Local Religious Communities

Oberlin College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) serves as the college’s connection with a large number of local religious communities to help meet the religious needs of the Oberlin campus and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships. ORSL encourages members of the campus community to explore these religious communities, some of which offer as part of their congregational life significant young adult and campus ministry programs and services. Local religious communities relate with ORSL through the Director of ORSL. For more information, please contact the Director of ORSL.


Christ Temple Apostolic Church
370 W. Lincoln St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-2805
Services: 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Elder Laurence Nevels



Mt. Zion Baptist Church
185 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-3045
Service: Sunday, 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Fred Bell

Peace Community Church (American Baptist)
44 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-3031
Service: Sunday, 10 a.m.
Reverends Mary and Steve Hammond


Empty Field Buddhist Community
Kendal at Oberlin
600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 574-1570
Meditation: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
John Sabin


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-6791
Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
Father Robert Cole

Sacred Heart Chapel (Spanish Masses)
4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain, OH 44055
(440) 277-7231

Christian Missionary Alliance

Christian Missionary Alliance
125 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-3537
Service: Sunday, 11 a.m.
Pastor Lester Allen


Christ Episcopal Church
162 S. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-2501
Services: Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Father Brian Wilbert


Oberlin Friends Meeting
Education Center at Kendal
Meeting: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
David Snyder, Clerk
440-574-9501 or 440-935-3176


Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple
7733 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129
(440) 888-9433




Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue (Conservative)
1715 Meister Road, Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 282-3307
Service: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Temple B’nai Abraham (Reform)
530 Gulf Road, Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 366-1171
Service: Friday, 7:30 p.m.


First Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
603 Washington Ave., Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 244-6286
Services: Sunday, 7:45, 8:45, and 11:15 a.m.
Reverend Dr. Linwood Chamberlain Jr.
Reverend Jimmy Madsen

Grace Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-3271
Services: Saturday, 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.
Reverend Josh Moldenhauer


First United Methodist Church
45 S. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-1178           
Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Andy Call

Rust United Methodist Church
128 Groveland St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-4905
Service: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Pastor Kevin Coleman


Islamic Center of Cleveland
6055 W. 130th Street, Parma, OH 44130
(216) 362-0786
Friday Prayer: 1 p.m.

Non-Denominational Protestant

Church of the Open Door
43275 Telegraph Road, Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 323-4644
Services: Sunday, 9:00 and 11:00 am
Pastor Jim Mindling


SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
2238 E. 32nd Street, Lorain, OH 44055-2018
(440) 277-6266
Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 9:30 am
Father Basil Stoyka


House of the Lord Fellowship
251 Hollywood Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8652
Service: Sunday, 11:30 am
Reverends A.G. Miller and Brenda Grier-Miller

Seventh Day Adventist

Park Street Seventh Day Adventist Church
99 S. Park Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-1266
Service: Saturday, 11:00 am
Pastor Steve Valles


Guru Nanak Gurdwara
4220 Broadview Road, Richfield, OH 44286
(330) 659-3748

Unitarian Universalist

Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
355 E. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-0355
Service: Sunday, 10:00 am
Reverend Mary Grigolia
Director of Religious Education Joanne Rahn
Commissioned Lay Leader Candidate Cal Frye

United Church of Christ

First Church in Oberlin
106 N Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-1711
Service: Sunday, 10:00 am
Reverend David Hill
Christian Educator Brandy Bring