The First Methodist Episcopal Church was built on the site of
the present St. Paul United Methodist Church in 1840. A frame
house was built by John H. Cotton, James Fleming Jr., Robert
McCord and others. There were 8 elders and 15 traveling
preachers. Membership varied from 100-200. In 1908 the present
church building was raised. The current fellowship hall was
added in 1987.
Many young pastors have been trained and sent out by the St. Paul congregation. Pastor Jeff Ginter was appointed to St. Paul in 2011. Our mission is to raise-up followers of Christ, where God has placed us, for the transformation of our neighborhood and community and to grow into a life of being disciples that will have a positive impact on all people.
"Our mission is to raise-up followers of Christ, where God has placed us, for the transformation of our neighborhood and community and to grow into a life of being disciples that will have a positive impact on all people"
St. Paul is a community of believers who have a growing and passionate heart for worshiping, serving and learning about God. We believe in participating and having responsibilities as a member of the community of New Paris. The New Paris Community Food Pantry, which is housed in the basement of the church building feeds 978 households, consisting of 2976 individuals but more importantly is working in partnership with many other agencies and organizations to help break the cycle of poverty in our area. Northern Connection is a growing ministry for seniors that rely on a great partnership with the Preble County Council on Aging and Brookhaven Retirement Community. St. Paul has a relationship with Samaritan Behavioral Health that provides counseling one day week from our facility. We are very active in many different ways with the National Trail school system. And we have joined the county-wide effort to fight heroin addiction. All of these ministries continue the tradition of service through outreach as demonstrated by St. Paul in the history of New Paris.
SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES - Come join us
for lots of Food, Fun, and Fellowship - serving begins
June 24th - Corn Hole & Euchre - July 22 - Water Blast Fun & Games