Our Story

How it all started . . .

How it all
started . . .

Lincoln Christian Church has been around as long as the city of Lincoln. In the 1840s and 1850s several great preachers held camp meetings several miles south of Lincoln and in 1853 the outcome of those meetings was both a new town and the first Christian congregation in that town. In 1854 the first house of worship was constructed on Pekin Street and people gathered to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus. As the town grew so did the church and the need for a new building was met in 1903.

Expanding the vision . . .

Expanding the vision . . .

From the 1940s to 1960s a lot happened under the leadership of two influential ministers, Earl C Hargrove and Leon H. Appel. First, Hargrove grew the church vision to raise up a new generation of ministers of the gospel and in 1944 LCC would establish Lincoln Bible Institute. Today, Lincoln Christian University graduates 180+ undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students each year.

In 1952 Leon H. Appel oversaw the building of a new sanctuary which still serves the current church building. As the church continued to grow during this period it enlarged the missionary program and brought more awareness to bringing the gospel of Jesus around the world. In 1983 the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger was begun by Pat Snyder as a ministry of LCC and has raised over $2.4 million for hunger relief to date.

Where we are headed . . .

Where we are headed . . .

LCC is currently the faith community for hundreds of families in the Lincoln area, but there are many more right in our community that do not know the good news of Jesus. That's why we're still here; to bring the care of Jesus to individuals and families that work and live in Lincoln.

We are also listening to the needs of our younger generations. They value a gospel that doesn't just tell them how to be saved, but how to effect change in the world around you. Our Local Impact and other small group ministries are reaching out to meet real life needs and bring transformation to Lincoln one house at a time.

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