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

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
  • Mail Your Contribution to the Church Office
  • Through Your Bank's Bill Pay Service
  • Through PayPal, Your Credit/Debit Card Using the Button Below


Visit our FaceBook Page.  Our worship service starts streaming every Sunday at 9:20am.


OVPC on YouTube

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


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. 



This ongoing ministry provides personal and food items for

Selbyville Middle School students. Your donations are greatly

appreciated. For more information, or to arrange pick up of donations, please contact Marie Waehler through the church office.

  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.


This survey lists many of the activities and committees at OVPC. We are a small church with a small staff, and we depend on our members and friends to aid with the functions in the life of the church. Please carefully review and prayerfully consider the items listed and indicate those areas you would be interested in helping or serving. You may also write-in items not listed on the form. This survey is an excellent way to indicate your interests, willingness to serve, and share your experience and strengths.

Download the survey here.

The June Mission Project 

Sponsored By Our Board of Deacons

This Month There Are Two Giving Opportunities!

Sussex Community Crisis Housing (Crisis House) Crisis House is an emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children primarily in Sussex County but they will accept admissions from throughout the state. It is a 30-day emergency program with comprehensive cost-free services. Please remember to consider monetary, time, or goods to Crisis Center during the month of June. Note “Crisis House” on memo line of checks.  For a list of items that are needed that you can donate or form information about volunteering, please click on the image above.  To visit their website, click here.

Pyle Center Emergency Fund  is in need of monetary donations.
For more information please click on the image above.  To visit their website, click here.

If you choose to donate to this worthy organization during the month of June, place your check made payable to OVPC in the collection, with “Pyle Center” in the Memo Line.

OVPC Is More Than a Church

In 2003, the congregation of OVPC brought a dream to life and opened Memorial Hall - fully funded by the members by the generosity of their spirit and the fierce dedication of their time and talents in fundraising efforts.  The purpose of this hall was never meant to be strictly for use by the church, but, a place for our community that can be rented for extremely low rates so that their non-profit groups could have a place to meet.   We have a great many HOA's that meet on our campus as well as other community service groups and recovery/support groups.  If you are looking for a place to meet, please visit our facilities page or contact the church office directly.  We would be delighted to host your organization!


Our historic sanctuary, our most holy space, is also available for weddings, funerals, and memorial services .

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This ongoing ministry provides non-perishable food to those in our community suffering from food insecurity.  Monetary donations are appreciated but we also take contributions of food.  Contributions can be dropped off in the containers located outside of the church office during normal hours.  Items needed include: 

     Spaghetti Noodles                              Spaghetti Sauce

     Canned Vegetables                            Canned Soup

     Canned Tuna                                      Peanut Buter

     Jelly                                                    Cereal/Oatmeal

     Canned Fruit                                       Mac & Cheese