OCC is an established ministry with roots in outreach to children and youth in the Orchards area of
. In 1908, the American Sunday School Union organized a Sunday school to provide Christian education for families in the developing but rural Orchards area of
. The attendance and activity with the Sunday school and corresponding youth group grew. The Sunday school led to the formation of a church starting June, 1910 with six charter members. It was called Lewiston Orchards Congregational Community Church.
In 1973, the name was changed to Orchards Community Church (OCC) after separating from the Congregational Church Conference. OCC stands as a non-denominational evangelical community church.Since 1910, OCC has been led by 11 lead pastors included the current Senior Pastor, Mark Brewster, who started in September, 1984. Under Pastor Mark’s leadership the church has grown extensively. The focus today is the same as when the ministry started, to make spiritually seeking people into fully-devoted followers of Christ.