We live in a time in which people are searching for friendships and relationships. In a world in which more and more people seem alienated from one another, Prince of Peace is a community of believers that encourages people to come and be a part of the family of God. Prince of Peace can be a place for you also to belong. We are a church family that continues to walk together hand in hand with one another and with God. You are welcomed to join hands with us as you search and walk with God. We are a church for both followers of Christ and those who are seeking God. It is our sincere desire to make you feel welcomed when you visit us. Once again, welcome!
Our Mission: United in Christ. Going Forth to Serve
Our Vision: Sharing God's love with all. Growing a diverse community of faith. Making a difference in people's lives
Church of the Brethren History
The Church of the Brethren was founded in Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708 by a small group of believers under the leadership of Alexander Mack. This small band of Christians gathered under the simple elements of Bible Study and prayer which created a desire to follow the faith and practices of the New Testament. So, the beginnings of the Brethren movement started in the Eder River when eight souls were baptized. More information about Brethren history and other information can be found at www.brethren.org
Prince of Peace History
Prince of Peace's beginnings commenced in the mid 1950's with an urgency to bring a Brethren congregation to the Kettering, Ohio area. Prince of Peace first began meeting at the Merchant's Bank Building in the Town and Country Shopping Center in Kettering, OH for Sunday morning services. Charter Day for Prince of Peace was held on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 1956 at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church. On September 14, 1958, the current church building was dedicated. In 1992, an expansion (a new Sanctuary and Gathering Area) was dedicated to the glory of God!
Over the years, Prince of Peace has been a place of service to the local community and the world. Men and women have been called to Prince of Peace to serve as pastors and servants throughout the United States and around the world. Prince of Peace is currently active on a global scale through its support with Heifer International. On a local level, Prince of Peace is active in serving the people of Kettering, Ohio through the Greenmount Food Pantry.