Area church directory

 

Churches in the village of Bluffton

Alliance

Cable Road Alliance
2264 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45807
419-331-5500
www.cableroadalliance.com
office@cableroadalliance.com

Average attendance:   250
Senior Pastor:   Tim Lewis 
Worship coordination:   Sheena Clevenger
Children’s director: Trisha Sierra
Youth director: Zach Zarcz
Missions director: Sara Nishimoto
Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Christian education: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Men’s ministry:   Brian Clum; 8:30 a.m. second Saturday
Women’s ministry:  Bridget Erdman
Other meeting times: Prayer meetings 7-8 p.m. Wednesday
                                  Life groups meet at various times throughout the week
Opportunities to serve: Worship team, media, prayer team, ministry, men/women/youth ministry, missions, Life groups, outreach
Worship style: Blended, informal, Bible based
Transportation: Check with Bluffton families

Assembly of God

First Assembly of God   
1660 Findlay Rd.
Lima. OH 45801
419-229-5601 or  419-229-5633
www.limafirst.com
info@limafirst.com

Average attendance:   800
Pastor:   Rev. J. Randy Davis
Associate pastor:   Keith Wilson
Youth pastor:  Jonathan Taylor
Worship time:   6:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Young adults:  6 p.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:  7 p.m. Wednesday, family night
Opportunities to serve:   Youth ministry, music ministry and outreach evangelism
Worship style:   Informal, Spirit-filled and Spirit-directed
Transportation:   Can be worked out



Tri-county Family Assembly of God

835 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-1382
tricountyfamilyaog@earthlink.net
                                                                    

Average attendance:   60-70                    
Pastor:   Rev. Terry D. Hunt
Counselor and Christan education minister: Lori A. Hunt M.A.C.; P.S.C.; C.C.I.T.
Worship:   10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays
Christian education:   9 a.m. Sundays
Fusion:   6:30 p.m. Sunday, students grades 7-12
Family ministries:   7 p.m. Wednesdays
Opportunities to serve:   Christian education, music, children's ministries, worship team
Worship style:   Contemporary
Transportation:   Yes, call 419-358-1382

Baptist

Bluffton Baptist
345 County Line Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-0170
www.blufftonbaptist.com

Average attendance:   65
Pastor:   Steve Pilarsh
Worship:   10:45 a.m. Sundays
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sundays
Other meeting times:   6 p.m. Sunday for discipleship training; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, prayer meeting
Worship style:   Blended and informal

Lima Baptist Temple
982 Brower Rd.
Lima, OH 45801
419-229-1561
www.limabaptisttemple.org

Average attendance:  500-600
Pastor:  Al Elmore
Youth Pastor:  Michael Green
Worship:  11 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:  10 a.m. Sunday, Ci-Fi (small college group)
Opportunities to serve:  Choir, visitations, AWANA, VBS-Vacation Bible School, orchestra and more
Worship Style:  Blended
Transportation:  Contact Jason Szuch at 419-204-7664

Philippian Missionary Baptist 
190 E. 8th St.
Lima, OH 45804
419-229-1441
www.philippianlima.org

Pastor: LaMont Monford, Sr.
Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday Empowering; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday Empowering
Worship style: Blended and traditional

PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
125 S. McDonel St.
Lima, OH 45807
567-712-2608

Pastor: A.L. Butler
Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times: 11:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bible Study

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
420 W. Spring St.
Lima, OH 45801
419-225-7778

Pastor: Dr. Dennis M. Ward
Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday 3:30 p.m. Sunday 
Worship style: Blended and traditional

ST. JAMES MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
800 E. Franklin St.
Lima, OH 45804
419-604-9652

Pastor: Levi Collins
Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday

Catholic

St. Mary's Catholic
160 N. Spring St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-8631
johnmack57@hotmail.com

Average attendance:   500
Pastoral leader:   Father John McLoughlin
Worship:   4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday
Other times:   7 p.m.  other holy days
Christian education:   Grades K-6, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Junior high and high school youth, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Sunday
Opportunities to serve:   Eucharistic minister, lector, organist, choir, youth ministry, catechist or assist with religious education program
RCIA classes:  Thursday, 7 p.m.
Worship style:   Liturgical
Host families:   Yes
Transportation:   Within walking distance

Church of the Brethren

County Line Church of the Brethren
4227 N. Hardin Rd.
Harrod, OH 45850
419-649-5364                     

