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"A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels."

Proverbs 1:5

Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience
is an interactive virtual reality experience that gives you a small glimpse of what it is like to experience homelessness.

My Night of Living Homeless by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Schave is a reflection of a night that he and Pastor John spent with the homeless community in OTR.


"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me."


Matthew 25:35-36

Mind Estranged is a novel written by church member Bethany Yeizer on her experience with schizophrenia and homelessness.

The CURESZ Foundation was founded by Bethany Yeizer to provide educational and supportive resources on schizophrenia.

Mental Health

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."


John 14:27


“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


Dietrich Bonheoffer

Pastor John’s Statement on Racism was released in June 2020 in light of George Floyd’s tragic death.

Explore other statements from the Lutheran Church, books, and informational videos on racism.

All Are Welcome!

Join us for service every Sunday, in person or online, at 10:00 AM EST.

1528 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 621-7265

P.O. Box 881
​Cincinnati, OH 45201

A Message from the Pastor

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has been, and continues to be a diverse church in the Over-the-Rhine / Cincinnati community. We have a long history of serving those struggling within the cycle of poverty, those experiencing homelessness, those with addictions, lack of education, and to all people whatever their struggles, regardless of race and economic status.


We first opened our doors on Race street in 1871 and continue to serve everyone in the community. We are an outward focused church, meaning that we not only welcome all people inside our doors, but we intentionally reach out and serve the community, with many Prince of Peace "Mercy Ministries."


Over-the-Rhine has changed a great deal in the 150+ years we have been in existence, but we remain steadfast and follow as disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and serve all of God's people, regardless of race or economic status.

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