First Christian Church Opens New Addition | Religion
Troy, Mo. – The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 1302 Boone Street in Troy, celebrated a historic first grand opening on November 21 for its new $1 million addition. Nearly 30 years have passed since the last inauguration of the church, when they opened their current fellowship hall, offices and main entrance. The grand opening was for a nearly 4,000 square foot space that will include classrooms, a conference room and more restrooms, which the growing church desperately needs.
The building committee, chaired by George Tucker and Dr. Scott Falls, studied, surveyed the congregation and planned this addition for nearly three years, ultimately settling on a design submitted by architectural firm Michael Baalman and Associates, d ‘O’ Fallon. Martin General Contracting from Eolia was chosen as the contractor.
Owner Mike Martin is also a member of the First Christian Church.
The First Christian Church is one of the oldest churches in Troy, begun in 1856 – and once occupying the Unitarian Universalist Church, now part of Hechler Hardware, then later moving to Second Street, where they worshiped until in the early 1960s when they moved to their current location.
The church’s growing ministry includes two weekly worship services, an active children’s and youth program and sponsors First Step Preschool – a premium preschool starting at age two. It also offers a before and after daycare program.
Reverend Dr Jeffrey Moore is in his seventh year as Chief Minister, while Associate Minister for Families and Youth Reverend Seth Rash is in his third year.
Members of the construction committee, called the Dreamers, included: Bob Whitworth, Mike Cannon, Jan Burlison, Rob Bruce, Reverend Darrell and Joy Faires, Shaun Marshall, Kurt Saale, Mike Martin, Justin St. Pierre, Chairman of the Board Directors Rollin Heaton, Preschool Director Jaimie Simms, Co-Chairs George Tucker and Scott Fall and Moore and Rash.
The building is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2022.