Average attendance:   200
Pastor:   Thomas Dearth
Associate/Youth pastor:  Chris Ewing
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:  7 p.m. Sunday, men's Bible study; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bible study
Ministry to students:   Various Sunday school classes
Opportunities to serve:   Music, teaching, working with young people
Worship style:   Bible based teaching and preaching; charismatic
Transportation:   Check with Bluffton families, contact the pastor at the church or e-mail, clcob_5364@watchtv.net

Elm Street Church of the Brethren
619 E. Elm St. 
Lima, OH 45804
419-227-8910
https://www.cob-net.org/index.php 

Average attendance:   44
Interim Pastor:  Doug Price  
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:  7 p.m. Thursday, adult Bible study and youth group
Ministry to students:   Full participation in church life
Opportunities to serve:   Music, teaching, youth group leadership
Worship style:   Blended

Church of Christ

Bethel Church of Christ
4014 County Rd. 330
Ada, OH 45810  
419-326-8552
www.WeAreBethel.cc

Average attendance:   250
Senior pastor:  Randy Allen
Worship:   8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:45 a.m. Sunday
Ministry to students:   Sunday school, fellowship activities
Opportunities to serve:   Teach and assist youth activities and youth group
Worship style:   Informal
Transportation:   Call church office at 419-326-8552

Church of God

CrossRoads Church
775 S. Thayer Rd.
Lima, OH 45806
www.limacrossroads.org

Average attendance:    400
P
astor:   Brian Robertson
Worship leader:    Jason Hinkle
Pastor of family and student ministries:  Jake Kline
Worship:   9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Sunday school:    9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Life group:  7 p.m. Wednesday
Opportunities to serve:    Various opportunities in most areas of ministry
Worship style:    Contemporary

Church of the Nazarene

Lima Community Church
2945 N. Cole St.
Lima, OH 45801
419-223-9646
www.limacommunitychurch.com
info@limacc.com

Average attendance:   1700
Lead pastor: Doug Boquist 
Worship arts pastor: Jonathan Burkey
Worship times:  6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday 
Ministry to students:  ALPHA, Celebrate Recovery, D-Groups, young adult ministry
Opportunities to serve:  All kinds! Call for what is available
Worship style:  Contemporary

Independent 

Community Bible Church
Meeting at The Centre of Bluffton, 601 N. Main St Bluffton, OH 45817
Blufftoncommunity@gmail.com<mailto:Blufftoncommunity@gmail.com>
Blufftoncommunity.org
Pastor: Marvin Gassman
Worship time: Sunday Morning 9:30
Bible Classes: Sunday 11 AM
Sunday Night: 6PM
Wednesday night prayer meeting: 7 PM (held in a different location. Please email for address
Worship Stlye: Traditional

Lutheran

English Evangelical Lutheran
111 Grove St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-2591
elchurch@wcoil.com

Average attendance:    70-80
Pastor:    Kevin Mohr
Worship:    9 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:    10:15 a.m. Sunday
Ministry to students:    College-aged, young adult Sunday school class
Opportunities to serve:    Choir, teach Sunday school, youth group, praise team, Bluffton Community Assistance Program
Worship style:    Blended contemporary and traditional
Transportation:    Within walking distance

Mennonite

Ebenezer Mennonite
8905 Columbus Grove Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-8588
www.ebenezermennonite.org

jim.king@ebenezermennonite.org

Average attendance:   400-500
Senior pastor:  Jim King
Associate pastor:
  Richard Potter
Youth pastor:   David Glick
Children and family ministries:  Kerry Wright
Worship:   10:15 a.m. Sundays
Christian education:   9 a.m. Sundays
Family night:  7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bible studies
Ministry to students:   College and career Sunday school class, various small groups
Opportunities to serve:   Sunday school teachers, youth or children's club leaders, children's club leaders; choirs; special music, small groups
Worship style:   Contemporary with an emphasis to be participatory
Transportation:   Call for arrangements

First Mennonite
101 S. Jackson St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-5766
www.fmcbluffton.org
fmc@bluffton.edu

Average attendance:   275
Pastor of formation:  Wanda Stopher
Pastor of connections:  Theda Good
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:15 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:  6 p.m. Wednesday, adult bell choir; 7 p.m. Wednesday, chancel choir 
Ministry to students:   Potlucks, staff available for pastoral care, Sunday school options
Opportunities to serve:  Worship leader, children’s story time, scripture reading, pianist/organist, chancel choir, bell choir, Sunday school teacher, youth group, nursery
Worship Style:   Traditional
Host families:   Yes
Transportation:  Yes, also within walking distance

