The Historical Roots of Halls Ferry Christian Church
Halls Ferry Christian Church is part of a non-denominational movement begun on the American frontier in the 1800’s. The focus of the ‘Restoration Movement’ is to restore the church to the patterns and practices described in the New Testament.
The present manifestations of the movement are Christian Churches and Churches of Christ which can be found throughout the St. Louis area and around the world. Among other things, we are united in the belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that Christians should be given the opportunity to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first day of each week; and that baptism of adult believers by immersion in water is a part of the conversion process.
The distinctiveness of our church can be expressed in the following slogans:
"No creed but Christ, no law but love, no book but the Bible."
“Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent."
“We are not the only Christians, but we are Christians only.”
Halls Ferry Christian Church was planted by leaders from St. Louis Christian College almost 50 years ago to meet the need for another congregation in a rapidly expanding portion of North St. Louis County. Historically an Anglo congregation, for the past 25 years under the leadership of Pastor Hoke the vision of HFCC has been to build a multi-cultural congregation through the intentional pursuit and practice of racial reconciliation.