Welcome, We’re Glad You’re Here
When you come to visit NOW Church you will find a loving environment full of friendly people, honest and passionate for worship. You will hear a relevant, practical, inspiring message based on the Bible. We encourage you to come dressed the way you feel most comfortable to hang out with family – because you are.
– Pastor Joe
NOW Church is called to reach those that are far from God and disciple those that are following Him.

Our vision is to help you

Connect, Grow & Serve
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Connect

Connect with God & Others
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Grow

Grow spirtitually, physically, financially and emotionally

Serve

Serving Jesus allows us to love & lead like Jesus
What to expect at
Our Services

Service
Our service starts at 10am each Sunday and lasts about 90 minutes.  Our Dream Team will welcome you as you enter the service. For 5th grade children and younger, NOW Kids offers unique programs which are age appropriate.  We always have complimentary fresh coffee, lemonade and snacks at our NOW Café.

Connect
After attending a weekend service, we encourage you to visit our NOW Center and pick up a swag bag of goodies. This is a place where you can get more information and find your next step.

Service Time & Location
Sunday Mornings at 10:00am at 111 W. Mulberry St. | Baltimore, OH 43105

Staff | Ministries

Meet Our Team

Pastor Joe Grubbs

Pastor Joe Grubbs

Lead Pastor

 

Get to Know Pastor Joe
With a handful of people and a vision to reach this community for Jesus, Pastor Joe founded NOW Church in 2013. Joe studied at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX as well as, World Harvest Bible College (Valor Christian College) in Columbus, OH. Joe has traveled extensively internationally, ministering the Gospel. serving as Youth Pastor in Roanoke, VA., and Staff Minister in Greenville, SC.

Pastor Clayton Warren

Pastor Clayton Warren

Associate Pastor

 

Get to Know Pastor Clayton
Favorite Food: Steak.

Favorite Hobby: Anything to do with guns.

Favorite Book: Historical fiction written by Louis L’Amour and the Bible of course.

Favorite Thing to do for Fun: Boating and camping with my family.

Favorite Bible verse: is Joshua 24:15 & Numbers 6:24-26

Michelle Crook

Michelle Crook

NOW Executive Director

 

Get to Know Michelle

Favorite Restaurant or Food: Mom’s country style steak, homemade mashed potatoes, baby lima beans, brown n’ serve rolls, and lemon pie! 
Favorite Sport/Hobby:  RUNNING! Walking with my Chiefy – a Lab, Pit Bull, Sharpei mix.
Favorite Book:  Really? So many……Holy Spirit Encounter NLT Bible, Letters to the Church by Francis Chan (2019 must read), Jesus Revolution by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn, Peace with God – The Secret of Happiness – Answers to Life’s Problems- by Billy Graham so love because it surpasses all time!
Favorite Thing to do for Fun: LOVE Spending time with my daughter, grandson, and husband but I especially find my time with my best friend, Amanda FUN!! 
Favorite Bible Verse: Can’t choose one. TRUTH….all of them!

KIANA THOMAS

KIANA THOMAS

NOW Worship Coordinator

 

Get to Know Kiana

Favorite Food: Turkey Sandwich  Favorite Sport/Hobby: Basketball/Football
Favorite Book: The End of Me by Kyle Idleman
Favorite Things to do for Fun: Hike, Nap, Read, Music
Favorite Bible Verse: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” – Matthew 6:10

Diana Ragan

Diana Ragan

NOW First Impression/Events Coordinator

 

Get to Know Diana

Favorite Restaurant or Food: Max & Erma’s Potato Skins
Favorite Sport/Hobby:  Scrapbooking, any type of crafting! Sport – anything that my kids are playing
Favorite Book: ‘War Room’
Favorite Thing to do for Fun: Spending time with family and friends – laughing!
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not fear for I am with you. Do not be afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

Jill dorman / jody deeds

Jill dorman / jody deeds

NOW Kids Coordinators

 

Get to Know Jill and Jody

Jill Dorman:

Favorite Sport/Hobby: Crafting
Favorite Book: “All the Places You Will Go” by Dr. Suess
Favorite Things to do for Fun: Craft, Read, watch OSU Football
Favorite Bible Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Phillipians 4:13

Jody Deeds:

Favorite Sport/Hobby: I enjoy recreational tennis and volleyball.  My hobby passions are hiking and taking pictures in the wilderness.  Capturing beauty in nature keeps me grounded and in awe of God’s glory.
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Things to do for Fun: Spending time with family and friends; being goofy with my kids and husband, laughing so hard we’re in tears; Watching old black and white movies; listening to music, especially Disco; and hiking.
Favorite Bible Verse: “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” – John 15:16

Incredible KID Centered Service for INCREDIBLE KIDS!

