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

Service is at 10:30 every Sunday – we would love for you to join us!

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: imperfect people loving imperfect people.  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 any difficulties that may arise, being an example of what love really is.  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.

Want to know how we are actively turning our community upside down?  Check out our outreach page for more information.



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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 week 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.  And get to know our staff and Elders a little bit better 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 short Bible story just for the kids.  They are then dismissed for class (3 years old – 5th grade) for the remainder of service.  More about those classes can be found here.  If you have a child under the age of 3, we LOVE for them to be in service.  We understand that infants and young toddlers will make noise, cry, move around, and more and that’s okay!  We don’t mind at all.  Jesus said to let the little children come and we wholeheartedly embrace that.

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

Church, Building, Welcome, Dayton, Rural Valley, Pennsylvania, PA, NuMine
Our Building, right along 839 between White Oak Golf Course and the Fair Grounds.

Staff & Elders

Pastor Luke & Laisa Seidler

Pastor Luke serves as youth pastor for the community youth group.  Laisa runs the children’s programs.  They are a team in everything they do.

Luke:   Facebook

Laisa:   Facebook   Instagram

Stephanie Brocious

Stephanie is a mother of 3 and serves as our Administrative Assistant. She also helps with the Ladies Auxiliary for the local fire department. She is an avid baker and also coaches her daughter’s softball team.

Jean Christoff

Jean and her husband Mitch have been long-time attendees of the Church of God.  She leads the women’s group, Servant Heart Ministry.  They provide donations of pillows, care baskets, and more for local nursing homes, dialysis centers, schools, and beyond.

Jim Zimmerman

Jim has been with the congregation since he was in his teens. He started at the original building prior to the new church being built. He has served on the Board of Trustees and currently serves as Chairman on the Board of Elders. Jim also serves as the head of Security for our congregation having been a former law enforcement officer.

Tammy Hancock

Tammy serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Elders.  She is a saint for her dedication and hard work for many years.  Previously, Tammy and her husband Ken poured lots of love and service into the children’s ministry.



Dan Hill

Dan serves on the Board of Elders as Financial Secretary.

Suzanne Schrecengost

Suzanne is blessed with the ability to easily communicate with others. She has been apart of this congregation since the age of 5, taught classes, served on boards and committees and currently serves on the Board as an elder.

Charlie Smith

Charlie serves on our Board of Elders and also serves behind the scenes during service – running the worship slides, sound, and video.



We believe in cheerful giving (2 Cor. 9:7).  How is God calling you to generosity?

By giving to this church you are helping to make a difference in the local community.  Not only are you helping to keep the lights on here, but you are also empowering individuals to “go and make disciples,” caring for the “least of these,” and turning our community upside down!

Thank you for joining us in spreading the Gospel.  We are eternally grateful.

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1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

   Service Time

   Office Hours


10 AM-12 PM