What does the “first” mean in church names?

Question by Sarah: What does the “first” mean in church names?
The church I was raised in was the “First Church of the Nazarene” and I now attend the “First Free Methodist Church”… What does the “first” in these names mean? There aren’t second or third and there seems to be an awful lot of them around… Can anyone tell me it’s significance?
To those of you saying the first in the town, not true. There are four or five in my city…

Best answer:

Answer by Adam T
They don’t want to be the last church.

What do you think? Answer below!

Comments are closed.