Long-time preacher Don Kelley of Kirkpatrick Church of Christ — one of the unincorporated Marion County community of Kirkpatrick’s two historic Christian churches — in front of the churches painted baptismal mural in January 2020.

Kirkpatrick Faith-Based Traditions & Spiritual Arts


One of two longstanding Christian Churches in Northeastern Marion County’s unincorporated community of Kirkpatrick, the Kirkpatrick Christian Church — founded in 1832, when Kirkpatrick was known as LeTimberville — has long been a staple of faith, verbal arts, unaccompanied (or piano-accompanied) hymnal singing, and community foodways & festival for Kirkpatrick and the surrounding agricultural communities of Northern and Eastern Marion County. Presided over by long-time pastor Don Kelley, the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ is known for their unadorned gospel style, direct faith in the printed word of the Bible, and for lively community potluck gatherings on the first Sunday of the month, which draw together local foodways traditions from around the country. These events happen in the church’s Family Life Center, funded through a substantial donation by long-time church members Kensel & Opal Clutter. Local historian & prairie restorationist Kensel Clutter celebrated his 100th birthday with his church community in January of 2020.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ is “Worshipping God Three Ways,” including a masked, socially-distant traditional “inside the building” service, “drive in” service with access to Pastor Don Kelley’s sermon via local FM 90.9, and remove livestreaming service via Pastor Don Kelley’s Facebook page.

For more on the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ’s long history, see the Church’s Our History page on their new website.


Kirkpatrick Church of Christ: 5154 Columbus-Sandusky Road North || Marion, Ohio || 43302

Contact Pastor Don Kelley or the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ via phone or the new Kirkpatrick Church of Christ website to inquire about public health & safety measures, masking/distancing requirements, & protected options for vulnerable community members (including livestreaming & parking lot/microradio options) during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kirkpatrick Church of Christ: 419.845.2580

Check out the new Kirkpatrick Church of Christ website, with updates on weekly services, offerings, & links to livestreams for Sunday services!:


Sunday service; Bible study; food pantry & community outreach; hymn singing; monthly church potlucl


Spiritual Arts; Verbal Arts — Pastoral Traditions; Music — Spiritual/Traditional Hymnal; Foodways — Church Potlucks