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Welcome from Pastor John:

We want to welcome you to our webpage here at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, OH. It is designed to help you understand what we are about as a church, what we offer our members, friends and visitors to aid them in their spiritual development, and what ministry we do to extend Christ’s mission in our community and world.

Our mission is all about Jesus Christ, and introducing others to Christ and His love so that they may experience his transforming power (John 20:31). We want you to know that there is a place for you at First Presbyterian. The church is not a building, but it is the people who are involved. We are called upon to reach out to all people (Matthew 28:19) with Christ’s love. The difference we can make is threefold. We are called upon by God to be a healing agent in the lives of people to help mend their brokenness. We are called upon to equip and to train people for service. We are called upon to mobilize people so that the church through its members can make a difference in people’s lives in the world (Mark 1:17).

The hymn, “Come Sing, Oh Church in Joy,” captures the bold past and bright future we have as a congregation. The words to the second stanza are:

“Long years have come and gone and still God reigns supreme, empowering us to catch the vision, dream the dream! In bold accord, come celebrate the journey and praise the Lord!”

Long years have come and gone, 189 years to be exact, but the dream still lives to reach men and women, boys and girls for Jesus Christ. You are invited to participate in this adventure with us. Join us on this journey!

Partners in faith,

John M. Person, D. MIN


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