To serve as a lighthouse, offering a beacon of hope by bringing people to Christ and strengthening believers in their faith through biblical teaching, authentic worship, healthy relationships, compassionate service, and effective outreach. 

We believe the church is called to be a light in the world in which we live and to offer a message of hope and love that is founded upon God’s grace. At HFCOG we strive to love God and love others as we learn what it means to live in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. Our pastors bring messages that relate the scriptures to where we live today as we together seek to grow in our faith.



Our congregation was founded in 1917 as a church plant by the West Poplar Street Church of God in York, PA. The church began meeting in a rented room on the third floor of a building located on Center Square in downtown Hanover. In 1921 property was purchased at 337 Frederick Street and it was there the church met in a temporary wooden structure until 1927 when the church building was completed. Over the years, the Lord blessed the ministry offered by the Hanover First Church of God and as the church continued to grow in 1997 we moved to our current facility located at 600 Fairview Drive.


We are part of the Churches of God, General Conference which is headquartered in Findlay Ohio. For more information about the Churches of God go to cggc.org
Sunday Worship Services:
The Hanover First Church of God (HFCOG) currently offers four worship services every Sunday morning.
We offer two traditional worship services, one at 8AM and one at 11AM in the chapel. These services utilize both familiar hymns as well as more recent songs and choruses. The organ and piano provide the basic accompaniment, but from time to time wood winds, brass, and other instruments may also be used.
We also offer a “contemporary” service at 930AM and 11AM which meet in the Fellowship Hall. This service features a more informal atmosphere with newer praise songs and choruses led by a worship team using guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums for the accompaniment and several vocalists.
At all of our services our Pastors share messages that are relevant to the time we live in and are Biblically sound designed to help us grow in our Christian faith