Our Story

How it all started...

We began our history on Nov. 24, 1877 and have been on the same corner since our first building was erected in 1879.  A new pastor came in 1924 and saw the need for a revival.  In the fall of 1925 evangelist, Carl Kircher led a great spiritual uplift and FPC became a working organization that became a power in the community.  This is the roots to our motto today: “Christ’s Church in the community, for the community, serving the community.

The old wooden frame church was replaced with a new brick building in 1926.  This church continued the housing of the great spiritual awakening within the community, until 1989 when that building had to be razed and a new church was built.  Our latest addition to our building has been a new wing and new kitchen added in 2016.  With these new facilities we are able to do many more things for the community such as an annual Police Appreciation dinner for our Police Department and a community wide free Thanksgiving Day lunch with all the fixings.

Our past has laid the foundation for who we are and we are equally excited about the future God has in store for us.  In the words of Jesus, as found in John 15:5 reminds us, “I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in Me, and I in them, bear much fruit; because apart from ME you can do nothing.”  All that we are and hope to become comes from the strength and faith that is ours through Jesus Christ.

We would love for you to join us and become a big part of our present and our future.  Together, we can all be Christ’s Church, in the community, for the community, serving the community.