Our Story




How OCOAH came to be:

OurCityOnAHill was created out of the desire to make Christ known and unite believers of all walks of life in the name of Jesus in a place with no walls. “That they may be one as we are one.” (John17:22). We believe if we can see ourselves as one body, we can come together as a united and more powerful force to reach the lost and be a true city on a hill. This is a place to connect to God’s word, each other, pastors, testimonies, ministries, prayers, dreams, events and where Christ is moving in our city. Welcome!

Our team has been knit together by our common faith in Jesus Christ, God the Son, as our Lord and Savior. We share a common love of the One who has called us out of darkness and into His wonderful light, and a common respect for the authority of Scripture which we believe to be inerrant and God-breathed. We want to hear the different voices of our city who believe in Christ. This is not a site about doctrinal differences within the Christian faith, but about unity in Christ whom we all serve. OurCityOnAHill was created to celebrate what we have common: faith in Jesus Christ and hope in the Gospel that has the power to transform one person at a time in our city.

We invite YOU to join us in sharing Christ and His light. God has given each of us unique gifts, passions, talents, trials and spheres of influence to be agents of change in the place where we live. Who are you? What breaks your heart? And what is your special role to play in a world that is yearning for hope? We see the body of Christ like an orchestra. We all have different instruments to play and when we tune our lives to Jesus, a beautiful sound is created. We invite you to share your story, your dreams, your events, your ministry, your church, your passions, your light and your voice. Join us in uniting around our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and in seeking, serving and sharing His radiant light!

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!” Matthew 5:14-15 MSG

“The same glory you gave me, I gave them, So they’ll be as unified and together as we are— I in them and you in me. Then they’ll be mature in this oneness, and give the godless world evidence that you’ve sent me and loved them in the same way you’ve loved me.” John 17:22-23 MSG

Please help us show others the goodness of God who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light! Share and report the GOOD NEWS!


  • Share your testimony
  • Report on a “bright spot” where the light of Christ is
  • Introduce us to your Pastor
  • Introduce us to local people who have made a Jesus imprint on your lives
  • List your events, concerts, open Bible studies, etc.
  • Tell us about a local ministry
  • Inspire us with some “Soul Food” from the Word
  • Tell us about any local books, blogs, art, podcasts, music that bring Christ glory
  • All submissions to ourcityonahill.net@gmail.com. Please indicate the area of submission in the subject line.