Early records of our church have been sketchy at best but according to what has been discovered, the formation of the Perrysville was around 1851 with the original church being erected in 1871 at a cost of $2,675. The minister at the time was T.C. Warner and the frame building was about 30 by 50 feet.
According to reports, this structure was lost to a devastating fire on Dec. 9, 1917. Working with various folks from the Perrysville-Newville charge, Rev. H.E. Stout and his committee presented plans for a specially designed community church. The procedure was to use native lumber in the framing and photos of the huge log used for its construction are presently showcased in the vestibule.
The new church was dedicated January 27, 1920 and the cost of the building was $14,887. A parsonage that is now just a memory was sold in August of 1924 to aid in paying off the indebtedness for the new church. In 1948, rest rooms were installed and the fellowship hall was remodeled for use as a social room and classrooms in 1964.
For many years, Mansfield Plumbing Products held their annual Christmas awards at the church. Then known as Mansfield Sanitary Pottery, the Drouhard family, owners of the factory, used the church to pass out yearly Christmas gifts as well as profit sharing checks.
The congregation is very active in the community through the Perrysville Association of Churches, the Ashland County Food Bank, Help-a-Child, Vacation Bible School and our community meals held on the third Wednesday during the months of September through May. A women’s group known as the Sisterhood, meets the second Wednesday of the month during September through May and all ladies of the community are invited to attend our gatherings as we study God’s word and enjoy fellowship
An adult Bible study as well as Junior Church has been growing steadily through the past years and is a viable part of our religious experience.
Our doors are always open to those seeking God’s word and we welcome you to attend our service on Sunday morning at 10 A.M.