1906 – Christian Church Organized

An early picture of what is considered the original Christian Church building (no longer in existence) was located on the corner of Neville and Penn street. See photo.

christian_church Christian Church, at the corner of Neville & Penn Street, Circa 1914. Photo courtesy of James Piccirillo.


Because of the rapid growth of its members, the Follansbee Christian Church was entirely rebuilt in September 1925. The Pan Handle Lodge No. 406 I.O.O.F., assisted by other lodge members from locations in the Ohio Valley, laid the corner stone at the Christian Church.  A parade preceded the placement of the corner stone. Visiting members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, an organization committed to improve humanity through service and example, met at the Penn Street Hall, next to the City Building. Music for the affair was provided by the Old Fellows band from Elkins, W.V.  According to M.S. Wilson, chairman of the general committee that rebuilt the church, the event marked the first of its kind in the local region under the auspice of the Old Fellows in twenty-five years.








The more recent church built in 1925

Steubenville Herald Star, “IOOF to be in Charge of Rites,“ Aug. 28, 1925, p. 19.