Our History

Our History

Historical Timeline

This online timeline was created as part of the 300th Anniversary project.  It contains information about events in the life of First Church as well as the Town of Longmeadow since the history of both are very much intertwined. If you have an item you feel should be added to [more…]

The First Church Building

History of the Building and Grounds The original Meeting House was constructed in 1716, after 40 years of debate with Springfield officials and final approval in the General Court of Boston. The building, which was relatively small (only 32 feet by 38 feet), was located where the flagpole is now [more…]

Historical List of Pastors

PASTORS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST 1. Stephen Williams* 1716–1783  View the presentation of excerpts from Stephen Williams’ diaries. 2. Richard Salter Storrs 1785–1819 3. Baxter Dickinson 1823–1829 4. Jonathan Bailey Condit 1831–1835 5. Howard Beebe 1837–1843 6. Samuel Wolcutt 1843–1847 7. John Wheeler Harding 1850–1891 8. Stephen Goodyear [more…]