where people come together and pray together, to share food and to pray together.
I don’t want to be the bank that takes away our church.
I want to have the church that we love.
If the church is taken away from us, then that is going to affect the whole church,” Johnson said.
In a statement to Fortune, First National confirmed that the approval process for the loan was approved and said it was a loan that would provide financial support to the Oak Springs church as well as to the city.
“This transaction is intended to ensure that the Oak Heights Community Church remains a vibrant and thriving community of worship,” the statement read.
“The transaction will also serve as an additional source of financial support for Oak Hills and its community of believers and residents.”
According to the bank’s loan agreement, the loan will be repaid in 30 years, with the money going toward debt payments on the church property.
The church will be in control of its property, which includes the property next door, the bank said.
First National did not immediately return requests for comment.
Johnson said the church does not plan to go under the hammer and he doesn’t think it’s going to be liquidated anytime soon.
“The church is the lifeblood of Oak Heights.
If they get the church, they are going to come back.
We’ve got to stay strong,” Johnson told Fortune.
“There’s nothing we can do about that.”
Johnson said he’s also planning to take the church down the road of building a new church.
“If you don’t have a community church, there’s no point,” he said.
Johnson, the pastor, said that he hopes to stay involved with the church but not to become its sole owner.
He said he hopes the church can continue to serve its neighbors and its congregation.
Johnson has not been able to pay back his loan, and he says he has received letters from banks and credit card companies saying they won’t give him money.
“I’m not going to give up on this church,” he told Fortune in a phone interview.
“We’re going to keep on going and keep on serving the community.
I’m going to have to make my own way.”