A Note from Pastor Alan

Pastor Alan Hicks Hello, and welcome to the website of St. Paul United Church of Christ, located at 225 East Gates Street in Columbus, Ohio.


St. Paul is a small but very diverse neighborhood church located in the Merion Village community, just two blocks south of historic German Village. Our members are as unique and beautiful as the neighborhood we reside in. As a congregation and as members of God’s family we come from many different generations and many different walks of life. Yet, we celebrate that variety by the oneness of our faith in God, united in spirit, and always seeking to extend the love of Jesus Christ to all we meet. 


Our deepest desire is to bring glory to God through engaging others with the love of Christ, while serving our community’s needs and helping to change lives through the inclusive message of God’s love and forgiveness. It is our ambition and our hope that St Paul will not only be a place for all kinds of “family” to be together, in safe space, but also a place where people of all cultures, all ages, all races and all life experiences can discover the love of God in a new and genuine way.    


On this website, you will find a small offering of our life as a church, including items about our various ministries, activities and mission work currently happening at St. Paul. But to truly experience us, you must “come and see” for yourselves. I encourage you to join us for Sunday morning worship, and we most certainly look forward to getting to know you.



Alan Hicks, Pastor