FIRST Mission:

Glorify God by helping people surrender to Jesus and become more like Him.

FIRST Vision:

A Christ-centered people, transforming lives and impacting our community.


Who we are:

Here’s the deal, First Christian Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. First is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom. For a deeper look, click here to view our statement of beliefs.

Where we came from:

First Christian Church started in 1953 as a group of 76 people who desired to start a New Testament community. We broke ground at our first location on John Street in 1956 and after extensive growth and faithful ministry led to relocation and expansion at the corner of Curtis and Staley Roads in 2003. Since then, we have been able to bless our community with a family playground, meet new neighbors developing around us, and most importantly, seen over 1,000 people surrender to Jesus in baptism.


Where we're Headed:

As of the fall of 2017 we became one church in two locations, launching our Urbana, Illinois Location at Lincoln Square Mall. With full house attendance every Sunday, we are excited where God will take us as we continue to live out our dream of helping as many people as possible surrender to Jesus.

What this means for you:

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at First Christian Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the FIRST family. Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.