We will meet you & Welcome YOU where you are. We don't care about your past, we care about your future.

Real couples from our church tell their stories of getting through terrible times by faith

On a very special evening, Curryville Church heard from Billy Graham and also 2 couples of our own.   They offered their own real life experiences of getting through tragedy and extremely heart wrenching times by faith in Jesus.


An update, since this evening, Danny and Kim have safely delivered a baby boy. We thank the Lord for new life among us.

Welcome From Pastor David Stiles

I'm glad you've come to check out our church online.

We live in very troubling times. . . everything is changing and a lot of things don’t work like they used to,  including “Church.”  As a pastor, I get that and am constantly developing my delivery system for putting the timeless message of Jesus out there, so others can “get it” too.

A New/Old Way to Do Church

My mission is simple:  I was called to make disciples who follow Jesus passionately.

My role model for my mission was pretty radical during His 3 years of ministry.  His name is Jesus of Nazareth.   He taught in large groups and small groups, wherever He went.  Jesus also made meaningful relationships and invested in people.

That’s my goal and here’s how I do it:  On Sunday mornings I offer my main message of the week.  Beyond that, I offer 4 opportunities every week for people to interact with me face to face in a smaller setting.

1. Disciple Group – During the Sunday School time slot.

2. 2nd Shift – Monday evenings at 7:00pm. -  A small, very informal “alternative” gathering for adults.  The message is presented via a conversation, in our schoolhouse building.

3. Wednesday Evenings – I teach the youth group lesson

4. On Thursday mornings at 10:00 am, I offer a time to hang out and talk about the Bible’s message.  Also in our schoolhouse.

In these smaller settings, we really get the conversations rolling and questions are welcome.

Real, living faith in God is ours through a relationship with Jesus.  And our only real source of hope, that can’t be taken away from us.

Christian Faith has NOTHING to do with the traditions of man or the “religious” things you may have been told to do.  I understand that many folks have had bad experiences in churches.  I’ve been here 13 years, made many mistakes and learned from them.

We aren’t perfect, so we are willing to welcome you just as you are.  You can be in the middle of a divorce, wearing ripped jeans and covered in tattoos and we will welcome you.

Christianity is often attacked and joked about, but Jesus is like those punching bags my friends and I had in childhood.  No matter how many times you punch Him, He just keeps popping back up again.

Dark times come upon people who turn away from Him.  He is our creator, so that’s just a natural consequence.


The Christian faith has been under attack since it began.  Remember, Jesus was crucified and most of the original leaders were also put to death.

I take the Bible as the absolute, unchanging WORD OF GOD. Together, we take it and learn the ways of Jesus. It is through Him that we get into heaven, but also into a more joyful way of living right here and now as we move closer and closer to living according to His plan for our lives.

With that in mind, I use everything at my disposal: technology, music, drama and other surprises to provide a fast paced message that will hold your attention and hopefully still be in your mind and heart on Tuesday morning.

When Jesus called His first followers, He used words like “follow me” and “come and see.”
So, we invite you to “come and see” with us as we continue our journey of following Jesus.

Here then, are my CORE beliefs:

1. God, of the Judeo Christian Bible Created all things.
2. Mankind fell from God’s Perfect Creation
3. Jesus is the only way to return to right relationship with God
4. True repentance means change
5. The Bible is the absolute Word of God {Moral issues are clearly covered}
6. The Holy Spirit was sent to guide us & provide His gifts
7. The Lord Jesus will return.


If you are a church "insider," you might like to know who I listen to in the world of preaching:  Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, Ravi Zacharias




My Christian Journey:
I would identify myself as a "Graceful Conservative." If you look at my "Core" beliefs above, the conservative side of Theology is where I am. My history of life as a Christian has taken several unique twists.
Here's the short version. When I was born, my parents were attending a Church of the Brethren. However, for most of my childhood and youth we went to a Lutheran Church. In college my wife and I attended and got married in a Spirit Filled United Methodist Church. Once we landed in this area, we attended a Grace Brethren Church for 5 or 6 years. After that, I was called to be an Asst. Pastor at Altoona Full Gospel Church. Then, I accepted the call to Curryville Church in late 2000.

Legalists or extremists may say that I'm too "fuzzy" or offer some other negative or polarizing term. I call myself BALANCED. I've been on the inside of various Christian traditions and I have no regrets about my past experiences. They have enabled me to see "true Christianity" from several angles, and thus I can work with a variety of people.


The Bible I use and recommend, ESV Study Bible