The Well opens permanent location on Old US-24

Josh Kesler (background), senior pastor at The Well, checks out the lighting board with Marvin McNew Jr., worship and communication pastor. The church will hold its first service in its new location on Sunday, Aug. 11. Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On July 21, after tearing down the stage and stacking chairs, members at The Well breathed a sigh of relief as they marked the end of one era and the start of a new one.

After meeting at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA since the summer of 2011 and prior to that, Flint Springs Elementary, the church will hold its first service in its new permanent location on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m.

Josh Kesler, senior pastor, says the location and building was chosen after a lot of prayer and searching.

"We prayed for direction as to where God wanted us to be to reach the community," Kesler says. "After years of searching we found this location."

The church is located on the site of the former Huntington Lumber building on Old US-24. Kesler says the main building underwent major renovations.

"The main building has been extensively remodeled to accommodate the growing church family with a large sanctuary, several offices, multiple rooms for the children's ministry, and a large common area for the youth group and other gatherings," he notes.

Kesler adds that the church is eager to get to know the surrounding community.

"We are a relational church," he says. "The leadership and church have a desire to get involved in the community in practical, personable ways."

Service time for the church is Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Well is a part of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ USA, which is headquartered in Huntington.

On Aug. 17, starting at 6:30 p.m., the church will host an open house and ice cream social to give community members a chance to tour the building and meet the leadership staff and other members of the church.

For more information, contact Kesler or Marvin McNew Jr., worship and communication pastor, at 358-9303 or visit

The Well is located at 1883 Old US-24.