Coolville, Ohio: Ohio's Smallest Church

This 10 by 14 ft. Healing Chapel seats eight in its four pews and is open to travelers 24 hours a day. Janice Middleton has continued to maintain it since husband Lloyd passed away in 2006.
County Road 63, Coolville, OH
Ohio's Smallest Church is across the street from an Ohio rest stop. It is just off of US Route 50 between Athens, Ohio and Belpre, Ohio on county road 63, east of Coolville.
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Tiny church.

Ohio's Smallest Church

This was such a neat find! Right across the street from a rest area.

[teamReames, 10/22/2014]

There's nothing more calming for the soul than a tiny church.

Tiny church.

Ohio's Smallest Church

Lights didn't seem to work, and it looked as though people were leaving offerings of cans and food at the altar. Great rainy day venture with my fiance.

[Faxson & Seleen, 06/07/2014]

Ohio's smallest church.

Ohio's Smallest Church

The kitschy religious decor and entertaining guest book ("find the $20 I hid in the bible!," "Jesus help me and Brittany be friends 4 ever!") were gone this time when we dropped by. A hole burrowed in the wall under the light switch contained homemade crosses and scraps of paper with prayers, however Ill-advised and fire-hazardy that might be.

[Kitsa, 06/20/2012]

Tiny church.

Ohio's Smallest Church

It was cute and so small and came with a 90 minute free DVD of Rev. Bob preaching from October, 2009.

[Angela & Matt, 02/12/2010]

Tiny church.

Ohio's Smallest Church

Real church - a place of worship. Not sure if any services are held. Small building has lighting, pews, guest registry, donation box. Open always.

On the rainy day we stopped the door was slightly difficult to open. We thought it was locked. But another "tourist" leaving stated the door was sticky and to give it a push.

[Michael Kenefick, 06/15/2008]

This Tiny Church contains a rather nice crucifixion painting and a pulpit probably not intended for photo ops -- but who can resist?

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