Association

The Lima Street Church of God is part of the church of God, which is the body of Christ.

The Bible refers to the body of Christ as the church of God:
--Acts 20.28 ...feed the church of God
--1 Cor 15.9 ...I persecuted the church of God
--1 Tim 3.5 ...how shall he take care of the church of God?
 
Other truths about the church of God:
Jesus built it - Matt 16.18
Jesus is the head - Ephesians 1.22
It is the New Jerusalem - Hebrews 12.22-23
Jesus is the chief corner stone of its foundation - Ephesians 2.20
God admits members - 1 Corinthians 12.13-18
 
The Lima Street Church of God has no denominational affiliation. 

Campmeetings

Church of God retreats are administered in the form of Campmeetings. Escape the cares of life and get recharged in your spirit!

All ages are welcome to attend.

Campmeetings are held in various places. Some of the camp meetings that individuals from our congregation generally attend are listed below:

White Pine, TN (June and October)
God's Acre's in Newark, OH (June, August, and December)
Muncie, IN (July)

White Pine, Tennessee campgrounds

Foreign Missions

The Findlay congregation works with several foreign missions to help spread the gospel in other countries.

Haiti

Bro Nathan Dieudonne labors in Dumay, Haiti. He oversees many congregations in Haiti and supports the Church of God in the Dominican Republic. Ministries include an annual convention, annual minister's training, and a variety of ministries for clean drinking water and elementary education.

Kenya

Bro Anniel Njeru hosts several campmeetings per year in Embu, Kenya. The Lord has been blessing the efforts, and souls are gathering in the unity of the Spirit.

Philippines

Bro Jesus Granil oversees many congregations and campmeetings in the Philippines. The Lord is blessing the labors there to encourage saints to press on.

 
Local Congregation History

In the early 1960's a group of people in Findlay wanted to start a congregation that would allow for fellowship among Christians who upheld the Bible doctrines of holiness and unity. They began worshipping in a home. Sister Grace Henry, author of the book Highways and Hedges (about Sister E. Faith Stewart's labors), was the first pastor. God blessed the effort, and soon there were over one hundered people attending. Below are some quick facts and pictures of the pastors and families.

1961: Approximate beginning of congregation in a home on Dayton Ave in Findlay.

1965: Purchased the building at 119 E Lima Street in Findlay.

1969: (approximate date) Sister Grace Henry retired.

1970: Brother Woodrow and Sister Victoria Smithson began pastoring.

2005: Brother Woodrow Smithson resigned from pastoring due to complications with Parkinson's disease. He passed away on 2/8/2008. (Sister Victoria passed away on 2/8/2017. She was part of the congregation for approximately 46 years.)

2006: Brother Joshua and Sister Jeri Lynn Thilmony began pastoring

  
Sister Grace Henry, as shown in the book, Highways and Hedges Brother and Sister Smithson Brother and Sister Thilmony