History of Madison Christian Church:
In Psalm 90:10 we read “The years of our life are seventy or even by reason of strength eighty” (the rest of the verse is a bit sobering too). I say this because sources I’ve read suggest the average life span of a local church in America (if it lasts beyond its first seven years!) is about 70 or 80 years. Anywhere from 6,000 – 10,000 churches die every year.
We are thankful that God has allowed Madison Christian Church to continue serving His kingdom for almost 122 years. In 1896, there were some meetings that took place in a little building on the corner of 17th St. and Russell St. in East Nashville. But it was on October 17th of 1897 that they had their first official worship service as an incorporated church in a building on the corner of 17thSt. and Fatherland in East Nashville. They eventually built a larger building in 1908. The building and corner stone are still there today and James Tomskissick was the preacher.
In the mid-1950s there was a pretty severe fire that damaged the building significantly. Many of the members decided to purchase some land at the current location in Madison. The building in which we worship and fellowship was erected in 1957. In 2007 the Lord enabled us to add an educational wing connected to that building. So we have been in the current location for 62 of those 122 years.
MCC is (by modern-day standards) a small fellowship of Christians who love Jesus and are striving to become more like Him. But God has worked through many faithful servants over the years to cause a very large ripple effect for His kingdom. Our way of working out the great commission of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20) is to Follow Jesus, Bring Others.