our history

A children's ministry held at Wagnall's Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio, was the impetus for the establishment of the Greencastle Bible Church. Several children were converted at these Bible studies and reported this good news to their parents. These families saw the need for a Bible preaching church in Bloom Township. In September of 1965, a small group of believers founded Greencastle Bible Church and began meeting at the Township Building of Bloom Township. The Reverend Gordon Ferrell was called as the first pastor.

In 1966, ground was broken for the first building located on Amanda-Northern Road. The original building formed part of what is now our fellowship hall. During the early years of the church, Pastor Ferrell saw the Lord call many of the youth into full-time Christian ministry.

Upon Pastor Ferrell's retirement in 1971, the congregation called Pastor Robert Mazzie. During Pastor Mazzie's time, the church experienced solid and substantial growth. In 1977, the congregation started the Greencastle Christian School. The current auditorium was completed during Pastor Mazzie's tenure.

Pastor Charles Flesher became Greencastle's third pastor in June of 1978. A new educational wing and a multipurpose building were added during Pastor Flesher's ministry. In 1998, the congregation elected Pastor Paul Martin as Associate Pastor. Pastor Flesher transitioned to his position as Pastor Emeritus in July of 2016.

Beginning in the summer of 2016, Troy Lohmeyer served as Greencastle's fourth pastor. 

Mike Wyatt became Greencastle's Lead Pastor in June of 2020, having previously served as the pastor of Gospel Life Baptist Church in Keyser, WV. 

At Greencastle, our passion is the glory of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. The theme song of Greencastle is "To God Be the Glory." It is our desire to give God all the glory for the wonderful things He has done in this local church.

What is a Bible Church?

A Bible church is a group of committed followers of Jesus Christ who are led by spiritually mature men and gather together regularly to worship, study the Bible, and encourage each other. We are not governed by a larger denomination or outside organization. However, we do partner with other like-minded churches in Ohio for ministry, as well as to provide accountability and fellowship for us. Our desire is that our hearts and lives would continually be reformed by the Word of God (Semper Reformanda).