Junction Bible Christian Church

Bible based & Evengelical centered... where all who seek are welcome!

Who We Are

We are an Independent, non-denominational Bible Church set in the country between Defiance and Paulding, Ohio.
Although we take pride in being a true "country church" we remain relevant in our community through outreach and service.
Junction Bible Christian Church is the oldest church in this area. It's congregation has been meeting for worship continuously since 1858 and the church building's foundation laid in 1859. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1863 and remains still today in the center of what was a booming canal town in it's day (Junction). For 155 years the bell of this church has called the community to worship and it continues to call to the next generation who seek Him in Spirit and in Truth... come and see!

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    We are a small country church, with congernts from all walks of life, we welcome all, come as you are comfortable (jeans, suit, dress, or shorts) what a wonderful way to start the week by giving your "first" to the Lord. Inside you will find the Spirit is moving, feel free to give God the glory he deserves. The hymns are familiar with a few of the contemporary greats. If you are looking for a place to worship Come and See, I do recommend this church to anyone and everyone.

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What to Expect

What are services like?

Our Worship services are a blend of Liturgical and Free Witness... We have a blend of Former Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran, Church of God, Wesleyan Methodist and Evangelical Free Independent where all are comfortable and find something familiar.

What is the community like?

The Congregation is a mixture of many christian faith traditions from all of the surrounding small communities in the area.

What if I'm not a Christian?

If you are not YET Christian, you are most certainly welcome to "come and see" as Christ himself invited Andrew who asked "Where do you live?" Come and meet the "salt of the earth". Hear the truth with no pressure, no forms or "signing in", no follow-up calls or visits, no poking, prodding, or dunking you in water... we leave all that work for when the Lord brings you back! See who we are who are the Lord Jesus Christ's. We pray you will find Him in each of us, and find His presence here in the assembly as we come here to worship!

Our Services

Sunday: 09:30am and 10:30am
Wednesday: 07:00pm

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18878 County Road 111
Defiance, OH 43512-8334
(419) 393-2671

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About Us



Size: Small

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Casual, Friendly, Conservative, Historic, Multigenerational

Community Service, Faith and Work, Missions, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Children's Ministry

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Our Services

Sunday 09:30am: Sunday School
Sunday 10:30am: Worship Service
Wednesday 07:00pm: Service of the Word

Church Leader

Rev. C. Joseph Fifer

Rev. C. Joseph Fifer

A Former Marine and Law Enforcement Commander, I have been called to a higher Service. I was raised Roman Catholic and reformed Lutheran when I found the Evangelical Lutheran Church where I served in various lay leadership and teaching roles as we brought up our children in the church. The call to the ministry was put upon me in a moment that changed my life and its course forever and I was propelled into studies and training. First as a Lutheran, then in the Wesleyan traditions then again being "reformed" He led me into independent, evangelical studies and the seminary. I have a Bachelor Degree in Theology and Ethics from Trinity Evangelical Christian University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Christian Seminary in Huntsville, Alabama. I am from the northwest Ohio area originally, and find it wonderful to be called back to the area to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church here in Junction.

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