On the Market: The Iconic First Christian Church

text and photos by Lynne Rostochil.

First Christian Church

With a congregation that has dwindled considerably over the last 15 years, it was no huge surprise to hear that the beloved First Christian Church complex is on the market for a whopping $8.2 million.  The price includes all 31.8 acres of land, the main church buildings (sanctuary, education building, Jewel Box theater), the former William Alexander Youth Center (now home to Trinity School), and the nearby administration building.

John Malget, pastor of the church, hopes that a new owner will buy the property and love it as much as they have for the last 60 years.  Fingers crossed that happens.

We will keep you posted on the sale.  In the meantime, here’s a story that Lacey Lett of KFOR did on the sale:

Landmark First Christian Church unsure about future after land goes up for sale

And here’s the listing with ominous wording about development opportunities for the land: