In the late 2000s, the Elders of Parkwood Baptist Church began to identify the Lord's leadership to plant a church in Southeast Gaston County or York County, SC. There had been exponential membership growth of people living in those areas in the preceding years, and the church felt a calling to respond.
Many conversations followed and, in November 2015, Parkwood Baptist Church membership voted and affirmed the Elders' direction of planting a campus that would be called Parkwood Baptist Church - Lake Wylie campus. Soon after, Pastor Joey Denton answered the call to transition from Executive Pastor at Parkwood to Lead Pastor at the Lake Wylie campus.
A property was located on South New Hope Road in Belmont, which was owned by the Wesleyan District, who'd elected to close the church that summer. A lease agreement was established in Fall 2015 for $750/month. Renovations began immediately by people who had been led to help launch the Lake Wylie campus, as well as group of men from PBC called "Helping Hands."
Renovations were complete on August 5, 2016, and the Lake Wylie campus' first official gathering as a church body was on August 14, 2016, with 171 people in attendance. Parkwood Baptist approved the autonomy plan for Seven Oaks on February 12, 2017, and later that year, on October 1, 2017, an outdoor service was held as the church celebrated the first day as Seven Oaks Church.
On March 31, 2019, the Seven Oaks' membership voted to pay off the remaining balance of the 21-acre property.
On January 1, 2020, Adam Mehaffey joined the staff as the Pastor of Discipleship & Connections. Seven Oaks' Growth Groups continue to expand, and are the primary means of the church's discipleship efforts. Seven Oaks remains committed to its community, and actively partners with New Hope Elementary and Cramerton Middle Schools, first responders and Crisis Pregnancy Center, while continuing to expand its outreach to other counties.
Seven Oaks Church is a Southern Baptist Church in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the North Carolina Greater Gaston Baptist Association. It also affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.