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Divinity Lutheran Church
God had His eye on the village of Parma Heights. Here were people in need of a church. God opened the eyes of neighboring pastors and concern was voiced for establishing a mission congregation in the growing area.

Under the auspices of the American Lutheran Church, a large Georgian home at 6607 Pearl Road was purchased on April 26 1948. It was used both as a home for the congregation where services were held downstairs and home for the pastor and his family upstairs. The first service was held September 19 1948 and the congregation was officially organized February 27 1949. Charter Membership closed with 73 confirmed members on April 28 1949. 

With a vision to the future, the present site was purchased. As the congregation grew steadily, enlarged quarters were needed and they moved to Parma Park School June 7 1953.

Rapid growth was now evident in the community and Divinity grew with it. The congregation became self-supporting in January of 1955 and on July 24 ground was broken for Divinity's first church unit. An additional education wing was added. On September 19 1965 — Divinity's 17th anniversary — the special dedication plaque was consecrated.

With grateful, joyful hearts, Divinity's current sanctuary was dedicated Sunday, November 28 1965. Three arms, symbolizing the Persons of the Trinity, flow into the tower creating a dramatic sight as its 120 feet point to the heavens.