Weekend Worship Experience

Sunday Worship Services

9:00 AM Traditional

11:00 AM Contemporary


We suggest arriving a few minutes early so we can get to know you a little and you can grab a coffee, cappuccino and a treat in our Connection Café and visit Connect Central. Children’s programs are available at all worship experiences.

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To cultivate Christ-centered relationships through small groups and serving opportunities.

To worship Jesus, love others, serve people, and give generously to glorify God.

To see lives transformed by the living and loving power of God.

Neal Whitney



Pastor Neal was born on a farm north of St. Marys, Ohio and lived, worked and farmed there till he was 42. He also was a part of a John Deere implement dealership, played ice hockey and at one time, and owned an interior decorating store. His experience is wide and varied. God called him into the ministry at 42 and it has been the joy of his life since then.

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Pastor Kelly is a lifelong resident of Elida, Ohio! She went to school here, graduated from Ohio State University, and taught in the Elida School system for 30 years. Upon retirement she had no idea what God had in store for her, but God did, and today she is co-pastor at Allentown! She is living proof of the fact that God knows what is next for us!

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Kelly Waltz



Shane is a lifelong resident of the Lima area graduating from Bath High School and attending the Bowling Green State University as a music major. He has served many years as worship leader for area churches, camps, music festivals and too many special events to mention. He is a master at bringing God’s Truth to life through music!

Shane Hollar

Director of Music

Stacy Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Stacy is at the hub of everything that happens at Allentown. She performs more daily services to everyone around her than we have room to share here. If you need to know something, Stacy is the person to call!!


Rosie is also a lifelong resident of Elida. She has invested years of her life in lay ministry speaking at many churches in the area. Prayer is at the center of her heart for God. We are so thankful Rosie leads our prayer ministry and serves in many other areas of our mission and ministry.

Rosalie Lora

Prayer Team Leader

Renee Whitney

Children's Leader


Renee is Pastor’s Neal’s wife and has been a school teacher all her life. She dearly loves children as THE passion of her life. She also loves the Lord and so enjoys sharing Jesus with the children each and every week.


Deb Franks serves alongside Renee with our 5 year old to 5 grade children. Deb is retired from Chase Bank and his children and grandchildren of her own. They serve together to make sure our children have the finest teaching possible.

Deb Franks

Children's Leader


Tim and Tammy Smith are veteran youth leaders with decades of experience in leading  youth. They have raised 3 children of their own and love to serve youth in our church. They lead our Sunday evening High School youth ministry and camps in the summer time.

Tim and Tammy Smith

Youth Leaders

Samantha Smith

Youth Leader

Jamie Fields

Youth Leader


Jamie Fields and Samantha Smith lead our Middle School youth ministry on Sunday evenings concurrent with the High School Ministry. Both have extensive experience with youth and love them with all their hearts!


DJ Cockerel leads our Sunday AM High School Youth ministry concurrent with our 11:00 AM worship experience. The  youth have a fun filled and Bible filled experience each and every week with DJ who has a heart for teens as well!

DJ Cockerel

Youth Leader

Reed and Becky Nutt

Youth Leaders


Reed and Becky Nutt lead our Sunday AM Middle School youth ministry also during the 11:00 AM Worship time. They too have decades of experience in youth ministry and want to see our teens grow in the Lord, and have fun too!!

What We Believe

About GOD

God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic and loving. God is all knowing and purposeful, so He is always at work to bring about His will. No person, thing or idea compares to God.


About the Scriptures

God reveals Himself to us through the Bible, and it is 100% accurate, reliable, and authoritative.


About People

People are made in God's image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God's intention, or ideal, for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, even though He wants an intimate relationship with each of us.


About Salvation

That is why Jesus, God's Son, came and lived on this earth, died and rose again. God offers His free gift of salvation to all who believe in Jesus and accept Him as Savior. This is the only way to be forgiven and reconciled to God.


Anyone who accepts this gift is adopted as a son or daughter into God's family and will live with Him forever in heaven and have a great life here on earth!

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4900 Allentown Road

Elida, OH 45807

(419) 339-2558

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