First Christian Church of Hessville was started in 1918. A tent meeting on Kennedy Avenue, sponsored by the First Christian Church of Hammond, C.J. Sharp, minister, and lead by D. Emmett Snyder, evangelist, provided the nucleus of our congregation.
2017 marks the 99th anniversary of the body at Hessville. Since the beginning in 1918, First Christian Church has had five senior Ministers: J.K. Woerner, 1920-1927; B.W. Carrier, 1927-1958; John Snyder, 1958-2001; Grant Ray, 2001-2004; and Dan Nichols since September 2004.
Jake Woerner, Senior Minister 1920-1927
John Snyder, Senior Minister 1958-2001
Dan Nichols, Senior Minister 2004 – Present
B.W. Carrier, Senior Minister 1927-1958
Grant Ray, Senior Minister 2001-2004