Who We Are
We are PEOPLE. People
on a spiritual journey
We’ve also been called “…people who care…” and those two statements sum up our fellowship.
Ohio Valley Christian Center is not just a building, and we never want to lose sight of our reason for existence. PEOPLE.
Ohio Valley Christian Center is a full-gospel fellowship of believers who are HUNGRY for the PRESENCE OF GOD. We are located in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Ohio Valley Christian Center is a vibrant community of faith with a vision and dedication to bless PEOPLE.
Ohio Valley Christian Center has a voluntary cooperative affiliation with over 315 churches of the Potomac Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God and the over 32,000 churches of the General Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. Worldwide, the Assemblies of God has grown to just over 63 million and is now the largest evangelical fellowship in the world.
While affiliated with the Assemblies of God, Ohio Valley Christian Center is a fellowship with members and adherents from all denominational backgrounds and no previous spiritual traditions.
People from all walks of life have found a home at OVCC. We are intentional about generational and racial unity. We are intentional about unconditional love. We are intentional about growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord (discipleship). Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, YOU may CONNECT HERE!
What to wear? When you come to church, you’ll see people dressed up and others dressed down. You may see suits and dresses or you may see jeans and casual wear. What’s on the outside is not as important to God (or us) as what’s going on inside our hearts. Whatever you wear, you’ll find a welcome here.
Need to bring anything? Most people bring a Bible (print edition or electronic), maybe a notepad and pen/pencil, and maybe a financial gift to offer to the Lord in our worship expression.
Mainly, bring an open heart. If you keep your heart open, God’s love and your life’s answers will find a way in.
When you come to worship at Ohio Valley Christian Center you’ll find:
1. WORSHIP with music and many other kinds of arts, and
2. PRAYER because we are a church that still believes God is at work in the lives of people!
And then sometime before you leave, most likely
3. The WORD (of God, The Bible) will be presented in a relevant, application.
So to recap, when you visit and worship at OVCC, you’ll probably experience a vibrant celebration of corporate worship, prayer, fellowship, and biblical (mostly expository) preaching or teaching.
Beginning with a time of praise and worship, services at Ohio Valley Christian Center are marked by a distinct PRESENCE OF GOD.
From the beginning of the first note of worship, you’ll sense it is clear why we have assembled.
Following praise and worship, prayer for various needs and an opportunity to receive prayer may be extended.
A relevant biblical message is the climax of the service and is sure to be charged with humor and passion.
We trust you will be challenged to a closer walk with Jesus.
We LOVE the PRESENCE OF GOD.
The one thing you are certain to experience is a warm welcome. We like to say, “There aren’t any strangers here, just friends you haven’t met, yet.”
Our Worship and Music
To give you an idea of what our worship and music is like. We’ve posted a song from our worship experience.
Whether it’s a hymn from a century or two ago or a gospel song written yesterday by one of the songwriters in our church. The ONE THING that is evident is the hunger for more of God in our lives!
To put it simply, if you hear it on K-Love or your other favorite Christian Music Source, you’re likely to hear it around here sometime.
About the Assemblies of God
The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today. Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda. Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.