Parkview United Methodist Church is committed to reaching

the community and welcoming all to share in God’s love. 

Read about the history of this authentic, spirit led church below.

A little about us

A Brief History

In the mid 1800’s a family of German descent came from Reading, Pennsylvania to Miamisburg, Ohio. Loyal to their denomination (United Brethren In Christ) they sought to establish a church home in Miamisburg. By the fall of 1857, at what is now the corner of Lock and Main Streets in Miamisburg, a small brick church, the United Brethren, was dedicated. Original services were in German, but the church was later organized into an English congregation in 1876.

 

In 1883 the church moved to a new building at Fourth and Buckeye Streets and continued to grow. Then in 1946 the United Brethren and Evangelical denominations joined to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. As a result, the church name was changed to the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

 

In 1962 the church moved again, this time to a 1915 Gothic style building at Fifth Street and Park Avenue that was previously used by the Methodist Church of Miamisburg.In 1968 the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist Church to form the United Methodist Church and the name of the church was changed to Parkview United Methodist Church.

 

In September 2003, the church moved to its current location on 17 acres on Benner Road west of Byers Rd in Miamisburg.From German to English, from United Brethren to United Methodist, Parkview United Methodist Church has continued to maintain a strong faith and devotion dedicated to furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve is a native of Englewood, Ohio, and has been the Lead Pastor at Parkview since July 2014. Before coming to Parkview, he previously served as a Supply Pastor at Stillwater.

 

UMC (Dayton OH) and Preaching Pastor and Worship Leader at Christ Church South Campus (Centerville OH). Pastoral Ministry is a second career for Pastor Steve as he spent 20 years in sales prior to answering his call, predominantly at Johnson and Johnson in Pharmaceutical Sales.

 

Pastor Steve strongly believes that the local church is still the greatest tool God uses to change the world. He is particularly passionate about the people who have had a bad church experience or have no church history at all and bringing them to know a life with Christ. Pastor Steve has been married to Tina since 1999, and they are the proud parents of their sons Brady and Tate.