Welcome to East Main Street Christian Church
East Main St. Christian Church was organized in 1852 under the leadership of a circuit-pastor named Dr. Silas Blount. The church had 18 charter members and met in a barn belonging to William Harmon. In 1854, a “meeting house” was constructed on the east bank of Big Duck Creek. In 1893, the church employed the first resident minister, George W. Alford, and the church grew to a membership of 240. This explosive growth led to the construction of a new church building in 1899 located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets, which is still in use today. Since then the building has been expanded three times – an annex was added onto the sanctuary in 1914, the education building in 1956, and most recently the new addition in 2008. For 166 years, God has blessed the church with faithful people, strong leadership, and a desire to be a living witness for Christ in the world. We celebrate our heritage while looking forward to a future filled with hope and promise. We exist to bring people higher in Christ through worship, deeper in faith through study, and wider in love through mission and service.
Roger has been the senior pastor at East Main for 26 years! He loves chocolate, but has an even deeper love for the Lord.
Associate Pastor/ Music Director
Raphael handles the music, band, choir, social media, and tech side of things. Pray for him and his many hats!
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
I am 32 years old and married (Caitlin) with a four-year-old (Isabelle) little girl. I have recently graduated from Wesley Seminary with my Masters in Divinity.
Marcy is an incredibly organized wedding coordinator. She is very active in the community inside the church and out.
Administrative Assistant (Priceless Treasure)
Cathy has been the office coordinator for the church for over 25 years. When I asked her about her job she said, “It’s the best job ever!”
Connections: Upcoming Events
We have a busy week ahead with lots of opportunities for worship. Sunday, April 14th, we will celebrate a Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m. A Maundy Thursday "Prayer Path" on the 18th at between 6 and 8 p.m. and two Easter Services on the 21st (9:30 and 11 a.m.). See you then!
We're starting a study on the 40 Days of Prayer by Rick Warren. Connect groups are small groups that will share life though this series.
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