Hanover Valley Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

Biblically-based, Christ-centered and grace-oriented.

Hanover Valley is a church, having begun morning services in September of 1998. We are firmly rooted in the mainstream of historic Christianity and we wholeheartedly embrace the historic faith as expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the universal church, such as the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creeds.

Our vision is to be a Biblically based, Christ centered, grace oriented church for the Hanover area. We want to be people who live out the acceptance, freedom, and power of Christ, reaching out to a broken world through genuine and caring relationships, expanding God’s kingdom life by life.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:00am - Sunday School
  • 10:00am - Sunday Service

What to Expect

What are services like?
We expect to experience joy in our worship since the message of the gospel tells us that we are accepted and forgiven through the work of a Savior and not our own frail efforts. The worship service will be Biblically based, God-centered, & Grace-focused. It will reflect God’s desire to reveal Himself by being understandable to those present and marked by excellence. We will have a traditional yet dynamic service using the best of historic and contemporary elements, as well as, a variety of styles to expose people to the multi-facets of God’s nature and character (Blended Worship). The preaching will be passionate and insightful reaching across the spectrums of believers and unbelievers, young and old, infants and mature in the faith.

What is the community like?
The church is to be a community that is not exclusively focused on itself. We are here for those who do not yet attend. Part of this means that we should do everything in our power to be welcoming. We desire to be a church where non-Christians are expected, welcomed, and respected, with any questions, objections, struggles, and doubts. The bottom line is that the church should be a place that empowers Christians to be servant missionaries in Hanover. The gospel should be making us a safe community where anyone can explore the reality of Christ no matter where they are along the spectrum of discovery.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Hanover Valley is committed to maintaining an open door to anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus Christ. We welcome the questions, objections, and problems of people searching for truth, and we are committed to responding with honesty and compassion, not hostility or condescension. While some churches are almost completely for those skeptical of Christianity and others are only for those who are confident believers, we hope you’ll find people here all along the spectrum of discovery – those who are convinced, those who are perplexed, and those who are skeptical of the Christian faith. We revel in this diversity.


Drew Derreth

Drew Derreth

Drew Derreth is a native of Baltimore, MD and a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (degree in mathematics) and Westminster Theological Seminary (graduate degree in theology and pastoral care). While in seminary, he was involved in the work of church planting in Bucks County, PA. Before coming to Hanover, he was the associate pastor for youth and family in a growing church in Baltimore for nine years seeking to develop disciples of Christ in and through the church. His wife, Becky, has roots in the Lancaster County area and is an accomplished fine artist. They have been married since 1986 and have 3 children: Tyler, Hannah, & Kate.


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