Our History

On November 29, 1971 the first meeting of a group of people who sought to be known as "Christians only" met in the American Legion Building in the nearby city of Clayton. Individuals from Rabun County who had been traveling to distant Christian Churches in Clarkesville, Cornelia, and Toccoa decided the time was right to have a Christian Church in this Clayton/Mountain City/Dillard/Franklin area. On January 23, 1972 the congregation was formally organized and incorporated as a non-profit group in the state of Georgia.

Charter membership was finalized July 31, 1972 with twenty-three adult members. The present property in Mountain City was purchased in 1973. A frame building was constructed and later moved to the rear of the property to become our fellowship hall when the present brick sanctuary was completed in 1985.

In March 1999, the congregation began construction of an annex to the front of the existing house of worship. Most work was done by men and women in the congregation. Total cost was approximately $66,000. The project was dedicated debt free on June 4, 2000. In February of 2000, First Christian Church helped begin a new congregation in the Franklin area of North Carolina by giving about 25 faithful members to the new work in that fast growing region. Today this church is still doing well each Lord's Day and has built their own house of worship.

A special celebration of 30 years of ministry at First Christian Church was held in November 2002. The original church building, which had served as fellowship hall for many years, was replaced with a new metal building. Bricks from the original building were used in the facade of the new Christian Life Center, which was completed in December 2003. First Christian Church of Mountain City is a non-denominational church. It has absolutely no legal ties to any religious organization. The congregation is patterned after the model revealed in the New Testament of the Bible, the church established by Jesus Christ and the apostles. This congregation has no ecclesiastical structure beyond that of the local church, no creed but Christ, and no book of rules except the Bible to guide its members.

Our Vision

To become a Biblically-functioning family of believers growing...

  • Deeper through worship
  • Larger through evangelism
  • Stronger through discipleship
  • Warmer through fellowship
  • Broader through ministry