Welcoming & Affirming

Pastor Bob Langston has blessed our congregation for 20 of his 30 years in ministry. His loving wife Karen is very active in the church and supportive of her husband. You only have to look in her eyes while he is preaching.
Read Bob’s Bio to get a flavor of the man behind the pulpit.view page

Our birthdate is 1806 – Present and has survived 2 fires in the first 100 years. For you historians, our history page is just for you. view page

We are located approximately 3-1/2 miles SW of the Syracuse Carrier Dome in downtown Syracuse, NY. We have supplied a Google Maps to map  out your directions to 4797 Makyes Road Syracuse, NY 13215  Link btn

A good Landmark is Byrne Dairy on the corner of W. Seneca Tpke (rt 175) and Makyes Road Between Upstate @ Community General Hospital and Onondaga Community College


Welcoming and Affirming. The impact it had on our Pastor.

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. )

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