The beginnings of the Christian Church â€œDisciples of Christâ€ in New Bern dates to the 1840s, when services were conducted in private homes. By 1885, parishioners wanted to have their own building. Barteau recounts the history of the church and the names of the pastors who have served there since 1882. Today over 400 members attend the Broad Street Christian Church, which has an all-female staff. This is a first for churches in the New Bern area.