Our story began in 1885 when a small group of faithful believers began meeting on the corner of Kate Smith and Bush Streets in downtown Prairie Grove, AR. The name at that time was First Christian Church. It was part of the American Restoration Movement of churches that were seeking to bring unity within Christianity by calling people back to the basics of the Bible. The church had a solid foundation and a commitment to proclaiming the Word and serving the community.
In the 1980s, the church began to experience significant growth and the leadership cast a vision to serve even more people by developing a dynamic ministry toward children, youth, and families. In 1993 this growing band of believers took a huge step of faith and purchased eight acres of land that at that time was out on the edge of the city limits. In 1994 we moved to our location here at 611 Wayne Villines Rd and built our present auditorium, classrooms and gym. Along with the move came a change of name to Prairie Grove Christian Church. Since that time, we have been blessed to expand the campus to include an additional eight acres along with constructing dedicated ministry areas for children and youth. As the city has grown it became clear that God was strategically locating us along a major thoroughfare allowing us to serve all of the communities of Western Washington County.
God has continued to bless us with growth and we are holding true to our roots as an independent, non-denominational congregation that lifts up Christ and stays faithful to the Bible as the Word of God. We work to cooperate with other churches, to participate in the universal church’s task of making Spirit-led disciples of Jesus Christ, and to serve as a moral light to the community. We believe it is now our time to write the next chapter of faith. We pray you will join us.
What God has done for and through our church
What God wants for our church
To restore hope in the lives of all people who are far from God by bringing them into a dynamic growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
How God wants us to get there
What God wants us to emphasize
progress not perfection
We will welcome all people just as they are without having to “clean-up” before coming to Christ and help them grow into all God wants them to be.
my invitation matters
We will use our influence to share the love of Jesus with all those God brings into our path believing everyone can reach someone.
faith in action
We will humbly serve others locally and globally in as many hands-on practical ways as possible in order to demonstrate the love of Jesus for all.
restoring the broken
We will share God’s love to close the gap in broken relationships and connect people to God and each other.
We will hold the Bible above us as our authority while striving to help everyone understand it.
grow in groups
We will promote discipleship by moving people into healthy relational small group environments designed to connect people to God, others, and service.
leveraging our resources
We will joyfully share our time, talent and treasure for Kingdom purposes because God has been so radically generous to us.
building strong families
We will work to strengthen marriages and partner with parents and caregivers to create healthy home environments.