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


Our Staff 

Jamie Blickensderfer
Senior Minister
Jim Borton
Connections Minister
Matt Miller
Worship Minister
Micah Veihl
Student Pastor
Junelle Jones
Elementary Director
Kristen Parker
Pre-K Director
Michelle McClelland
Office and Communications Director
Traci Fawcett
Carlos Allen
Facilities Manager


Our Elders

Chip Hershberger
Luke Lester
Jason Smith
Bret Kettlewell
Adam Wilson
Travis McClelland

What We Believe


Core Values


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.
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