Our Congregation Today

Effective January, 2020 The Church of Christ at Forest Hill will welcome Matthew B. Hale and family to the congregation as the new full-time minister. Matthew (Matt) agreed to pastor our congregation, following Derwood Smith, PhD, who served 36 years as the Pulpit Minister. Derwood, also a retired professor and former chair of the Department of Religion at Cleveland State University, remains a faithful member of our congregation.

Matt will inherit a dedicated group of believers who are ready to begin a new phase of church life. Our membership prides itself in its ethnic, racial, social and economic diversity. We embrace a culture of love that welcomes everyone.

Programs such as “Leaning on Jesus and Each Other”, Prison Ministry, Red Hatters, Annual Clothing Drive, Holiday Gift Card Give-Away, “Angel Tree” program and “Feed My Sheep” food card program are active resources made available to our members and community.