History

Originally founded in 1863 as the German Reformation Church of Louisville, we are a congregation of growth and change. Our first records show that 14 people were served communion at a service in November of that year. In 1869 we changed our name to the "Reformed Church" and welcomed all who desired to worship. Rooted in the principles of the reformation and its challenge to rethink, remold, and reform our spiritual lives, we changed our name two more times between 1924 and 1957 when we officially became Paradise United Church of Christ.

We have been and still are a congregation committed to the scriptures, dedicated to service, open to the word of God, obedient to the Holy Spirit, and ever striving to be faithful in the imitation of the life of Jesus Christ.

 
 
 

Worship Staff

 
 
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Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. David M. Anderson, Jr.

 

Education

  • AA Religion (1993)
  • BS Christian Ministries (1995)/ Emmanuel College
  • MA Theological Studies (1997) 
  • ThM Master of Theology (2000)/ Columbia Theological Seminary
  • DMin Pastoral Counseling (2017)/ Liberty University

Contact

david@paradisechurch.org

 
 
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Music Director

Patricia Fallot

 

Music Programs

Vocal Choir
Kids Choir - Thursdays after school
Adult Choir - Thursdays at 7pm

Bell Choir
Jr. Joy Ringers -
Joy Ringers (Adult Bell Choir) - Thursdays at 6pm

 
 
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Organist

Jared Goldinger

  • Jackson High School (2018)
 

Jared Goldinger began as Paradise Church’s organist in May of 2018. He graduated Jackson High School in 2018, and will be attending Stark State college for 2 years, followed by the University of Akron for his Music Educator’s degree. His hobbies are entirely based around music. When he’s not playing the organ or piano, he’ll be writing music, whether it be for piano, orchestra, and everything in between. He has played the organ in cities including Canton, Akron, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, and even Chicago. He began playing organ when he was 15. However, he began playing piano when he was just 7. 

 

Office Staff Members

Associate Worship Leader - Cliff Varian

Administrative Secretary - Theresa Marks: theresa@paradisechurch.org

Finance Secretary / Business Manager - Anne McKarns: anne@paradisechurch.org

Building / Grounds Supervisor - Barb Foutz

Custodian - Sharon Allgood, Lyn Shank