We’re looking forward to meeting you. Whether you are looking for a church home or visiting in the near future, we would be honored to have you join us for worship. Service time is 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Wednesday nights are family nights with activities for every member of your family beginning at 6:30pm.

From the information below, you can get an overview of how to get to First Church, and what to expect when you arrive. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to welcome and serve you. We look forward to meeting you!

What can I expect when I visit First Church?

Convenient Parking.

Our large, paved parking lot is conveniently located on the east side of the building. If you need assistance getting in and out of the building, simply pull up under the canopy, and we have a team ready to help park your car and assist you with patience and love.

A Warm Welcome.

If you need directions or information, just ask our greeters or stop by the Welcome Center located just inside the main doors in the lobby. We have a brochure for you that will help you become acquainted with us.

A Clear, Biblical and Inspirational Message.

Pastor Rick has a God-given ability to preach God’s Word powerfully, truthfully and without compromise. You’ll leave challenged, inspired, and ready to apply God’s truth to your life.

Meaningful Worship.

Each worship service is intentionally focused on Jesus and the preaching of God’s Word. Add to that a dynamic music ministry featuring our praise and worship team, and you’ll find it’s easy to worship God “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).

Genuine People.

A frequent comment from guests is that from the first time they attended First Church, they felt welcomed. They also comment about how genuine the people seem to be – that’s because they are!

A Family Focus.

Come join us Sunday mornings where we gather as a church family for a time of praise & worship and prayer. The message from God’s word that follows is offered to adults in the sanctuary and to children ages 3 through 6th grade in the Action Zone. There is a nursery available for infants and toddlers. On Wednesday evenings, return for our family-focused night full of Christ-centered, parent-driven, servant-supported fun! Teens are invited to check out what’s happening over at The Summit Youth Center, located beside our worship facility.

How To Reach Us.

We are located between State Route 15 and State Route 66 at 561 Carter Road, Defiance, Ohio, east of the Defiance City Schools complex.