Our Story

Forest Hills School

The vision of Genesis began in September of 1995, when husband and wife team Pastor Chris Lane and Pastor Jane Lippert gathered in their living room with a core group of 20 to pray, plan and launch a thriving mission and ministry in the Ada/Forest Hills area.  Soon the gatherings moved to a township hall and later to Forest Hills Central High School auditorium.


In 2005 Genesis UMC moved into its current location at Watermark Center–a 23,000 square foot renovated and recycled chrome plating plant. Named for an expression of celebrative hope, Genesis is a place to begin, belong and become.