First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in Owensboro, KY in November 1860, just 28 years after Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone and others founded the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination. After worshiping in borrowed space for a decade, the church decided to build its own building at JR Miller Blvd between Fourth and Fifth Streets. In 1905, a new church located at 7th & Daviess Streets (later the address was changed to 700 JR Miller Blvd.), was dedicated on land donated by Mrs. Nannie Wilhoyte. In 1930, a new education building, organ and the newly remodeled sanctuary were dedicated. Over the next few decades, the building at JR Miller Blvd. would be remodeled and extended multiple times to fit the functions of a growing and thriving church.
During the night of March 18, 2013, the sanctuary was struck by lightening and the entire building was destroyed by fire. While a devastating loss for this vibrant community, plans were soon drawn up and ground broken to rebuild. On November 13, 2016, we held our first worship service in the Fellowship Hall of the new building. On November 20, 2016, we worshiped for the first time in our new sanctuary and celebrated the baptism of 9 youth.