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


Gifts of Time and Talents

Now is the time to update your church profile to let us know how you might be able to serve our congregation.  There are many ways in which to serve - if you don't have a profile sheet please contact the church office. 

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.   (1 Peter 4: 10-11)
OVPC has a very active Christian Education group that is always looking for new, imaginative offerings for our congregation whether it be classes held after worship on Sunday or evening book studies.  Always looking for new ideas the group would welcome any ideas for new educational opportunities.  Please visit our page to see what's currently in the works!


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

Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for Him at all, Christ has come uninvited.  Because He is out of place in it, and yet He must be in it, His place is with those for whom there is no room.  He is mysteriously present in those for whom there seems to be nothing but the world at its worst, for whom there is no escape, even in imagination.  It is in these that He hides Himself...

. Thomas Merton