FRIENDS CHURCH: WILLOUGHBY HILLS STORY
For over 138 years, Friends Church has ministered to the people of Cleveland and beyond; founded in 1883 by James & Meribah, Friends Church: Willoughby Hills has become a staple of Northeast Ohio. Over the last 100-plus years, we’ve established universities, revived struggling Friends churches, and planted two life-giving churches. Together we have stood strong through the years; there have been peculiar ties of friendship that have bound us; each year has brought its quota of joys and sorrows, victories and valleys, but never have we allowed our joys to elate us beyond measure and never have we hidden behind defeat and refused to go forward. The Holy Spirit has faithfully fulfilled His office by encouraging, checking, and working out His divine will in us. In 2021 we hired Pastor Kyle Reynolds, a son of the house, to come and lead our congregation. Since then, we’ve experienced incredible growth and are now positioning ourselves to victoriously fight for our next generation to ensure Friends Church has another 100 years of helping the family of God grow in their faith, find freedom, and build a better future.