Born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, Pastor Jeffrey Corbett, served in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam Era Conflict. He has been blessed with three children - daughter Renee and husband Kevin, daughter April and husband Kyle, and son Anthony and wife Jessica. He has three wonderful grandchildren - Brennen, Tyler, and Adelyn. In October 2020, he married Martha Hanshaw in a ceremony at the church surrounded by family and friends. They reside in the area.
He graduated from Ashbury College with a Masters in Theology and was ordained in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. He began his calling in Science Hill, Kentucky before serving congregations in Ashtabula, Sebring, Marietta, and Alliance. He retired from the East Ohio Conference in 2015.
Jeff moved to Columbiana after retirement, where our own Dennis McNeal encouraged Jeff to consider JLC. A true testament of divine intervention is the only way to explain how Jeff showed up on our doorstep two days after JLC's pastor had taken a call elsewhere. Many prayers from our congregation were answered by our Lord.
Jeff starts each day with a smile giving thanks to God, and he brings an uplifting spirit to the pulpit each week that is truly contagious.
United as a family of God, we pray and serve others in our community as well as the larger church. We embrace all that God has given us - our lives, our bodies, our minds, and our relationships. We strive to proclaim the good news of God following our Lord's example.
We are a church within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). The ELCA was formed in 1988 by combining the former American Lutheran Church, Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church of America. God calls and empowers us for mission through baptism. We believe that while we are all sinners and make mistakes, God still loves us. He continually cares for us and forgives us.
We welcome you to join us in our journeys of faith - to celebrate, serve and grow. Regardless of your denomination or faith, everyone is always invited to celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Come worship and commune with us. There is always a place for you here.
Our Mission Statement:
A Church Family called to plant the seeds and gifts
of the Spirit to nourish God's Children