Our Story

In 1974 after receiving his BA from Lee University, Pastor Tony & ShirleyAnn Scott came to Toledo, Ohio with a vision to impact the city by helping people connect with God and to reach their full potential. In just a short time, a small congregation in Sylvania of 45 began growing…

A new auditorium was added to the church property. For the next 25 years, the Church played a central role in reaching out to the community with this message: The Balanced Life – Spirit, Soul, & Body. Due to a rapidly growing congregation, the church began looking for additional property to expand. We were shown the property on Strayer and, after a year of negotiations, the campus was finally ours.

With a new name and identity theChurch on Strayer provided an opportunity to create inspiring new ways to reach Toledo. theChurch is made up of people of all generations and cultures reaching out to our community. Our choice of “theChurch” best fits who we are and what we do. Church is a verb. We are theChurch because we DO church.

Another campus opened in Fremont, Ohio, we call it TheChurch on 53, and is reaching the community in a powerful and relevant way.

theChurch now has three locations: the Maumee Campus on Strayer, theChurch on 53 in Fremont, and theChurch Online. Today, more than 3,000 people attend the weekend services. The future is more campuses in surrounding cities.

God is at work at theChurch! It is exciting when the focus is simple & the people are free to go after God with passion.

We are Biblically functioning community of believers, pursuing total transformation...Spirit, Soul & Body.

In every service, ministry, and outreach, we desire to bring people closer to God and into a relationship with Him. It is always our goal to accomplish this by showing how God’s Word is applicable and relevant to everyday life.



REACH people far from God both locally and globally.
Serving Others, Inviting Others

TEACH people the transformational way of Jesus.
Learning together, Becoming fully devoted 
followers of Christ.

TRAIN people to impact every arena of their life.
Creative Leadership Training and Development, 
Connecting you with excellent, proven, spiritual
transformation tools.

RELEASE people to fulfill their God-given destiny.
Ministries of theChurch, Interns, Leaders, 
Church Plants, Outreach, Missions

Saturdays: 6pm Sundays: 9am & 11am Online Campus Anywhere and Everywhere

3000 Strayer Road Maumee, OH 43537