The Ohio State University alumnus Joel Penton will bring the message this Sunday, March 1 at County Line Church of the Brethren. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome. Joel travels the nation bringing the Gospel of Christ to schools, churches, and gatherings of youth for the Central Ohio Fellowship for Christian Athletes.

Joel was born and raised in Van Wert; he and his wife now reside in Columbus

During his five years playing football for OSU Joel was recognized for both his athletic and academic achievement. He received the prestigious Danny Wuerffel Trophy, also known as the "Humanitarian Heisman". It is a national award that recognizes ONE college football player in the entire country who best combines outstanding community service with athletic and academic achievement.

You can learn more about Joel on his web site at:

You are cordially invited to the Sunday morning services at County Line church of the Brethren March 1. Sunday School opens at 9:30 a.m., church services begin at 10:30 a.m.

County Line Church is located on the Hardin-Allen County Line Road, at the Sandusky Road intersection, just 2 ½ miles north of State Route 81.

For further information or questions you may call the Church week-days between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 419-649-5364, or see our web page at