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Who We Are

Our Philosophy…

At PEACE we love God – make no mistake about that. At PEACE we believe in God’s radical unconditional, and unwavering love for us. We believe Jesus is God. We also affirm that you may or may not affirm that Jesus is God. We’re not asking you to change your belief system before you attend our church. We are simply inviting you on a journey toward Jesus. For years churches have placed a high priority on Jesus as the get out hell free card. At our church we place the highest priority on Jesus as a live life to the fullest invitation. At PEACE we believe every person has a dream deep inside their hearts, and that God put that dream there, not for our glory but for his. Read more

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform people into fully submitted followers of Christ who love God and others more.

Our Strategy

At PEACE, it is our joy to GO into the world meeting the needs of hurting and lost people sharing the good news of the Christ with them, to welcome and to BAPTIZE them into the fellowship of His family, and to TEACH them to become radically submitted followers who live out His purpose for their lives in order to love God and others more.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Our Vision

is to become a church:

  • that never exists for itself but simply exists for Jesus and the world
  • that unapologetically offers Jesus love and grace to the lost, hurting and oppressed
  • that unashamedly shares the Good News through word and deed with every person living 20 minutes from our church
  • that transforms thousands of people unaware of Christ into fully submitted followers of him
  • that changes ourselves, our church, our community and our world
  • that brings God’s kingdom here on earth and that prepares thousands of people to live for Christ sharing in His mission for the world and fulfilling His plan for their life
  • and that prepares thousands of people to live for Christ sharing in His mission for the world and fulfilling His plan for their life

Our Priorities

  1. God’s Purposes
  2. People
  3. Programs
  4. Property

Our Heritage

As a United Methodist church we are part of the larger body of Christian believers. We are one denomination among many, each having unique gifts and emphasis. There are over 37,000 United Methodist Churches in the US alone. Read more

Our Story

At PEACE Church we believe every person is created by God to be in relationship with Him and to live out His purpose for their lives. Each of us has a unique set of gifts, abilities, interests and experiences that can be used for God’s kingdom. It is our goal as a church to help everyone discover their God-given purpose and live it out in the world. Only as we embrace God’s plan for our lives will we truly feel fulfilled. PEACE is not about filling slots; it is about fulfilling God’s mission. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Read more

Our History

PEACE church can be traced back to October 1811 when five families that had settled in the Pickerington area joined the Delaware Circuit of the Methodist Church and became the first church in Violet Township.  Meetings were held in barns and a log cabin school until the first Meeting House was built in 1833 at the corner of Church and Cross Streets in Olde Village Pickerington.  Circuit rider pastors served multiple churches in the area until 1918 when Pickerington and Brice Methodist Churches became a charge.  As the congregation grew a new church building was built on the same corner in 1883 and then again in 1951.  In 1961 on our 150th year PEACE became a single point charge under one pastor. In 1968 Methodist Episcopal denomination and the Evangelical United Brethren denomination merged to form the United Methodist Church. It was during this time that the church changed it’s name to PEACE United Methodist church. The church continued to grow and in 1975 an education wing was added to the facility at the corner of Church and Cross Streets to alleviate crowding in the Sunday school. Read more


The Past, The Present, The Promise

Peace United Methodist Church Bicentennial Celebration – 1811 – 2011 History Book completed at the conclusion of our 200th Anniversary is available from the church office for $20.00 each.