CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

A new PCA church
plant in Kent, Ohio.

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MORNING WORSHIP

We meet on Sunday mornings, 11:00 a.m., in the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church (931 E Main St, Kent).

Join us on the ground floor!  Our morning services just began on February 12, 2023, and we've just moved out of the small chapel into the large sanctuary on August 6, 2023.  Please come visit and see how God has been faithful to us through his Word and Spirit.

Our sermons are currently in the book of 1 Peter.  In this letter, God gives specific instructions and comfort about how Christians are to live out of their identity in Christ in a world that doesn't see eye-to-eye.


Listen to past sermons on Soundcloud (RSS).

SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDIES

Please join us for singing, prayer, and Bible study on Sunday evenings at 5:00-6:00 p.m.  We meet in the chapel at Faith Lutheran Church (931 E Main St, Kent).

Our studies are currently on Biblical sexuality as we work through our denomination's Report on Human Sexuality.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for dinner, fellowship, and prayer.  Prayer is a necessary foundation of our church life, and our sweet times of fellowship and submission to God in prayer have been positive indicators of the health of our core group!

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OUR CORE COMMITMENTS

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The Priority of the Gospel

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The Centrality of Worship

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The Necessity of Discipleship

Distinctives

We are a church plant of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) devoted unashamedly to Biblical, confessional, Reformed truth; to rich Christian community; and to historic corporate worship.

Our mission is to celebrate the Trinity through God-centered worship as we strive to exalt the glory and grace of the Father, to love Jesus Christ, and to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

About Us

Jacob Piland moved to Ohio in 2015 to teach at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. During his six years there, he met his wife, Anginette, who is from Kent, and they married in 2019. They have a shared passion to see the kingdom of God advance specifically in Kent. They welcomed their first child in the Spring of 2022. Jacob grew up in North Carolina and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, in 2012. He then moved to South Hamilton, MA, where he earned his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. After seminary, he moved to Ohio in 2015 and taught at CVCA until God called him to pastoral ministry in 2021.

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Pastor Jacob Piland

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Why a church in Kent? 

Kent is a historically industrial city with a small town feel in Portage County, Ohio. It has, as the home of Kent State University, absorbed a new transient culture and a variety of walks of life. These dynamics make Kent an attractive, unique, and exciting place to live for many people.

On a solemn note, the Kent area is keeping pace with the secularization of America. According to the most recent census, over 70% of Portage County population claims no religious affiliation. Of the ones that do, only a quarter of those claim to be evangelical Christians. The need for the gospel of Jesus Christ is apparent.

Our vision is to be a church gathered in Kent devoted to Biblical, confessionally Reformed truth, and we long to become a faithful church that for generations will gather God’s people in Kent, grow together in holiness and a love for truth and worship, and speak and display the gospel of Jesus in Kent and beyond.

How We Arrived Here:
A Timeline

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2020
MAY
Jacob’s strong internal nudge to share the Gospel through pastoral ministry

SEPTEMBER
Jacob comes under care of the Ohio Presbytery and begins his internship with Redeemer Church

OCTOBER
Discussions begin about Kent’s specific need for the gospel

DECEMBER
Jacob and Anginette decide to pursue planting a church in Kent

2021
FEBRUARY
Redeemer Church agrees to support the church plant in Kent

MAY
Jacob is licensed to preach by the Ohio Presbytery

JULY
Jacob comes on staff at Redeemer Church as the church planter in Kent

AUGUST
The core group of CPC starts meeting weekly for Bible study in Kent

OCTOBER
Jacob is ordained and installed as CPC’s church planting pastor through Redeemer Church, by the Ohio Presbytery

2022
FEBRUARY 6, 2022
Sunday evening worship services began

2023
FEBRUARY 12, 2023
Sunday morning worship services began

GIVE TO CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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Checks can be sent to Redeemer Church with “Church Plant” in the subject line. 190 W Streetsboro St. Hudson, OH 44236 Attn: Joel Gilliland.

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CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is a Congregation of the PCA and a plant of Redeemer Church in Hudson, OH

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