Who We Are

A little about us

In 1876 three Tullahoma women (Ms. Amanda Knott, Mrs. Amanda Marbury, and Mrs. Allie Norton) began meeting for church services in their homes. Soon four other Tullahomans had joined them, and what is now the First Christian Church was formed. The group worshiped in Knott’s Boarding House, a school on North Jackson, and later met in various meeting halls around town. 

In 1881 our first church building, and the first brick church in Tullahoma, was located on a lot on North Atlantic Street. It was know as the Church of Christ. Due to the noise of passing trains, the church moved in 1887 to its present location at the corner of Jackson and Grundy Streets. 

The “little white church on the corner”, as we have become known, in it’s 144th year, and current membership of a little over 200, continues serving the community of Tullahoma and stretching around the world.

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Extraordinary Experiences

“First Christian has become the home away from home I didn’t know I needed”

“In my experience, the people at First Christian are some of the most welcoming people you will encounter in Tullahoma”

Weekly Events

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we will be temporarily suspending in person services and church sponsored events. Please visit our facebook and YouTube pages through the links at the bottom of the page for sermons and centering prayer.

Please visit our youtube page for the latest videos!

STAFF

Tom Murdock

Tom was born in Pensacola Florida and has been living in Tennessee since 1990. 

A graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tom came to the Disciples through several years of searching and prayer. Experiencing Communion on a weekly basis gave new meaning to worship, as a seminary professor had once commented about the first communion between Jesus and Disciples, “How could they ever smell or taste bread and wine and not remember Jesus?” 

Tom has served Disciple of Christ congregations in Shelbyville, Union City, and now in Tullahoma where he has been the senior pastor since 2005. He and his wife Angie share their home with two cats.

Vicki Collinsworth

Vicki has been a church musician since the age of sixteen. 

For the past ten years she has served as the organist for First Christian. In 2014 she also began serving as the music director. Vicki currently devotes most of her time to composing and arranging for different venues she is involved with, including FCC Sanctuary Choir, FCC worship service, Tullahoma Civic Choir, and Motlow State College programs. 

Her church music is published with Lorenz Publishing, Hope Publishing and Hal Leonard.

Mollie Donihe

Mollie is a third (and final!) year divinity student at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

She grew up nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia and loves them dearly. Having first felt a call to the land, Mollie went to Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC to study Sustainable Agriculture. While in college her academic and vocational interests shifted, and she graduated with a degree in Social Work and a newfound illumination of her call to ordained ministry.

Over the last two and a half years of divinity school, Mollie has developed her deep passion for being a part of a church that embraces people as their whole selves – goofy, joyful, grieving, snarky, quiet, hurting, irreverent, and all. She loves finding ways to weave three of her biggest interests – music, cooking, and textile work – into her ministry. In this same vein, she has recently finished writing her thesis on a ministerial approach to quilting collaboratively for healing spiritual trauma (and would love to talk more about it!).

After graduating divinity school, Mollie looks forward to continuing her ministry in exciting new ways alongside her fiance and favorite theological sparring parter, Ryan, who is also a Disciples clergy-to-be.

Visit Us! 

201 NW Atlantic Street

Tullahoma, TN 37388

Service Times

Sunday School: 9:00-10:00 AM

Sunday Worship: 10:00-11:00 AM