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This congregation was organized back in 1855, The group began outgrowing homes of members and started meeting in the Masonic Hall on the southwest corner of the square on Jefferson St. 

Women of the church met together for tea, and the beginning of mission work was born.  The first church was an oblong frame building. built at the corner of Third and Green at a cost of $6,000.  The second and Jefferson St.Church was an imposing structure dedicated on Sept. 13, 1914 at a cost of $31,000.  In 1953, a new wing was added for the purpose of providing additional classrooms.  The wing was built joining the church at the southwest corner; it was completed in 1953 at a cost of $10,000. 

Many factors entered into making the decision for still another move.  The need for more parking space, stairs which caused restrictions for the handicapped, a need for expanded classrooms and general improvements to the building were among the main ones.  Congregational action was taken on June 13, 1962, with the decision to relocate. 


In December of that year, the land which the church currently resides on East Ohio St. was approved for purchase and in November of 1962 a building campaign was held with the goal of $75,000.  The building was completed at a cost of $280,000 not including furnishings. The building was completed in 1966. Many additions have been made to the grounds and inside since 1966. The present building will, no doubt, be renewed and repaired many times in the years to come with the same love and dedication by its members.


Prior to 1905 (Dates and tenure unknown)

Rev. G.W. Longan

Elder Gillette

Elder Henry J. Speed

Elder James Phenix

Rev. Gage

Rev. William Birge

Rev. J.A. Mink

Rev. N.M. Ragland

Rev. G.W. Terrill

After 1905

Rev. A.N. Lindsey  1905-1938

Rev. Paul Stauffer 1938-1941

Rev. Allen Estill 1941-1945

Rev. Albert B. Hensley 1945-1946

Rev. George S. Caroland 1946-1952

Rev. W.O. Harmon 1952-1953

Rev. William Bradley 1954-1957

Rev. N. Vernon Blankenship 1957-1966

Rev. Don Slaughter 1966-1969

Rev. Harold Ball 1969-November 30, 1979

Intentional Interim of Service Clark L. Hargus January 1, 1980 – September 1981

Rev. Jim Beaumont July, 1980-September 1981

Intentional Interim of Service Debra Purviance October 15, 1981-April 11, 1982

Rev. Mark L. Prevo April 1982-1988

Interim Rev. Richard J. Eichenlaub  1988-1989

Rev. Howard L. Cupp Jr. 1989-2007

Interim Pastor John Wrench April, 2007 – November, 2007

Assistant Pastor Linda Bishop July, 2003 – December, 2005

Pastor David Dubovich 2007 - 2015

Pastor Tim Wessley Feb 1, 2016 to present

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Disciples of Christ congregations celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday; the table is open. That means that all Christians are invited to respond to Christ's invitation to draw closer to Him around the communion table. For Disciples, the open table is a powerful symbol of our deep commitment to the Christian unity. The open table honors diversity even as it celebrates unity in Christ.

Like most Christians, Disciples Affirm:

  • Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God

  • All persons are God's children.

Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:

  • Open Communion. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

  •  Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to followtheir consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

  • Baptism by immersion. In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

  • Belief in the oneness of the church. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

  • The ministry of believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.

Who is a Christian?
I answer, everyone that believes in one’s heart that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God; repents of one’s sins, and obeys him in all things according to none’s measure of knowledge of his will.
---Alexander Campbell, 19th Century Disciples forebear

Our Vision – Disciples of Christ
To be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. (Micah 6:8)
Our Mission – Disciples of Christ
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

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