Apple Creek United Methodist Church
269 W. Main St, P. O. Box 265, 
Apple Creek Ohio 44606, Phone 330-698-3101,

Pastor Kenn Curren
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Our present staff.

Choir, Bell Choir, more.

Apple Creek's history. Our ACUMC building upgrades. Just who is John Chapman?  Whatever happened to Edinburg Ohio? 

An interesting 180 year timeline of our leaders and staff.

New and old photos of ACUMC events. Do you have an interesting photo?  Get it here, we'll post it here.

Mission trips
Pastor Sam's trip to Guatemala, David and Pat Munn's trip to the Holy Land, Doug and Beth Wright, our missionaries in Africa, more.

Our newsletter, 
"The Messenger" and/or our Canal District's
"The Connector". Both are published monthly.

Activities Our Sewing Circle, the Community Food Pantry, Rummage sales, Christmas Food Baskets and more.

Reverend David F. Martin, his ministry is teaching.

Above: Making the Winter  warm, during a long Winter evening, Reverend and Mrs. David Martin of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church retrace a past summer vacation.

Reverend Martin originally set out to be a teacher. He holds a bachelor's degree in education from Kentucky University. "I enrolled at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton with no special plans except to give it a try for a while to see if I might be suited to a parish ministry". He came to ACUMC in July, 1975, after three years as associate pastor of Main Street United Methodist Church in Mansfield Ohio.

"Being a part of the staff at a large church is much different than being in charge of a smaller church" he said. "In a smaller church you are better able to sense the "pulse" of the people". "This is where I see my role, to help teach and give people opportunities to better learn what the Christian life is about".

Mrs. Martin is the former Jeanne Ellen Chiseck of Cincinnati Ohio, just across the Ohio River from Reverend Martin's boyhood town of Florence Kentucky.  Mrs. Martin is an accomplished painter of plaques. Reverend Martin and Jeanne had three children, Chad, Beth and Craig. When weather allows, David and family may frequently be seen bicycling in their Clay Street hilltop neighborhood. They also enjoy canoeing in local rivers and hiking at the Stark Wilderness Center.

During Reverend Martin's ministry, the old parsonage on Clay Street was sold for $32,000. A new parsonage was purchased on Emerson Road for $45,500.

In February of 1976, the church hired their first secretary, Shirley Watjen, for 5 hours a week, not to exceed $468. per year.

Photo on right was taken on June 11th, 1979.

This photo was taken as Reverend Martin transferred to the LaBelle View United Methodist Church in Steubenville Ohio. He had served here at ACUMC for four years from July 1975 until July 1979.

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This page was last revised on February 21, 2016