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Vincent church turning 30

July 8, 2015 VINCENT—The Lighthouse Baptist Church is preparing to celebrate 30 years of being the beacon of God’s word to local residents. more »»

At New Life, going to church is fun

June 13, 2015 For those at the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Marietta, going to church is about having a fun time with local friends and gathering to hear God’s word, not something they feel obligated to... more »»

A spirit-filled church

June 5, 2015 First started in the late 1970s, Freedom Gate Church has known different names and different houses of worship. When first formed in 1978, the church began with several different families. more »»

Belpre Congregational Church

May 22, 2015 BELPRE—After the first pioneers landed in Marietta, they formed the First Congregational Church. more »»

Grace Baptist started in pastor’s basement

May 13, 2015 When Grace Baptist Church first formed in 1957, the congregation met in then-Pastor Ralph Yarnell’s basement. more »»

Church of God formed in 1916

April 15, 2015 Organized in 1916, the Marietta Church of God has had its share of buildings before settling into its current Colegate Drive location in 196. more »»

A little country church

April 9, 2015 Since 1967, the current Lynch Church has stood at the corner of Caywood and Lynch Church roads, going from an active church to an auction house and back to having a congregation. more »»

Deep roots at Gilman church

March 31, 2015 Gilman United Methodist Church can trace its roots to when Rev. Robert Manley preached the first sermon in Marietta on June 19, 1799. more »»

Cornerstone part of larger movement

March 25, 2015 The Cornerstone Messianic Congregation and Ministries in Reno has a long history of community service. more »»

Literally surviving the fire

March 14, 2015 Eighty-two years after its founding in the small community for which it is named, the Porterfield Baptist Church is alive and thriving, in spite of a setback or two along the way. more »»

Churchtown’s fixture

March 4, 2015 CHURCHTOWN—In the mid-19th century, the bucolic rolling hills between Marietta and Waterford were heavily populated by devout Catholic farmers who wanted to practice their faith without making the... more »»

Williamstown church thriving

February 25, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN—Today’s Sunday morning services draw more than 500 people to the First Baptist Church of Williamstown, but the congregation was a lot smaller when the church was first organized 183... more »»

Marietta church dedicated to unity

February 17, 2015 First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta members not only have a commitment to their faith, but a commitment to the community and to the environment. more »»

Mullen Memorial Baptist Church

February 11, 2015 BELPRE—Mullen Memorial Baptist Church got its start before the 1920s from residents on both sides of the river, in both Parkersburg and Belpre. more »»

A closer relationship with God

February 4, 2015 More than a century has passed since the original Reno Christian Church building was constructed along Sandhill Road. more »»

An independent church

January 31, 2015 Marietta’s River of Life Assembly of God congregation has called many places home in its nearly 70-year history, but ultimately it wound up back in Harmar, just a block from where it started. more »»

Church’s people let God run it

January 20, 2015 GRANDVIEW TWP.—It was 110 years ago that the Washington Hall Christian Union Church was founded in the tiny community of Glass, just a few miles north of the village of New Matamora. more »»

A New Matamoras fixture

January 15, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS—The 165-year-old Matamoras First Presbyterian Church was established more than a mile south of its present location on Front Street in New Matamoras. more »»

Holding strong

January 1, 2015 There are an abundance of churches scattered around Marietta, including several with a long-time history, and two of them happen to take on the namesake of S. more »»

Lower Salem UM survives against the odds

December 25, 2014 LOWER SALEM—When the Lower Salem United Methodist Church began in the 1800s, it was surrounded by several other churches of various denominations. more »»



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