First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

WE are a community of Christ, privileged to serve our Lord since 1842 through offering biblically-based preaching, inspiring worship in a traditional style with organ and an excellent choir, dedicated leadership, and a welcoming, comfortable, and accessible building

We are natives of Pike County and we are retirees from many backgrounds and places who have chosen to live in Waverly. Together we offer to God and neighbors worlds of experience.

We actively support ministries of compassion in Pike County through the Pike County Outreach Council of Churches, the Pike County Welfare House, and other local groups. We are mission partners regionally, nationally and globally with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Now that you have met us on our website, please meet us in person at a worship, study, or fellowship event.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:45am - Presbyterian traditional with choir


Richard Hays

Richard Hays

The congregation called Pastor Rick to serve them in October 1987. Prior to Waverly, he served 11 years at the Rockford, Ohio, Presbyterian Church. He has a gift for crafting Sunday worship services around the scriptures for the day. His sermons are intelligent yet folksy, thoughtful and relevant. Since January 2012, Pastor Rick serves the congregation half-time and serves half-time as Stated Clerk and Treasurer of the regional church council, the Presbytery of Scioto Valley.


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