Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian

We're: centered in Christ, being transformed by grace, sent into the world. Orchard Lake, MI
Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian

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5171 Commerce Rd
Orchard Lake, MI 48324-2203



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Who We Are

This historic congregation has served Christ on the shores of Orchard Lake since 1874. We have a great heritage - past, present, and future - as we seek to love Jesus Christ, love one another, and love the world God is redeeming through Christ. All are welcome to join us regardless of where you may be in your faith journey. We are all seeking to grow together in serving God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Ministries for children and youth, music ministries for children, youth, and adults, and a strong practice of mission locally and beyond are our particular strengths.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Adult Education, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Organ

Presbyterian (PCUSA)





Our Services

What are services like?
Our services at this time are traditional in style but vital and alive. We have strong music ministries including vocal and instrumental choirs. The preaching is biblically based and Christ centered. We believe worship prepares and equips us to be sent into the world to do the work of Christ in our daily lives at home, at school, at work, and in the community. During the summer months we enjoy an outdoor worship service on the shores of Orchard Lake.

What is the community like?
We are multigenerational in our makeup and are located in an area of suburban homes and housing developments. Our facility is located right on Orchard Lake and has served this area for over 100 years. Yet God is at work doing new things among us in these days.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome regardless of their previous denominational affiliation or where they may be in their faith journey. God is working in each of our lives whether we recognize it or not and we welcome all who would seek to open their hearts and lives to the presence of Jesus Christ.

Leadership View all

Paul Thwaite
Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Paul Thwaite has served as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff since December, 2009. A native of Bethlehem, Pa. he has served congregations in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Paul graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He is married to Jan and has two grown daughters.

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