In 1824, James A. Linsey moved from Kentucky to the Mackinaw area with his wife, Jane. He came to the area with a vision to start a church with the values and beliefs from the Stone-Campbell movement that he had been a part of in Kentucky. The first meetings of the church were held in his house. These meetings continued for several years with different worshipers offering to host in their homes. In the fall of 1837, the worshipers gathered in the house of Michael Hittle and decided to officially organize as a church. The church was named Mt. Pleasant.
The preamble began, “We whose names are herewith subscribed all having been immersed in a profession of our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God do agree to associate and cooperate as a church of Christ to be known by the ‘Congregation of Disciples of Christ.’” There were twenty three charter members who with faith came together. James A. Lindsey was chosen as evangelist. The name was changed in 1851 from Mt. Pleasant to Mackinaw Christian Church.
Today, as members of MCC we continue to be a church led mostly by faithful volunteers, sharing the good news of the love of Jesus Christ and we are still in fellowship with the greater denomination of the Disciples of Christ.
We are a family church which means we are first and foremost relational. Everyone knows each other's names and we are there for each other through the joys and sorrows of life. We practice incarnation ministry. Just as God sent Jesus into the world to share God's love through teaching, sharing in meals, and laughing and crying with both friends and strangers we also share God's love through our action.
We are a family which means we do not always agree with one another, we have people with various beliefs and values yet we have chosen to gather together. Because we believe God's love is greater than our ideas.