St. John’s United Church of Christ traces its origin to a Church founded just east of Boonville, Indiana in 1852 and known as the The Evangelical Lutheran St. Peter's Church. In 1860 a group from that Church met to form a new Church in Boonville known as The German Evangelical St. John's Church. It was founded by German Protestant immigrant families. It became known as St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. In 1957, it became St. John’s United Church of Christ after the merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Churches with the Congregational Christian Churches to form the United Church of Christ.
There are still a few descendants of the founding families of the Church among the members of St. John’s. However, the membership of St. John’s now reflects the diversity of the population of the City of Boonville and Warrick County generally.
There are many active, long-time members at St. John’s; however, there are also several young families who make St. John’s their Church Home and are breathing new and continued life into St. John’s. These young families value the experience of being part of a Church family at St. John’s in a Church that is small enough to make that experience real and large enough to make it meaningful.
The members of St. John’s value joining together in worship; teaching their children and grandchildren the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and ministering in Jesus’s name to each other and to the community of Boonville. Music, Sunday School for children, Children’s Church, and Bible-based preaching are all part of the Sunday worship experience at St. John’s.
We invite you to come and worship with us and experience St. John’s. We look forward to getting to know you.