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



PC(USA) Churchwide Mission

The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.  Our support today helps nurture the faith of those who are the church to come - children, youth, and young adults.  40% of your contributions will stay with our congregation. Learn more about this church-wide mission here.
 Lent is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and understand our Lord a little deeper, so that when Good Friday and eventually Easter comes, it is not just another day at church but an opportunity to receive the overflowing of graces God has to offer.   We invite you to join us and other congregations as we celebrate the Lenten season - please visit our calendar of events.


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)

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


Global 6k For Water


6 Kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water - water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.  On Saturday, May 4th, thousands of people from around the globe will walk or run 6K to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need.  Each participant's $50 registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K you take that distance away from people in need.  Visit the OVPC Team Page to register to participate in or support our local event!