You WILL find a welcome here that is friendly and engaging to ALL who enter our doors. The more I look at the life of Jesus the more clearly I see how broad his welcome of others truly is. Jesus’ life was lived by welcoming those no one wanted anything to do with…the last, the little, the lost, the least…these were the ones Jesus made time for and connected with and who seemed to be the most open to learning about the kingdom of God from the Master Teachers.  When you get a chance, listen to my November 2009 sermon “Including the Excluded” * to bring this concept home.  “The religious” folk of his day and time, who thought they had it all together, were the ones who gave Jesus the biggest headaches and who he was in conflict with more often than not. In this day and time, you know, perhaps all too well, that most churches pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming, “as Jesus was”. I however have visited churches where no one even said “hello” to me! At OHPC I guarantee that will not happen…because there are lots of folks here who get what Jesus was about and we are humbly seeking to be faithful followers of Him. We are not perfect people, but we truly want our welcome to be like his as we seek to fulfill our purpose to experience and express the love of Jesus Christ. So if you’ve given church a try and been turned off, please know that OHPC is just a little different and you WILL find a welcome here that is friendly and engaging. You will also find a great group of people who sincerely desire to G.R.O.W with God. We hope to see you soon! With love…Pastor Bob

* ( some scholarship referenced is from Scott Hoezee and Homiletics Online. )


Questions? Call (315) 492-2692 or Email us at Our Office hours are: The Church office is closed on Tuesdays Pastor Bob:  By appointment only Administrative Assistant, Liesl Miller: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM . W-FR Youth Educator, Sarah Moses: Sunday 8 a.m. to noon & Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note – appointments upon request to or by phone at 877-8271



What type of worship service do you offer?

Our “Contemporary” service starts at 8:30 AM featuring our “Praise Team”, which consists of Keyboard, guitars, drums and more.

Our “Traditional” service starts at 11:00 AM which features our church “Choir” accompanied by the piano and/or organ.

During the summer, generally starting sometime in May, our service is at 9:30 a.m. This is a combined service featuring various vocal and/or instrumental artists weekly.

Every service includes confession and prayer, music, scripture and a message. Holy communion takes place once a month.



What about my children?

     Upon entering the church, children can go directly to our child care room or join you in the sanctuary. After Pastor Bob’s “Children’s Message” all children are encouraged to attend child care or one of our many youth centered programs. This will allow you your much needed “quiet time” to hear the Word and be moved by God. Check out our Youth Programs.



What should I wear?

     Jesus didn’t mandate a dress code, nor do we. You’ll find everything from shorts to jeans to suit and tie. Even our pastor wears sandals now and then. So come as you are and step into our warm, welcoming church.



How do I get there?

     OHPC is located at 4797 Makyes Road, Syracuse NY 13215. The phone number is (315) 492-2692. Map your directions



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Slide Updates:

“God at the Bar” will take place at “Pale and Bucket” on Tuesdays as follows:
August 23 and 30
September 6 and 27
October 18
November 9 and 29