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How we Began

The Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Lancaster, Ohio began in 1900 with about 20 disciples.  They first held a prayer meeting in the home of Joseph Newlun who resided on Chestnut Street. They continued to hold prayer meetings for several weeks in various homes.

It was on July 1, 1900 that they held their first church service and became known as the First Church of Christ of Lancaster. In January of 1901, they held a revival in the Baptist church building which sat on the corners of Columbus & Mulberry streets, which is where the Essex Wire Corporation now stands. As a result of that meeting, the church membership increased to about 60.  J.H. Bristor who held the revival would then become the first minister of the church.

Well much has happened since our early days.  The church would eventually move to its current location in Lancaster and renamed the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

God has answered the prayers of our founders many times as we now have a membership over 300.  We have trained men to travel abroad through the United States and around the globe.  The amount of people who have served the Lord full-time as a minister or missionary are too  numerous to tell. Yes, God is good! 

He continues to use this church as a hope center and a place of refuge.  He continues to change lives and provides nurture for every family that comes through our doors.

It is our hope that you too will become a vital part of our rich heritage.  Join us in this cause as we speak the truth in love to those who are part of this wonderful community and as we point others to know the Savior of the world.