The Ocean View Presbyterian Church is a congregation focused on growing in the faith and living out that faith in mission to others and to each other.  Not content with simply reciting doctrine, we have committed ourselves to looking into the Scriptures so as to uncover the ongoing story of our faith.  We seek to be a part of that story.  The congregation as a whole, and each of its committees, is actively engaged in doing mission, and on communicating in real ways the good news of Jesus Christ. 


Ocean View Presbyterian is a historic church, dating back to 1856.  We have a long and proud tradition, but seek to take that tradition and move into the future with it.  We also have a wonderful friendship and fellowship with each other that can be seen and felt in all aspects of ministry at OVPC.


We all invite you to be a part of our life and ministry.


Sunday Worship 9:30 am


67 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Delaware, 19970


Reverend Terence B. Dougherty

(302) 539-3455


Habitat For Humanity

The mission project sponsored by our Board of Deacons for November is the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.  Since it's inception in 1991 106 homes have been built through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials.  This offering will be collected during worship each Sunday in November or contributions can be mailed to the church office.  We invite you to visit their website for more information.


DECEMBER 8 - 10:00 - 2:00

We invite you to join us December 8 from 10:00am to 2:00pm to explore creche's from all over the world on loan from members of the congregation and the community.  Each nativity scene has a special story that goes with it.  Our choir will provide music and you will have a chance to sing along to some favorite carols!



We Choose to Love, rather than Fear the immigrant, the stranger among us.

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:45 (NRSV)


Ocean View Presbyterian Church is proud to now be a Stephen Ministry Congregation!  The first class of Stephen Ministers was commissioned on October 28, 2018.  Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring relationship for people going through tough times.  For more information about this ministry please visit the website.


A Stephen Ministry Congregation

When we choose to serve, we are still in charge.  We decide whom we will serve and when we sill serve.  And if  we are in charge, we will worry a great deal about anyone stepping on us - that is, taking charge over us.

But when we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be in charge.  There is great freedom in this.  If we voluntarily choose to be taken advantage of, then we cannot be manipulated.  When we choose to be a servant, we surrender the right to choose who and when we serve.  We become available - and vulnerable. glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, correct faith, certain hope, perfect charity, wisdom and perception; that I may do what is truly your most holy will.

. Richard J. Foster