165 N. Toussaint St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449



The mission of St. Paul United Church of Christ is to prepare and equip the members of our church family and others for works of ministry and service, so that we may grow in unity of faith and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, thereby becoming mature in the faith and received the blessings of be fully “in Christ.” (based upon Ephesians 4:12-13)


We are part of the United Church of Christ and share in the dedominational view of extravagant welcome and a still speaking God. 


It all started...


St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregation of Oak Harbor, Ohio, was organized on August 24, 1879 with 27 charter members.  Rev. Jacob Linder, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Church of Elmore, Ohio, was present that day when the newly drafted Constitution and by-laws were adopted and signed.

    The congregation purchased a small frame church on the corner of Ottawa and Toussaint  Streets.  A Ladies Aid Society was organized with 11 charter members.  The first resident pastor was Rev. August Langhorst, a former missionary in Africa.  He was called May 2, 1880 and served faithfully for five years.  Shortly after his arrival in June 1880, a Sunday School was organized.  In December 1881, action was taken to build the first parsonage, which was constructed at a cost of $1,143.00.

  • 1885: In March Rev. F. Franz was called to serve as pastor

  • 1887: In March, the cornerstone for the first brick building was laid and it was dedicated in 1888.

  • 1890: In January, Rev. Jacob Linder was called as St. Paul’s third pastor.



  • 1903: Rev. John H. Holdgraf began ministry

  • 1903: Began to teach Sunday School in English instead of German 

  • 1907: An English-speaking service began. 

  • 1913: Rev. Henry C. Klutey began ministry

  • 1915: The current parsonage was built. 

  • 1924: Rev. Armin Egli began service as minister. Following his unexpected death in1927, Rev. Armin Egli’s father supplied the pastorate until the spring of 1928. 

  • 1928: Rev. G.W. Krause began ministry

  • 1930: A new cornerstone was laid and our current stone building was dedicated for worship.

  • 1932: Rev. Otto Doenges began ministry

  • 1955: Rev. Carl Bormuth began ministry

  • 1958: Education building was built and dedicated. This building was also used for public kindergarten classes. 



  • 1973: Rev. Eugene Hegemeir began ministry
  • 1988: The congregation called an Associate pastor, Rev. Don Corbin.
  • 1994: The congregation was remodeled to be handicapped accessible.  
  • 1997: Rev. Roddy Dunkerson began ministry
  • 2006: The congregation called Rev. David Voll to be their twelfth pastor. 
  • 2008: Rev. Kyle Timmons was called as their first full time Associate pastor. 
  • 2016: Rev. Scott Cunningham was called to be the Associate pastor.
  • 2023: The congregation called Rev. Darryl Hamm to be their pastor.




Pastor Darryl Hamm

Pastor Darryl Hamm accepted our call & began sharing The Word and leading us in February 2023.  He and his wife, Jennetta along with their three children, Hannah, Isaac and Abbigail moved from Pennsylvania.  He enjoys spending time with the children, watching baseball and learning anything and everything about anything and everything.



Carol Pennington- Office Manager 

Carol Pennington has been our office manager since 2004. She is the mother of two adult children, Laura and Douglas. She enjoys running, sports, reading and politics. Carol enjoys going to the Toledo Mudhens and Walleye games, and Columbus Crew.