last updated: August 29, 2014
We are part of a denominational system that provides resources, leadership and training. Our Central Ohio region is the
Presbytery of Scioto Valley  
Our national church connection is the
Presbyterian Church in the USA 
Presbyterians 101 has more about the Presbyterian Church
  click here for a sample Worship Service      Our services and meetings are open to all visitors.  We are much like Methodist, Lutheran, and other traditional church services.
   People come in street casual clothes, and some men wear slacks and sport coats, while women wear pantsuits, dresses, or slacks and blouses.  Our church leadership is locally elected from the membership. Even the pastor is selected by the congregation from qualified nominees with advanced studies Masters Degree in Bible, church and theology.
   Our worship follows a traditional style with favorite hymns, times for prayer and the study of Holy Scripture. Videos of worship services are available. Special services happen at Easter, Christmas, Memorial Day, and other days.  Holy Communion is celebrated each month and on special Christian calendar days.
   Our history connects to the great church reformation of the 1600s in Scotland and across Europe. Church leaders like John Knox, John Calvin, Martin Luther and others, wanted worship and Christian life to be focused on Bible teaching, and for the people to understand and worship in their own languages and not just in Latin.
  Thus the Bible and worship services were translated and presented in the local languages for people to easily understand. 

Get a free copy of a recent service by calling our office 740-927-4796.  We are committed to openness and integrity.  Our financial budget statements, and monthly budget reports are always available and open to public review.
We are a historic and evangelical church established in Pataskala
in 1837 ~ sharing the redeeming grace of
the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A summary of Christian belief is called the Apostles' Creed, and used in worship by most churches throughout history.  This outlines key Bible truths for the understanding of all.

APOSTLES CREED in modern English
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into death. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.
*  term “catholic” means God’s mercy extends through the work of the church to all peoples in the world.

  Faith Statements -- has more statements summarizing the Christian faith
Church Office Hours: 
Wed -Thu - Fri, 11- 4 p.m.

Adult & Kids Sunday School  9:45  
Sunday Worship Service  10:45

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Communion Sunday --
September 7th
Sunday School Resumes the Same Day!
9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Next Session Meeting
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice Resumes
Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m.
with the 1st Sunday back in Worship
Sunday, September 14

First Presbyterian of Pataskala is seeking a part-time Youth Activity Director

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First Presbyterian Church of Pataskala
405 S. Main Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062      740-927-4796
Main Street is Ohio 310.  We are 4 miles North of Exit 118 off Interstate-70 and located 16 miles East of Columbus.
Click on Map & Resources  for directions.
Our Pastor, Rev. Dennis Witt, has served here in Pataskala since 2000. After being active in Christian outreach on his college campus, he began ministry in 1972 as a part-time youth director and youth minister, and other ministry positions. After receiving his Masters degree in theology and ministry, he was ordained and served in pastoral postions in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.