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


Southern Delaware Education Foundation

The mission project sponsored by our Board of Deacons for June is the Southern Delaware Education Foundation. Since 2009, this organization has provided scholarships for workforce training and certification to those in need in Sussex County.  For more information visit the SDEF website.


As is the tradition at OVPC, our educational programming will be lighter during the summer months.  After worship, once each month, please join us for cookies and lemonade outside of Fellowship Center followed by a TED Talk and conversation.  Dates are June 10, July 8, and August 12.



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)

If one were there under the wide waters, and could see God (as God is continually with   us), one would be safe in soul and body, and come to no harm.  Furthermore, that one would have more consolation and strength than all this world can tell.  For it is God's will that we believe that we see God continually, though it seems to us that the sight be only partial; and through this belief God causes us to gain more grace - for God wishes to be seen, and wishes to be sought, and wishes to be expected, and wishes to be trusted.

Julian of Norwich


At its May 2018 meeting, Session approved the adoption of Stephen Ministry at OVPC. This ministry is a practical process-driven approach for equipping lay people in sharing Christ’s love and healing with those who are hurting.  On May 20th, Elaine and Dale Smith, previously trained as Stephen Leaders, are commissioned to lead this ministry here in this congregation.  More information will be forthcoming in the very near future. Listen as Rev. Dougherty performs the commissioning of this new ministry at OVPC.

For more information about Stephen Ministry