New Sermon Series: 
“The Light Has Come”
Sunday December 4th @ 10a
Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
Thursday December 8th 4p-8p 
If you are interested in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, register by clicking the link.
Watch Live Sundays @ 10AM
First Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational, Bible believing Christian Church, which strives to be real people with real faith in this real world. We strive to represent the timeless truths of the Bible, in a culturally relevant manner during our 60-minute worship service that features live music, communion and Bible teaching from one of our teaching pastors. 


Kids have the biggest imaginations! Our volunteers in Kid City capture their creativity so they can learn about God in an interactive way, and begin living out their faith at home, school, and wherever life takes them.  Through age-appropriate lessons, worship and creative Bible teaching, we are committed to providing an environment that is safe, clean, and fun for your children while you enjoy the service.

Weekend Service Time & Location

Sunday, 10:00a
First Christian Church
104- 3rd St., NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
MAILING ADDRESS:  PO Box 474, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say welcome! Our goal at First Christian is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life. When you come to First Christian on a weekend, our aim is that you would be inspired by the music, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people & be reminded that God’s grace is here!
Gathering Times 
Sunday: 10:00a
We want ALL people to FIND and FOLLOW Jesus
Christ came to earth with a mission. To find people and invite them to follow Him. The church is called to be a movement and create a movement of people living “on mission” with God.
“God has us here on purpose, for a purpose, on mission, for His mission.” -Christine Caine
Jim Borton
Senior Pastor
The Church
Our History
It is a rare privilege to be part of such a church as First Christian with a great historic past. Alexander Campbell, one of the founding fathers of Christian churches, preached several times in New Philadelphia. James A Garfield preached as a guest minister in this church before he became President of the United States. We are blessed to be part of a rich heritage of faith. 
The physical building of FCC has undergone many changes that date all the way back to 1844 when the first building was erected. Our stained glass windows are original to the building that was dedicated in 1899. The Kid City wing was built in 1958. The original design of our auditorium and social hall took shape in 1975. Today we are blessed with our current structure that underwent a major renovation in 2004.


What We Believe



Core Values



Our Staff

Jamie Blickensderfer
Associate Pastor
Matthew Miller
Worship Leader
Kristen Paker
Pre-K Director
Junelle Jones
Elementary Director
Michelle McClelland
Office and Communications Director
Micah Veihl
Student Pastor
Carlos Allen
Facilities Manager
Traci Fawcett
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