Kissimmee Christian Church had it’s beginning in 1884 when a few families from Kentucky, former neighbors and members of the Christian Church, who had moved to Kissimmee, came together for worship services. They met in homes, the local Opera House (located next to Makinson’s Hardware), and later the Dale carpenter shop. Their first official location was a small chapel on the corner of Palmway and Park Street, First Christian Church of Kissimmee.
In 1905 the church purchased it's current location at 415 N. Main Street and built a small white frame building. Over the years it bought many surrounding houses for Sunday School. From 1966-1969 the church demolished many of those houses, and eventually the sanctuary, in order to build a new education wing, fellowship hall, and sanctuary that were all connected.
In the 1980’s First Christian Church launched Poinciana Christian Church and Northeast Christian Church.
Today Kissimmee Christian Church is thriving. We recently changed our name to be more relevant to the city in which we live. We have over 950 in attendance each Sunday. Our ministries are reaching all ages. We are striving To Know Christ and To Make Him Known into every cultural and economic facet of the city of Kissimmee.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:2, Matthew 5:16; 6:1,4,8,9; John 1:1, James 1:17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe God is the creator of all things.
(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son and Savior of the world.
(John 1:14; John 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-13; 1 John 4:9)
- Conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18).
- Born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-27).
- Died on the cross, was buried, and rose again bodily from the grave (Luke 23:44-24:8' John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8).
- Ascended into Heaven, seated at the Father's right hand (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1).
- Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5).
We believe in the Holy Spirit.
- A personality who is part of the triune God (Matthew 28:19; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8)
- Who indwells every Christian (1 Corinthians 3:15; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
- Who empowers Christians for Works of service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
- Who enables us to live Christ-like lives (Galatians 5:16-25).
- Is a gift at one's baptism (Acts 2:38).
We believe in the Bible.
God's Holy Word without any error in its original form, and inspired by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matter of faith and practice (Isaiah 40:8; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12).
We believe that man, who is created by God, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23).
We believe that salvation--the forgiveness o sins--comes by grace (unmerited favor) through the blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7).
We believe the Bible teaches that the pattern to follow to receive Christ as Savior is to believe in Christ as God's Son and Savior to the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Christ as Lord, and to be immersed in baptism. Each of these is clearly taught in the Word of God (Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12: 1 Peter 3:21).
We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, (33A.D.; Jerusalem), consisting of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).
We believe God has ordained elders to exercise spiritual leadership and authority over the local congregation (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
We believe Christ will return. He will formally pronounce the eternal fate of each individual, both living and dead. The saved will be assigned eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11; 19-23).