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)

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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.


Welcome back to public worship!  In light of the increase of positive cases of Covid-19 in our state and county, and in an abundance of caution we are temporarily requiring the wearing of face coverings during public worship regardless of vaccination status.

We live-stream our service on Facebook and YouTube.  You can view a recorded version of our service at any time on either platform.  In consideration of our online congregants, we ask that if you are attending in person that you be seated and ready for worship by 9:20.


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 Way Home where they are distributed to prisoners re-entering the community.  More information and I list of needed items can be found here.

Through participation in the Peace and Global Witness Offering, our church is extending Christ’s peace throughout our community and God’s world. We begin at the communion table, with our siblings in every time and place, and we celebrate the peace we find there and commit to building a more just and peaceful world. We celebrate the truth found in 2nd Thessalonians, “Peace at all times in all ways.”  More information can be found here.


CROP WALK TIME! Once again it's time to put on our walking shoes and take a stroll to 'end hunger one step at a time'. The walk will be held on October 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Church on RT 17. Even if you can't walk you can support our team by donating and encouraging your friends and family to do the same. Our initial goal is to raise $1,500 towards the fight against hunger world-wide but also in our own community. We ask that you prayerfully consider participating in this annual event and visit our team page at https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/team/ovpc to either donate or join our team.  If you have any questions please contact Bob Doherty.