The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

Rev. Gary Heimbach Appointed District Superintendent

Gary Heimbach HeadshotRev. Gary Heimbach has been appointed by the South Central District Board of Trustees as the next South Central District Superintendent. Gary will assume his new duties on July 20th.

Gary is a native of Wheelersburg, Ohio and grew up in the Cedar Street Church of Christ in Christian Union in New Boston, Ohio. At nine years old, Gary accepted Jesus as Savior at the altar of our Nipgen Junior Camp.

A 1989 graduate of Wheelersburg High School, Gary enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering. Not long afterward, following years of struggling and running, Gary accepted the call of God to a life of ministry and was entirely sanctified October 29, 1989. Gary enrolled at Ohio Christian University in January 1990, graduated in 1993 and was ordained in the old tabernacle on the Mount of Praise Campground in August 1993. During his years at OCU, Gary traveled with the college quartet in our churches and youth camps and worked in the enrollment department and student services. 

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General Council 2018 Update


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The Churches of Christ in Christian Union met Tuesday, June 19th, and Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, for the 36th General Council at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. Ministers, delegates, and denominational officials elected officers and considered resolutions for the coming Council terms. Many significant votes were taken. 

Read more: General Council 2018 Update

MMM Announces 2018 CCCU Missions Banquet, Annual Project

The 2018 CCCU Missions Banquet, sponsored by our Mission Minded Men (MMM), will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 5:00 PM at the Crossroads CCCU in Circleville, Ohio.

Dr. Dan Schafer, the President of World Gospel Mission, will speak from his heart about the Great Commission and challenge participants to take new ground for the Kingdom of God. Ohio Christian University’s Ablaze will be singing.

Read more: MMM Announces 2018 CCCU Missions Banquet, Annual Project

Donate Now for Hurricane Maria Relief in Dominica and St. Croix

In September, the Caribbean islands of Dominica and St. Croix were hit with two major hurricanes, including Hurricane Maria which struck the island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of over 150 miles per hour.  Both islands were devasted by these storms.  There are sixteen CCCU churches in Dominica and one CCCU church in St. Croix.  Nearly every church was damaged, and many churches were severely damaged.  

Donate Now for Hurricane ReliefDonate Now for Hurricane Maria Relief in Dominica and St. Croix

Missionary Prayer Requests

  • Steve & Debbie Cartwright, daughter's Stephanie's physical needs
  • Steve & Debbie Cartwright, addiction recovery ministries
  • Rev. Gene Mattox & Dr. Ruth Tipton, teaching responsibilities at Christian Union Bible College in PNG
  • Join us in praying that the Lord will call more workers into the harvest.
  • Pray also for those traveling in the US raising support and supporters for the ministries. Ask God to to give them safe travels, effective communication of the vision and the need, and a cheerful and generous response.

Click here to see the TiPS for Missions page for more information, praises, and updates.

OCU Hires a New President

Dr. Jon Kulaga has been hired to be the 11th president for Ohio Christian University (OCU). Kulaga will start August 1st and comes from Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has been the chief operating officer and chief academic officer for 10 years. He received unanimous approval by both the OCU and Churches of Christ in Christian Union boards. Kulaga fills the role vacated by Dr. Mark Smith, OCU's president since 2006, who will become the president of Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, on July 1st.

Read more: OCU Hires a New President

Current Prayer Requests

  • Mrs. Chera Duvall, physical need
  • Mrs. Chris Arni, physical need
  • Rev. Robert Sayre, physical need
  • Rev. Grover Blankenship, physical need
  • Caribbean Churches and Families
  • Donna Sollars, physical need
  • Open Churches