NOW Kids is an age-appropriate, safe environment for children ages 3 months-5th grade. Check-in downstairs in our Kid’s Ministry area beginning at 9:45 am (a NOW Dream Team member will escort you).

Your kids are our kids! 

Your First Visit:

We will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.  

K-5th grade: School-aged children are invited to gather in a large group setting to hear a Gospel-centered, Christian-living message. They will sing, and dance to worship songs, have a snack and interact with other children while doing a craft.

Nursery: The little ones meet in a group setting. This is for 3 months – preschool years. Age-appropriate snacks provided. 

Through our fun and engaging Sharefaith curriculum we strive to:

  • Impress on their hearts the need for a Savior
  • Invite them to a love relationship with Christ
  • Ignite in them a love for others
  • Involve them in service, because we want them to know that they are not too young to impact the world around them for the glory of God.
Learn About

Our Beliefs

About God

God is the creator of all things, seen and unseen. God is eternal and honestly good, knowing all things and holding all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity. He is three persons, yet one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The creator of compassion, God seeks to love and be loved by us. God desperately desires a relationship with us. As we journey through life, God is constantly leading us into a relationship with him based on compassion, community and commitment.

Exodus 3:14 | Numbers 23:19 | Leviticus 11:44-45 ; 19:2 | Psalm 11:4-6 | Malachi 3:6 | John 3:16 ; 4:24 ; 5:26 ; 14:1 | Acts 17:28 | Romans 3:3-4

About Jesus Christ

God displayed himself in human form through his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of the virgin, Mary, and lived a sinless life. Displaying his commitment to God and us, he died on the cross for our sins. Jesus Christ was then buried, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into heaven.

Isaiah 7:14 | Matthew 1:18-23 ; 3:17 ; 8:29 ; 14:33 ; 16:16 ;28:5-6 | Luke 22:70 ; 24:46-47 | John 1:1 ; 1:14 ; 10:30 ; 11:25-27 ; 17:1-5 | Acts 1:9 ; 2:22-24 ; 7:55-56 | Romans 1:3-4 ; 3:23-26 ; 8:1-3 ; 10:4 | 1 Corinthians 8:6 | 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 | Gal 4:4-5 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Colossians 1:15 ; 2:9 | 1 Timothy 2:5-6 ; 3:16 

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ. Exemplifying community, the Holy Spirit gives each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love among Christians. The Holy Spirit also teaches, comforts and empowers us. Genesis 1:2 | Psalm 51:11 ;139:7 | Isaiah 61:1-3 | Joel 2:28-32 | Mark 1:10 | Lk 1:35 ; 4:1 ; 11:13 ; 12:12 | John 15:26 ; 16:7-14 | Acts 1:8 ; 2:1-4 ; 13:2 | Romans 8:9-11 ; 14-16 ; 26-27 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | Ephesians 1:13-14 | 2 Peter 1:21 | Revelation 22:17

About The Bible

We believe God speaks to us through the Bible.  The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. We believe that God’s unchangeable Biblical message ought to be presented in a relevant way portraying a real hope, to real people through a real God. It’s our desire that this message is free of religious jargon, and is understandable to our community. Deuteronomy 4:1-2 | Psalms 119:11 ; 89 ; 105 | Isaiah 40:8 | Matthew 22:29 | John 5:39 ; 16:13-15 ; 17:17 | Romans 15:4 | 2 Timothy 3:15-17 | Hebrews 1:1-2 ; 4:12 | 1 Peter 1:25 | 2 Peter 3:16

Service Time: Sundays at 10:00am