First Christian Church was built in 1942 and was designed architect Eliel Saarinen. His design for FCC put congregation and community on the national design stage as one of the first Modernist religious designs in the United States. Visitors from around the world come to see the church building. First Christian is a National Historic Monument. The tower stands 165-foot high and has been a fixture of the Columbus skyline and beacon for the congregation and the community since it was built.
Our church family has been raising money to repair the tower and we need your help. We are working with Landmark Columbus, the Heritage Fund, and other community agencies to help raise money and apply for grants. Please watch this video to hear from design and architecture experts along with Steve Yeaton, Senior Minister, of First Christian. You can also find additional information on the Save Our Tower webpage.