We All Invite You to be a Part of our Life and Ministry.

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.




Sunday Worship 9:30 am


67 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Delaware, 19970


Reverend Terence B. Dougherty

(302) 539-3455

Shaped by God, We Love and Serve

Greet the middle of the week with a bit of time with us as we enjoy music, scripture and a short meditation

May our gifts be a source of light, in a world that has learned to love darkness

Each of you should give as you have decided in your heart to give. You should not be sad when you give, and you should not give because you feel forced to give. God loves the person who gives happily.
(2 Corinthians 9:7, NCV)

Options For Giving

  • Drop Your Contribution Off at the Church Office
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OVPC on YouTube

Now streaming live on YouTube or visit our channel to see past video services on our YouTube channel HERE


Please contact the church office to be put in touch with one of our leaders or use the email form on our contact page.


If you are unable to visit us to worship in person, we live-stream our service on Facebook and YouTube.  You can view a recorded version of our service at any time on either platform. 


Educators and kids have had a rough 15 months, and it won't get easier when they all go back to the classroom in September. Every school district in the nation is worried about the impact of so many lost school days on our country's students. It's predicted that some students won't be ready for the next school year, and a few of those might give up. Our help is needed.

Mariners Methodist is starting an after-school tutoring and mentoring program this fall. Students will be bused over to Mariners' beautiful new Hope Center from Selbyville Middle School and Indian River High School where volunteers will help them with homework, work with them on their science projects, help them practice a speech, or give them some tips on college applications. Then Mariners will serve them dinner and take them home.

Volunteer applications and program descriptions are ready to share. Mariners have already scheduled their training sessions though. The dates are: August 18 10 am - 12 noon, and August 25 6 pm -8 pm. If you are planning to participate in this worthwhile program, please save one of those training dates. Contact Jen Read or see this link for more information



The Women's Circle is continuing the 'Blessing Bag' project through the summer and are asking for our support.  These one gallon bags are donated to the Selbyville Middle School  where they are distributed to families in need.  More information and a list of needed items can be found here.

We continue to support The Way Home - a non-profit organization that provides a path to freedom for ex-offenders in Delaware.  The Way Home meets former prisoners at the prison gates and the office door to provide connections with community, meet needs, and foster relationships that prevent return to prison.  For more information and a list of needed items please visit here.



The purpose of SDEF is to provide scholarships for workforce training and certification to those individuals in Southern Delaware who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Areas of certification include, but are not limited to environmental, hospitality, business, medical/dental assistants, and early childhood.Students must provide 25% of the tuition so they have a personal stake in the program but the overall success of the program is dependent on donations. All students are hired upon graduation and your generosity will do so much to assist in helping someone enter the workforce.  More information can be found here.



Enjoy our 2021 Advent Devotional Here.  This is a gift to our community written by members and friends of Ocean View Presbyterian Church.


Join us in the Memorial Hall on our church campus for the return of our Nativity festival where members display their most prized creche's collected from all over the world.

Lenten Times of Prayer - Thursdays During Lent.  More information here.