First Evangelical and Reformed Church

Family friendly, caring and a great place to learn more about God everyday Lima, OH
First Evangelical and Reformed Church

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320 W Wayne St
Lima, OH 45801-4230

(419) 222-6700


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Who We Are

We are a congregation that is celebrating our 150th Anniversary in 2013. Started as a German Reformed Church, the congregation now is a mix of culture and backgrounds. We have a blended worship style using praise and worship mixed with Hymns. We have a Jr. Church for children during our main worship service for those that desire to participate in that area. Children are always welcome to remain with the congregation in the sanctuary as we learn and grow in Christ through, music and ministry of the Word.

About Us

Down to Earth, Conservative, Multigenerational

Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Nursery, Adult Education

Praise and Worship, Traditional Hymns

Congregational (CCCC)





Rev. Ed Rinehart

Rev. Ed Rinehart

In September 2005, Pastor Ed was received into our Church as our lead pastor. Pastor Ed is a graduate of Bowling Green S.U. with a major in Public Speaking and Personnel Relations. He then graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. Beginning his pastoral ministry in July of 1995, Pastor Ed served in United Methodist Churches until June of 2002. In August of 2002 Pastor Ed began teaching at Mansfield Christian School in Mansfield, Ohio. He taught Jr. High Bible and other courses during the next three years. Pastor Ed now serves as part of the CCCC's Church Development Team, aiding churches in growth and becoming healthy congregations.

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