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2341 Kerstetter Rd
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
The mission of Wayside Chapel is to glorify God by proclaiming the Bible, God’s revealed Word, in order to reach the lost for Christ and to encourage and equip believers to worship and serve Christ.
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Wayside Church & Wayside Christian School, Bucyrus, Ohio

Church & Christian School

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Welcome to Wayside Chapel.

Established in 1963 in Bucyrus, Ohio, we’re an independent, Bible-believing church that is committed to the Gospel and reaching the lost for Christ.

Located in a rural farm community, the church continues to build and draw people to Christ and a wonderful church family. With an extensive and well-rounded pastoral staff, the church has a wide variety of ministries to offer, such as youth, music, Sunday school and much more.

The church is also home to Wayside Christian School, home of the Wayside Warriors. Established in 1973, we offer great academics, an exciting sports program and a fantastic music program.

Come visit Wayside Chapel! We have members from the following areas: Bucyrus OH, Marion OH, Oceola OH, Crestline OH, Galion OH, Tiro OH, New Washington OH, Nevada OH, Upper Sandusky OH, Wyandot OH, New Winchester OH, Mt. Gilead OH, Attica OH, Bloomville OH, Tiffin OH, and Sycamore OH. For more information, call (419) 562-2812.

About Our Pastors

Pastor Timothy Compton

Dr. Timothy Compton, Senior Pastor

Dr. Compton has been serving as Senior Pastor since 1996 at Wayside Chapel. After receiving his B.A. from Appalachian Bible Institute and receiving his Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, he started pastoring in Davenport, VA. After 16 years of ministry, God called Pastor Compton, his wife, Annette, and his two children, Krista and Timothy, to Wayside. Pastor Compton completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty University shortly after arriving in Ohio. A verse he claims is John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Pastor Rob Knepp

Pastor Rob Knepp, Assistant Pastor and Wayside Christian School Principal

Pastor Rob has been serving at Wayside since 2000. After attending Bob Jones University, he spent some time in Virginia as a youth pastor and then moved to Ohio with his wife, Maranda, and son, Tanner. Later, they were able to have Landon a few years after they moved. In 2007, he assumed the role of WCS Principal while also maintaining the role of youth pastor. He also is very involved in the extracurricular events of the school as soccer coach of the Wayside Warrior Sr. High and Jr. High teams. A verse he claims is 2 Corinthians 12:15 “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”

Pastor Donald & Holly Helman

Pastor Donald & Holly Helman, Music and Youth Pastor

Pastor Donald received his B.A. from Bob Jones University in 2011 and has served at the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in Brevard, NC for six summers. From 2014-2016, he was a Youth and Music Pastor in Massachusetts. He moved to Bucyrus with his wife, Holly, in May 2017 and has been our Youth and Music Pastor here at Wayside Chapel ever since. He claims Isaiah 12:2 as his verse: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.”