Our history dates back to the founding of Holmes County in 1825 and Winesburg, Ohio in 1827. In order to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and to serve the predominately German Christians living in the growing area, Zion Reformed Church was established on September 9, 1832 (then called the Evangelical United Zion Congregation). Today, we still gather for worship in the same building that was completed in 1871. And while Zion has undergone numerous transitions over the ebb and flow of our history, we continue to celebrate the same Gospel of Grace that we did at our founding over 180 years ago.
Zion Reformed Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA): “As one communion in the worldwide church, the Presbyterian Church in America exists to glorify God by extending the kingdom of Jesus Christ over all individual lives through all areas of society and in all nations and cultures. To accomplish this end the PCA aims to fill the world with churches that are continually growing in vital worship, in theological depth, in true fellowship, in assertive evangelism and in deeds of compassion.”
As a Presbyterian Church, Zion Reformed is led by elders and served by deacons. Elders are pastors who oversee the spiritual well-being of the church with the assistance of deacons who serve the many practical needs of the congregation. We are tremendously blessed with faithful, Christ-centered leaders at Zion:
Brett Barkley was born and raised in North Carolina where he studied philosophy and religion at North Carolina State University. It was there he met his wife Katie whom he married in 2005. After college, Brett studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned his Master of Divinity. He served…