Perhaps you’re only curious about “that Church on the Corner” but no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are always welcome here. You will find us warm, conversational, and interested in sharing what we have with you. We are energized by children, youth, and adults and we are inspired by music, meditations, big screen videos, and Scripture-based messages. We’re thrilled that you’ve come to visit our website and we hope that you’ll visit us in person, if you haven’t already.
Our Minister: Rev. Jack DePond brings thought provoking messages at 10am each Sunday. We’ve found that he has a great sense of humor and cares deeply for us. Once a month we invite guest speakers to fill our pulpit and we enjoy the different perspectives that they bring.
Our Youth Ministry: Joshua Glossop is our new youth director. He hosts an after school program in the Youth Center in the lower level of the church. It is a safe place for children from 3-5:30pm each weekday, with games, movies, computers, and snacks.
What We Believe: We Believe the good news of the gospel. We believe in hope and inspiration, and we believe in love of God and Neighbor. We seek to know God, and our journey leads us to explore, question, and discover our faith in him.
We are Open And Affirming: Anyone arriving here experiences a warmth reflected by our people. They see people who like each other, perhaps even love each other. We welcome and affirm that women and men of all ages, races, ethnicity, and worldy conditions are made one in Christ by the power of the Spirit.
How we Function: This Presbyterian congregation is fabulous and functioning. We have people who take their board and committee assignments very seriously. We have individuals who are doing their own ministry perhaps even unknown to others. But we are involved in the mission of the church. Each church of Presbyterian (USA) is governed by the ruling and teaching elders called presbyters. That’s how we got our name!
Our History: Centerville First Presbyterian was the first church to begin meeting in the new City of Centerville about 165 years ago. Worshipers gathered for Sunday school in just the second building built in the town. A few years later in 1851, the church was chartered with twelve members and the first building was completed one block south of the Centerville square. This first building was replaced by two other structures until our current church building was built in 1893! Our building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a marvelous example of Queen Anne architecture-the only one in the area.