Area church directory

Churches in the village of Bluffton


Cable Road Alliance
2264 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45807

Average attendance:   230
Associate Pastor:  Jason Snyder
Worship coordination:  Vince Herrera
Children’s director: Josie Christie
Youth director:  Jason Snyder
Missions director: Natasha Graham
Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Christian education: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Men’s ministry:   Geoff Bermosk; 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday bible study
Women’s ministry: Miriam Jueckstock, Cheryl Zimmerly
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/kids ministry, missions, nursery, 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

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

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


Bluffton Baptist

345 County Line Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817

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

Average attendance: 400-500
Pastor: Ben Anderson
Youth Pastor: Interim
Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:  10 a.m. Sunday
Opportunities to serve: Children’s Ministry,  AWANA, VBS-Vacation Bible School, Praise Team, Student Ministry, and more
Worship Style:  Blended

Philippian Missionary Baptist 
190 E. 8th St.
Lima, OH 45804

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

125 S. McDonel St.
Lima, OH 45807

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

420 W. Spring St.
Lima, OH 45801

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

800 E. Franklin St.
Lima, OH 45804

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


St. Mary's Catholic
160 N. Spring St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

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
4227 N. Hardin Rd.
Harrod, OH 45850

Average attendance: 200
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, women's, youth, and under 30 Bible Studies
Ministry to students: Various Sunday school classes and Sunday evening small group
Opportunities to serve: Music, teaching, sound and tech, greeting, working with young people
Worship style: Bible based teaching and preaching; charismatic
Transportation: Check with Bluffton families, contact the pastor at the church or  email,

Elm Street Church of the Brethren
619 E. Elm St. 
Lima, OH 45804

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  

Average attendance: 250
Senior pastor:  Randy Allen
Worship: 8:30 a.m. Traditional (Hymns) and 10:45 a.m. Contemporary 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

Average attendance:    400
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

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


Community Bible Church
Meeting at The Centre of Bluffton, 601 N. Main St
Bluffton, OH 45817

Pastor: Marvin Gassman
Worship time: Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m.
Bible Classes: Sunday 11 a.m.
Sunday Night: 6 p.m.
Wednesday night prayer meeting: 7 p.m. (held in a different location. Please email for address
Worship Stlye: Traditional


English Evangelical Lutheran
111 Grove St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

Average attendance: 50-60
Pastor: Inbetween
Synodically Authorized Minister: Robert (Rob) Glenn
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: Teach Sunday school, youth group, Bluffton Community Assistance Program
Worship style: Blended contemporary and traditional
Transportation: Within walking distance


Ebenezer Mennonite
8905 Columbus Grove Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817

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

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
P.O. Box 387
502 E. Main St.
Pandora, OH 45877

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

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

Average attendance: 40
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 Bible Church
15988 Road 4
Pandora, OH 45877

Average attendance: 250-300
Lead Pastor: Paul Perkins
Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Worship:  Jason Yost
Director of Youth Ministry: Paul Ginther
Director of Children & Family Ministries: Rachel Antrim 
Ministry Leaders: Mark & Julie Yoder, Dan & Gwen Sprague      

Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. 
Sunday AM Education: 9:15 a.m. 
Ministry to students: WhatNow? (College & Career)
Opportunities to serve: Worship Team, Tech Team, Children's & Youth Ministries, Food Bank Distributions, and more 
Worship style: Christ-centered, relevant, and musically diverse
Host families: Yes
Transportation:   Call for arrangements


Pandora Missionary
300 Rocket Ridge
P.O. Box 173
Pandora, OH 45877
Pastor Matt Steiner 419-204-3834

Average attendance: 130-200
astor: Matt Steiner
Office Administrator: Tara Cherry

Children's Ministry: Emily Ray
Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christian education:  Launch K-6th Grade 10:30 a.m. Sundays,  Brad Ray-Youth Pastor- SLAM every 2nd Sunday of the month as well as other youth events thru the month.
Opportunities to serve:  Worship, children/youth ministry, hospitality, Welcome Team and many others.
Worship style: Informal, contemporary


2000 N. Cole St.
Lima, OH 45801

Pastor: Pastors Jim & Janet Wend
Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday 
Worship style: Insformal, Spirit-filled, Spirit-directed, Contemporary
Other Meeting Times: Monthly Worship & Prayer Night 1st Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Monthly Young Adult Service 3rd Fridays at 7 p.m.
Young Adult Life Group 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Opportunities to Serve: Worship, Prayer, Kids, Youth, Multi-Media, Welcome Ministries, Community Outreach and more

Journey Church 
225 W. Bigelow Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

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)

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.)


Bluffton Presbyterian
112 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

Average attendance:   60
Pastor:  Rev. Matthew Zuehlke
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
Fax: 419-229-2617

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                        8375 Phillips Rd.
Bluffton, OH 45817

Average attendance: 40-60
Pastor: Jeremy Mann
Worship: 9 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

Average attendance: 36
Pastor: Reverend Jeremy Mann
Worship: Worship hours fluctuate due to sharing Pastor Jeremy with Emmanuel UCC.  May-August 10:30 a.m., September -December 9 a.m., January – April 10:30 a.m. 
Christian education: adult class meets prior or following the worship service, depending on above schedule
Office hours:  9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday
Opportunities to serve:   Special music, visitations, prayer ministry, food pantry
Office hours:  Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to noon; office hours vary on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Please contact the church office prior to arrival to make certain someone is in the office.
Worship style: Blended
Transportation: Within walking distance, call for arrangements if needed

United Methodist

Bluffton First Methodist
116 Church St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

Average attendance:  75
Robert Clinger
10:30 a.m. Sunday
Other meeting times: 
7 p.m. Monday, choir rehearsal; 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Lamp Lighters Discipleship Group
Opportunities to serve:  
Praise team and a variety of outreach projects
Worship style:
Casual with a blend of traditional and contemporary music
Within walking distance

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

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

Average attendance:  250
 Dan Metzger
  9 a.m Traditional11:15 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)
Can be arranged

Pandora United Methodist
108 Washington St.
P.O. Box 151
Pandora, OH 45877

Average attendance:
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
Call if needed

Pleasant View United Methodist  
300 CR 37
Bluffton, OH 45817

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

Average attendance:  40
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

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 or calling/texting 567-674-5711


St. Stephen's Orthodox Church
3560 Shawnee Rd., Lima, OH 45906
Lima, OH 45806

Pastoral leader: Father Joshua Coolman, Parish Priest
Worship: Great Vespers: Saturdays at 6:00 p.m., Resurrection Martines: Sundays at 8:10 a.m., Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Worship style: Liturgical
Transportation: Call for arrangments
Ministry to Students: Classes held as needed for inquirers and catechumens