In January of 2006 a small group of followers of Jesus began meeting at an abandoned church building in Danville, OH. Danville is a village located in the north-east corner of Knox County, OH. John Mullett preached the first sermon in the building on child development, which was an apt sermon considering there were more people under fifteen years of age then adults. While some of them are grown, and married, and some have moved away, Mohican Valley Door of Hope has grown to be a voice in our community.
After a few years, we were able to purchase the building and through an “act of God” we were able to renovate and expand the building in 2013-2014. Mohican Valley Door of Hope continues to expand its vision that being followers of Jesus has a sense of reality in our everyday lives. We are a historically Anabaptist church and embrace the Anabaptist understandings of how one should live in the present world.
We continue to have a large number of children and young adults. While this may carry challenges, it also brings a life, excitement and joy. We invite you to attend and discover our heart and passion to be the hands of feet of Jesus in our world today. To find real hope and a doorway into a more vibrant life in Jesus Christ.
Ezra was ordained as deacon in 2007, as assistant pastor in 2016, and as interim lead pastor in the spring of 2017. Ezra has been married since 1977 to Esther, the bride of his life, and a true Titus 2 woman. They are the blessed parents of three adult daughters and four sons, and the grandparents to nine lovely grandchildren. Family is a precious gift they cherish. That gift is not only realized in their biological family, but in the church family as well.
Ezra & Esther enjoy the outdoors… biking, hiking & campfires. They also like to travel. Ezra likes woodworking, and remodeling. Esther enjoys cooking. She also loves snuggling up on the sofa with a favorite book, or sharing a good cup of coffee with friends. A favorite Bible verse that speaks Ezra’s heart for himself and for those in his charge is…
II Cor. 3:18 ESV “And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”
John Mullett is married to the lovely Kendra and they have six energetic children. He and Kendra are charter members of Mohican Valley Door of Hope (MVDOH) and have served as part of the pastoral team at Mohican Valley Door of Hope from the beginning (January 2006). He was ordained for pastoral ministry in 2004 at Mount Zion House of Prayer near Utica, OH, before he and Kendra chose to assist in starting MVDOH in Danville. To support his family, John works out of his office at home as a financial advisor under Pleasant Wealth, LLC of Berlin, OH. Kendra works hard to support John’s ministry while keeping things operating smoothly on the home front, which includes coordinating schedules, directing homeschool, and maintaining order in a busy household. Occasionally, John enjoys ducking out for a little golf with friends or his children, which helps re-energize him for the many tasks at hand. Kendra enjoys reading, things that engage her creativity, and moments of solitude. As a family they enjoy traveling to visit family, visiting the zoo, playing piano, animals of all kinds, and spending time with church friends.
Gerald Eicher and his wife Grace and their 4 children live just outside the small town of Danville. Gerald and Grace were married in 2001. They have attended Mohican Valley Door of Hope from its origin in 2006, becoming members in 2007. Gerald and Grace have served in the role of Deacon at MVDOH since late 2015. Gerald is managing partner of a small family construction company specializing in interior trim installation. He appreciates and enjoys beauty whether in nature, architecture, literature, or music, as well as just a good cup of coffee. Grace is passionate about bringing God's beauty into the home, church, and community. Together they enjoy serving the Lord and His kingdom, biking, working around their place, and a bit of travel now and again.