Our Story

How it all started...

OKC First Church began as First Methodist Episcopal Church South on April 28, 1889, just six days after the land run opened the unassigned land of Oklahoma Territory for settlement. On May 5 the Sunday School was organized and on June 23 the church was chartered with 17 members.

Our history is intricately laced with our city and our denomination. Our facilities, staff, and congregation were deeply impacted by the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. First Church recommitted itself to our downtown neighborhood because we know that every great city needs a church in the heart of the city.  We continue to be a light to downtown OKC as a place where all are welcomed in the name of Jesus, the gospel is boldly proclaimed, and the Holy Spirit is invited to move in powerful ways each time we gather together.

Expanding the vision...

We continue to be involved in our city through outreach to our downtown homeless population, supporting various non-profit organizations, and creating community in a fast-paced downtown environment.

Where we are headed...

Our church exists to be the hands and feet of Christ to those we impact. Our deepest passions are to create community where all people are welcomed to experience the revival of the Holy Spirit.