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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
We are a church with rich history of
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in
DeLand, Florida was founded March 3, 1883,
the same year that the town of DeLand
became incorporated. The original building
was built on the corner of North Woodland
Blvd. and Wisconsin Avenue with a raised
platform that would allow easy access for
getting on and off of horse-drawn carriages.
The new downtown community was served
well by this early church, especially Stetson
University that was founded in the same year
by John B. Stetson and Henry A. DeLand, the
man the town is named for.
This building was later remodeled as seen in
this picture on the right.
In the early 1970’s, as the building aged
and the growth trend was scheduled to move
westward away from town, a new sanctuary
and offices were built on our current site at
1401 W. New York Avenue. In the 1990’s, an
extension of the building was completed to add
educational rooms for Sunday School and
community organizations who wanted to meet
there. Our current Fellowship Hall was added
later as a much needed addition to house
events such as fellowship dinners, rummage
sales, wedding and funeral gatherings and
larger facility use for outside groups.