Our Vision: To see communities turned upside down through the next step of obedience.

We are so glad you stopped by!  In today’s world “church” is many things.  Our aim is to be the Church as Christ intended.  We want to welcome those who enter our doors, for the first time or for the 100th time, to feel accepted and loved.  We want to reach out and make a difference in our community.  We want to do life together as a family – working through difficulties that may arise together.  And we want you to be a part of that!

Take some time to look around.  Please make sure to contact us for any questions – we will be happy to answer.

Our current sermon series:

Love, Dayton First Church of God, Dayton, PA, Rural Valley, Numine, Yatesboro, Jesus, One Another, JohnSome of the very last words of Christ before the crucifixion were “Love one another.”  He did not, and does not, take this command lightly.  Come and hear just exactly what this means for us today.


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We are so glad you decided to find out more about Dayton First Church of God.  We hope you will take the time to look around.  Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

What to Expect

At Dayton First Church of God, we have a “Come as You Are” attitude.  No expectations and no requirements for stepping through the front door.  Each weeks we have greeters at both entrances.  If you have any questions or need any help, let them know and they will be happy to assist you.  Find out more about what we believe here.

Common Questions

  What should I wear?  Whatever you are comfortable in.  Casual or dressy – there is usually a mix!

  What will the music be like?  This is also usually a mix.  We favor contemporary music but also throw in traditional hymns to celebrate our history and where we came from.

  Is there anything for my kids? Yes!  We start our worship service with everyone together so that kids can learn and grow as we worship together.  After singing, prayer, and our offering time, the pastor will read a Bible story to the kids.  Then they are dismissed for class time during the message.

  How long is the service? Our  service lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Christmas Eve, Service, Dayton, Rural Valley, Shannock, Candle Light

Christmas Eve

Join us Christmas Eve for a candle light service.  There will a special children’s sermon this year as well (complete with candy canes).  Make this a new family tradition!


All are welcome.

Sermons & More

Oneness (11/19)

The Oneness we can enjoy is the kind that the Son enjoys with His Father: “May [they] be one as We are one.”

But the enemy of our souls does not want this to take place; he uses our difference to bring about isolation, division, and disunity within God’s Church. Conflict does happen in any and all relationships where people come together… are you married… have children… co-workers… our enemy would use conflict…

Core Values

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Find & Contact


1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

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Closed Monday
Tue – Fri 8am – 4pm