Our history.

On September 20, 1901, the organization of Cleveland Christian Church was perfected. Elder WIlliam Dunkelburger was called as the first pastor. Service were conducted for some time in the school house on the east side of town. The organization was incorporated December 12, 1901.

The Christian Church was the first group to erect a house of worship in Cleveland. The building was completed in June 1902. The site of this first church was directly across the street from where the Church of Christ building now stands; and a home just east of this first building was built as a parsonage for the Christian church minister.

On June 8, 1923, lots were purchased for $2500 to build a new building to house Sunday School classes and a worship center to replace the previous building that was being outgrown. The building was complete with a basement. Our present gravel parking lot south of today’s building was the site for this new building. The building was built at a cost of about $40,000.00 and moved into in 1927.

This is just the beginning of a rich history of First Christian Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma. The church has continued on in her service to her Lord, Jesus, boasting in the Lord Jesus Christ for her success as a beacon in the community of Cleveland, Oklahoma.

Check out our vision to see what we are seeking to accomplish for the glory of God as we continue to keep in step with HIS Spirit.