First Christian Church is a strong vibrant church which had its beginnings in January, 1930, for the purpose of establishing a New Testament Church in Union. John Stuart Mill and W.B. Adams, ministers with Antioch Christian Church in Leslie, MO, held an evangelistic meeting in Busch's Hall in Union on the fifth Sunday of March that year.
Following the sermon, two Christians became intensely interested in orgainzing a Bible School. They immediately began visisting homes, canvassing the town for people who might be interested in seeing a New Testament Church in Union.
The fruits of their labor were evident on Sunday, April 6, 1930, when thirty-three people met to organize a Bible School. As interest grew and the congregation increased in number, larger quarters were secured in the basement of a home.
Following a Revival meeting held in the Union Park Pavilion, the congregation again secured larger quarters in a store building in the central part of town where they continued to worship until May 16, 1932. The continual growth of the congregation directed the church to build a new building at Reinhard and West Main St.