The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

Our 2017 Advent Offering

Last year was our first experience of having an Advent Offering which replaced our February Sacrifice Offering. What a thrill it was to receive nearly $67,000! This offering helps in providing disaster relief when such events occur on our mission fields. It also assists in the operational costs. This past year funds from this account enabled us to send finances to Yemen for the Humanitarian Relief and just recently, to our churches in the Caribbean region due to the damage from the hurricane.

Our theme for the offering this year is The Way in a Manger. Truly, He is the way and the truth and the life… John 14:6. Let’s not hold back in sharing The Way with friends, neighbors and those around the world. You may not feel called to another country to share The Way, but we can all lighten the load of those who have responded to the call God has given them. Let’s work at making this offering the best yet! The goal this year is to raise $75,000.

Your gift will make a difference today!

Meet Our District Superintendent

Rev. Mike Holbrook, District Superintendent

holbrook.jpgRev. Mike Holbrook is the District Superintendent of the South Central District.  Mike brings a wealth of experience to the leadership of the South Central District. He has served as the Assistant District Superintendent  and Senior Pastor of Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union for sixteen years. 

 Mike grew up in the Circleville, Ohio, area and is a graduate of Logan Elm High School in 1973. Upon graduating from high school, Mike attended Ohio University Chillicothe, intending to be a coach and work with young people. In September 1973, while a student at Ohio University, Mike accepted Jesus as his savior during a revival service at Circleville First Church. It was then Mike began to believe God wanted him to attend Circleville Bible College.  He enrolled began his studies at CBC in September 1974. As a student Mike traveled in the College Quartet and served as the Associate Pastor at Circleville First Church. At the winter revival in February of 1976 Mike was sanctified and later in that same revival he accepted his call to preach. He graduated from Circleville Bible College in 1978.

Mike spent a year in Duncanville, Texas, as Youth Pastor at Duncanville Evangelical Church. The following year Mike became the Director of Enrollment for Circleville Bible College. He served in that capacity for four years. He was ordained by the Churches of Christ in Christian Union in 1979. While serving as Director of Enrollment, Mike met Charla Condon, and they were married in September of 1983. Following their wedding Mike and Charla moved to Alma, Georgia, to pastor Evangelistic Temple. They pastored in Alma for three years. In 1986 Mike became the pastor of the Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union. One year later, he was asked to return to Circleville Bible College as the Vice President in Enrollment. Mike accepted that challenge and for the next four years was the Vice President in Enrollment.

In 1991 Mike was asked once again to be the Senior Pastor of Circleville First Church. He served a pastor for 16 years. Under his leadership the church grew, outgrowing their facilities. Property was purchased property for a new church campus.

Mike has served the CCCU in many ways over the years. Besides his time at OCU and pastorates, Mike was the General ECY President for six years. He has also served on many boards and committees on the District and General levels. 

Mike and Charla have two sons. Ryan and his wife, Kandi, are both graduates of Ohio Christian University.  Chad is an EMT.

Mike and Charla have been married thirty one years and have committed their lives to serving the Lord and to building the Kingdom of God. They desire to bring glory to God in all that they do. They bring a heart for the Great Commandment, the Great Commission and serving the South Central District.