First Christian Church, Galesburg, IL
(Disciples of Christ)


Our Church

      First Christian Church of Galesburg was founded in 1872.  We are a manifestation of the church body known as "The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  We have been worshiping and witnessing at this location since 1916, though the building was not completed and dedicated until 1928.

      As "Disciples of Christ" we are one of over 4,000 similar congregations across the USA and Canada which had its origins on the American frontier in the early 19th century.  Founding fathers of our church organization were Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone,and Walter Scott.  Since its beginning the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has endeavored to promote unity and to increase respect and understanding within the family of God.

     As Disciples we strive to remain obedient to the Lordship and teachings of Jesus and the New Testament by practicing a faith which is socially relevant and intellectually sound.  Members are bound together in fellowship and service by belief in the central "confession" of the New Testament, that "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God."

     In Illinois there are about 190 congregations of Disciples with over 50,000 members.

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