v Our Mission & Vision
At First Christian of Olathe Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith.
We are a congregation which desires to practice grace, seek the transforming love of God, and follow Jesus ~ To the glory of God and for the healing of the woundedness in our lives and in our world.
The First Christian Church of Olathe is a congregation of the larger body called Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. The “Disciples of Christ” has more than half a million members in more than 3,000 congregations. Our denomination was founded in the United States in the early 1800’s.
The territory of Kansas was nine months shy of becoming the 34th state, when evangelists G. W. Hutchinson and Pardee Butler (pictured below) organized the Christian Church in Olathe. It was April 16, 1860. The town, founded just three years prior, was a small pioneer settlement near where the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails split.
When the 16’ x 24’ frame structure was erected on Kansas Avenue, it became the first church building in Olathe. It was used as a day school as well as a house of worship. The church grew and by 1869, the congregation erected a new church building on the corner of Willie and Park.
Please join us for Worship Service each Sunday at 10 AM.
We’d love to meet you there.
Our Stained Glass Windows
Our Affirmation of Faith
As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
In Christ’s name and by his grace
we accept our mission of witness
and service to all people.
“FCC Olathe has a rich history of caring deeply about our community. We seek to follow Jesus with the kind of active engagement that touches the woundedness in the world around us. As a Disciples of Christ congregation, we see ourselves as part of a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.“
– Pastor Sherry
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
We are a congregation which desires to practice grace, seek the transforming love of god, and follow Jesus – to the glory of God and for the haling of the woundedness in our lives and in our world.
Our Leadership Team is dedicated to helping you reach that goal.
Dr. Sherry McGlaughlin
Dr. Sherry McGlaughlin earned her Doctor of Ministry from Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO and her Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. She has served in ministry over 25 years in churches in Kentucky and Missouri.
Kimberlee works as our Administrative Assistant for our Pastor, as well as supporting administrative duties for our Board and our Congregation.
Dave Farris is our Choir Director, if you are interested in joining our choir, contact him at the email listed below.
Bells Director / Organist
Vicki penny is our Bell choir director as well as our organist for services. Vicki has been with FCC for many years. If you are intersted in Bells contact her at the email listed below.