Grace Mennonite
502 E. Main St.
Pandora, OH 45877
419-384-3038
www.gracepandora.org
gmc@bluffton.edu

Average attendance:   120
Pastors:  Matthew Yoder
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Ministry to students:   Potlucks, staff available for pastoral care
Opportunities to serve:   Gleaning, youth and children's ministries, adult choir, worship leading, Scripture reading, Sunday school
Worship style:   Blend of traditional/contemporary, creative use of drama
Host families:   Yes
Transportation:   Yes

Lima Mennonite
1318 N. Main St.
Lima, OH 45801
419-222-2120                        
limamc@embarqmail.com

Average attendance:    60
Pastor:   Emily Hedrick
Worship:    10:30 a.m. Sunday
Spanish  service:   4 p.m. Sunday
Christian education:    9:30 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:    Neighborhood outreach, teaching, worship participation (planning, singing, leading), piano playing and much more
Worship style:    Informal
Transportation:    Yes! Call for arrangements

Salem Mennonite
4275 W. State Rd.
Elida, OH 45807
419-339-1505
www.salemmennonite.com
pastor@salemmennonite.com

Average attendance:   50
Pastor:   Paula Snyder Belousek
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities for participation: Music ministry, children's Sunday school,  monthly community meal, small groups, monthly men's breakfast
Worship style:   Traditional/blended
Transportation:   Call Pastor Paula

St. John Mennonite
15988 Road 4
Pandora, OH 45877
419-384-3680
www.stjohnmennonite.org
office@stjohnmennonite.org

Average attendance:    450
Pastors:    Paul Perkins, Jason Yost
Worship:    8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:    9:45 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:    7 p.m. Wednesday
Ministry to students:    College and single adult class
Opportunities to serve:    Ensembles, children, youth, worship team
Worship style:    Traditional and contemporary
Host families:    Yes
Transportation:   Call for arrangements

Missionary

Pandora Missionary
300 Rocket Ridge
P.O. Box 173
Pandora, OH 45877
419-384-3154
Pastor Mike Brown cell: 567-301-9038
pandoramissionarychurch.org

Average attendance:   130
 P
astor:   In transition
Children's church:   Laura Huffman
Worship:   10:45 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:   Special music, children/youth ministry, check website for other opportunities
Worship style:   Informal, contemporary
Host families:   Yes
Transportation:   Church van will pick up, call for arrangements; church is approx. 7 miles from Bluffton.

Non-denominational

CORNERSTONE HARVEST CHURCH
2000 N. Cole St.
Lima, OH 45801
419-228-3007
www.cornerstone.church/lima

Pastor: David Roberts
Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday 7 p.m. Wednesday
Worship style: Informal, contemporary

Journey Church 
225 W. Bigelow Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-6662
www.ourjourneycommunity.org
info@ourjourneycommunity.org

Average attendance:   133
Pastor:   Trevor Wright
Worship:   9 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. postmodern Sunday
Christian education: 10:15 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times:   Periodic classes, spiritual disciplines retreat, service opportunities
Ministry to students:   Congregational life is geared toward young adults
Opportunities to serve:   Worship team, hospitality ministries, soon to offer classes in creative arts to disadvantaged children in the community, future ministry with pregnant teens
Worship style:   Relaxed, informal, come as you are , full band, multi-media
Transportation:   Carpool with other students (contact campus pastor)

Kalida Family Outreach Center                  
404 W. Northland Dr.
Kalida, OH 45853 (just north of Kalida off highway 115)
419-532-2525
www.kfoc.org
office@kfoc.org

Average attendance:   120
Pastor:   Jim Swihart
Christian education:  Dawn Swihart
Worship:  9:30 a.m. Sunday
Office Hours:
  By appointment
Opportunities to serve:   Various opportunities in most areas of ministry
Worship style:   Contemporary (we do operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit - prophecy, tongues, etc.)

