Our Purpose

St. John's possesses a strong sense of calling to ministries of mission and service - local, national and abroad.  Our local ministries include hosting a free community meal served every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. by several area churches working in conjunction with the Archbold Area Ministerial Association (AAMA).  Other local ministries we support include the Friendship House, Shepherd's Circle, the Outback Youth Center and the Archbold FISH Food Pantry.


Since 1967 St. John's has supported the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, India.  A close partnership exists with Larry and Linda Rupp (Larry is from St. John's), who built and continue to coordinate the Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya.  St. John’s supports the mission efforts of Tony and Leila Frank, serving in Sapiranga, Brazil; Tom and Megan serving off the coast of Africa; Cheryl Wyse, Langfang, China; Jon and Rachel Doriot, Chicago, Illinois; and Matt Pardi, Kyle Chase and Whitney Varnau serving with Reliant ministries on Ohio and Michigan college campuses.   Support is given to some fifty mission partners and projects in Archbold, across Ohio, throughout the U.S., and around the world.