WHERE WE ARE

 

1429 Saint Marys Road
Junction City, KS 66441

History

The First Christian Church of Junction City, Kansas was founded in 1860 by G.W. Hutchinson and F.M. Brannick with 13 members who eventually passed on by 1894. In 1905 the church was reorganized with 26 members meeting in a hall downtown. They purchased a small church building on the corner of Fifth and Adams streets in 1906, which they moved to the corner of Eighth and Madison in 1907.

In 1922 the church building was torn down and a new sanctuary was built to accommodate the growing membership. By 1952 the church had grown to 360 members and two worship services were needed. By 1959 the church had added a three story educational wing and redecorated the sanctuary.

In 1968 the church purchased 5 acres of land in the southwest part of Junction City. In 1976 Dr. Maurice Graham joined First Christian Church as the Senior Minister. On April 23, 1978, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of building. The church was built primarily by the hands of the church members.

Upon Dr. Graham’s retirement in 1986 Darel Boston came to First Christian Church. During his ministry the church saw growth in numbers and the need to furnish the basement and purchase a bus. In 2003, upon the retirement of Pastor Boston, Ronnie Roberts, then the Youth and Family Minister, became the Senior Minister.

Who we ARe

First Christian Church is a body of believers that exists to bring glory to God by making disciples, meeting needs and unifying believers. We are a church that highly values scripture, believes in the power of Christ-centered community and seeks to engage the world around us with the truth of the Gospel.

SUNDAYS

9:00 AM - Sunday School for all ages
10:00 AM - Worship

Our worship offers the opportunity to join with other believers in giving thanks and honor to God through praise, the sharing of the Lord's Supper, and the hearing of God's word.

Staff

Ronnie Roberts
Senior Minister

Ronnie joined First Christian in 1995 as the Youth and Family Minister. He worked in that capacity for eight years until pursuing a preaching minister position. As you might imagine, Ronnie stays busy with weekly sermons, pastoral care and other outreach opportunities. He also works along side the elders of our congregation to provide spiritual direction to First Christian Church. Ronnie is married to Linda and together they have two sons and two daughters.

Eric VonSpreckelsen
Worship Minister

Eric joined First Christian Church in July 2008 as the Worship Minister. Eric graduated from Nebraska Christian College with degrees in Church Music and Pastoral Studies. Before coming to Junction City, Eric was the Director of Housing and a Guitar Professor at Nebraska Christian College. Eric is married to Bridget and they have three daughters.

Matthew Johnson
Youth and Family Minister

Matthew joined First Christian Church in June 2012 as the Youth and Family Minister. Matthew graduated from Ozark Christian College. He is married to Andrea and they have two children.

Trisha Elder
Secretary

Trisha has been a member of First Christian Church since 1996. She became the secretary on June 1, 2011.  She is married to Gregg and they have two married daughters and two grandchildren.  

Dennis Wood
Custodian

Dennis joined First Christian in 1982 and shortly thereafter assumed the position of custodian. He has been faithful to this church through the years by maintaining our grounds and building and to this community by preparing our church for weddings, funerals and various social gatherings. Dennis is married to Lois.