Presbyterian

Bluffton Presbyterian
112 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-5806
www.blufftonpc.org  
pastor@blufftonpc.org
Facebook page

Average attendance:   60
Pastor:  Karol Farris
Worship:   10:15 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:  Ignite (intergenerational service and fellowship), choir, special music, liturgist, youth group, praise team, audio-visual technician, usher
Other meeting times: Choir rehearsal 6:30 Wednesday; youth groups, adult small groups (contact for more information)
Ministry to students: Church leaders available for pastoral care; open to student involvement in all areas of church life

Worship style:   Presbyterian (Reformed) order of worship that incorporates a blend of musical styles; communion celebrated the first Sunday each month
Transportation:   Within walking distance

Market Street Presbyterian Church
1100 W. Market St.
Lima, OH 45805
419-229-9040
Fax: 419-229-2617
www.mspcLima.org

Facebook page

Average attendance:    65
Pastor:   In transition
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:    Music ministry, children and youth, missions
Worship style:    Traditional
Dress:  Casual

United Church of Christ

Emmanual United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 132                                                                       
8375 Phillips Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-1561
www.emmanueluccbluffton.com

Average attendance:   70-100
Pastor:   Jeremy Mann
Worship:   10 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:   Teaching Faith Formation
Worship style:   Casual
Transportation:   Contact church ahead of time

St. John's United Church of Christ  
223 W. College Ave.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-5641
www.blufftonstjohns.com
stjohnucc@embarqmail.com

Average attendance:   55
Pastor: 
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Office hours:  9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday
Ministry to students:   Young adult Sunday school class (contemporary topics)
Opportunities to serve:   Special music, visitations, youth and children's ministry, prayer ministry, food pantry
Worship style:   Blended
Transportation:   Within walking distance, call for arrangements if needed

United Methodist

First United Methodist
116 Church St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-8921
http://blufftonfumc.org/
blufftonfirst@gmail.com

Average attendance:  75
Pastor:  
T imothy Wilmetti
Worship:  
10:30 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times: 
7 p.m. Monday, handbell choir rehearsal; 9:15 a.m. Sunday , praise rehearsal  
Ministry to students:
Brewed Awakening (college-aged discipleship group) meets on Bluffton University campus
Opportunities to serve:  
Praise band, bell choir,  variety of outreach projects
Worship style:  
C asual with a blend of traditional and contemporary music
Transportation:  
Within walking distance

Mt. Cory United Methodist
(sister church to Pleasant View)
300 N. Main St.
Mt. Cory, OH 45868
419-859-3779

Average attendance:   35
Pastor:   Jerry Lewis
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Worship style: Blended

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
800 S Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-4236
http://stmarksfindlay.orgyoutube.com/stmarksfindlay
dmetzger@stmarksfindlay.org

Average attendance:  250
Pastor:  
 Dan Metzger
Worship:
  9 a.m Traditional10:30 a.m. Contemporary Sunday
Opportunities to serve:   Praise band, choir, mission projects
Worship style:   
Traditional worship in the Sanctuary, Contemporary worship in the DOCK (same address)
Transportation:   
Can be arranged

Pandora United Methodist
108 Washington St.
P.O. Box 151
Pandora, OH 45877
419-384-3905 
www.pandoraumc.com                      

office@pandoraumc.com

Average attendance:
   100
Pastor:   Rev. Duane Kemerely
Worship:   9:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   8:30 a.m. Sunday
Ministry to students:   Young Adult opportunities in worship and missions
Opportunities to serve:   Special music, choir, youth and children's ministry, hands-on mission projects
Worship style:   Blended traditional, variety of music
Transportation:
Call if needed

Pleasant View United Methodist  
300 CR 37
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-859-3779
coryview@wcnet.org

Average attendance:   35
Pastor:   Jerry Lewis
Worship:    9:00 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:    10:30 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve:    Special music
Worship style:    Blended
Transportation:    Call if needed

Rockport United Methodist
5505 Rockport Road
Columbus Grove, OH 45830
419-641-3401 or 419-233-5255
http://rockportumc.weebly.com
carioandrockport.umc@gmail.com

Average attendance:  40
Pastor:  
Worship:  9 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:  10:30 a.m. Sunday
Ministry to students:  9 p.m. Sunday, Connections College group (announced in bulletin)
Opportunities to serve:  Special music, teaching, missions, serving at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Worship style:  Blended
Transportation:  Call or text 419-233-5255 (Krysti)

Trinity United Methodist
2022 SR 103
Bluffton, OH 45817
419-358-2001

Average attendance:   90
Pastor:   Wade Melton
Worship:   10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:   9 a.m. Sunday
Bible study:   7 p.m. Wednesday
Ministry to students:   College group
Opportunities to serve:   Christian education, music, children's ministries, worship team
Worship style:   Mostly contemporary
Transportation:   Available by emailing wademelton@gmail.com or calling/texting 567-674-5711

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