our story



Redeemer is a new church in Parkersburg. We are a redeemed community living out the gospel where life and culture meet. How do we do this? We Connect to Christ, Grow in Community and Serve Others.

Our story begins with folks who have encountered the grace of Jesus and are deeply committed to growing together in their love for God. This love compels us to serve the people in our city.

From the center of the city the gospel will be lived out in neighborhoods spread in all directions. This is a picture of what the gospel does in our lives. Church is not an additional activity to end the week but the central hub of our life together. We come together to center our lives in Jesus as we begin the week. The grace of Christ, once experienced and believed, will impact the whole life of the believer. Our discipleship will cultivate a faith that transforms us into missional living. Missional Living means people provoked to transform the ugliness of culture rather than be offended by it. We will experience restoration in our lives, community, and workplace as Christ makes all things new.

To learn more about what makes us drives this work and shapes us to be the community God has called us to be listen to our Core Values sermon series.


While serving as an Associate Pastor at The River in Blacksburg, VA, Jim Sallie and his wife Becci, received a call from God to go “home” to plant a new church. Parkersburg is home to Jim and Becci, who both graduated from Parkersburg South High School. After 26 years in Virginia, they are settled back in Parkersburg.

God is gathering a people for this new work here in Parkersburg. Since Fall 2012, a group has met regularly, with monthly preview services beginning August 2013 and weekly Life Group meetings throughout. In February 2015 we began weekly evening worship services as Lent began. August 2015 we moved to Sunday morning worship services in a former Jewish Temple on 20th Street. September 2016 we moved to 2210 Fairview Ave. (Parkview UMC), in the midst of the city God has called us to serve.