Our Leadership

Meet our FCC team

Leadership Staff

MINISTERS / DIRECTORS

Stuart Jones

Senior Minister

is our Senior Minister. Stuart’s preaching style is biblical, conversational, and life-applicable. His exceptional leadership qualities and knack for inspiring fellow leaders have helped FCC navigate the waters of spiritual and numerical growth for more than a decade. He and his wife, Stacia, have a son, Camden, and daughter, Emery.

Chris Harp

Executive Minister

Chris is gifted in administration and mentoring leaders. Chris says one of his most important responsibilities is to “minister to FCC’s ministers.” He helps make it a joy for all of us — staff, elders, deacons, and volunteers — to work together as a team. He and his wife, Tammy, have five sons Jacob, Joshua, Jesse, Jeremiah, and Josiah and several grandkids.

Doug Mitchell

Discipleship Minister

Doug’s extensive ministry experience and long career at FCC are great assets to the church. He has led the youth, shepherding, and activities ministries. Today, Doug’s greatest passion is helping new people find a deeper connection with the church. He and his wife, Gena, have two boys: Caleb and Eli.

Chris Kiger

Outreach Minister

As point-of-contact for our many mission partners — local and global — Chris helps us make a greater impact in the world. His life models FCC’s directive to “serve others.” He’s also a great teacher and loves to make people laugh. He and his wife, Angie, have four sons: Sam, David, Joe, and Ben.

Jason Fox

Online Campus Minister and Communication Director

is our Online Campus Minister and Communication Director. He is a man of many talents whose love for the Church and technical abilities uniquely position him to lead FCC’s ministry in the digital world. He and his wife, Emily, have three children: Stella, Vivian, and Boone.

Taylor Gilpin

Student Minister

Taylor is a recent graduate of Johnson Christian University. He loves working with our Middle and High School students, and wants to foster in them a transformational love for Jesus that lasts a lifetime. His desire is to provide opportunities and environments that challenge each student to grow in their faith.

Shannon Smith

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Shannon is thrilled to serve our youngest children at FCC. She is passionate about teaching kids to know God’s truth and how much He loves them. She loves to witness spiritual growth in our children and in the volunteers who serve them. Shannon and her husband, Nick have one daughter: Eden.

Mark Melloan

Worship Director

Mark loves worshipping God alongside skilled musicians, gifted vocalists, masterful tech specialists, and a loving congregation. He and his wife, Nicole, have four children: Jack, John, Lucy, and Sadie.

April Skaggs

Director of FCC's Child Enrichment Center

April loves relating to children and their parents and helps us create a positive environment where young people can thrive. She and her husband, Mickie, have two sons, Micah and Isaiah.

Lori West

Assistant CEC Director

Lori has enjoyed working with kids for many years at the CEC. She has been a jack-of-all-trades, from being a classroom helper and teacher to helping with administration. Lori excels at each task through hard work and determination. She and her husband, Jim, have three children, Kailen, Tara and Matthew, and several grandkids.

Dan McCamish

Facilities Director

is our Facilities Director. He has served First Christian and our community in many capacities. Currently he is our point man for anything involving our facilities ranging from maintenance to usage. He and his wife, Diane, have three sons David, Dale, and Danny and several grandkids.

Sharon Gibson

Office Administrator

For over seven years, Sharon has been the first person that most people meet when contacting the church office. She is the friendly hub around which the office turns from day to day. She and her husband, Terry, have two daughters, Hanna and Sylvia, and two grandchildren.

Donna Cross

Financial Manager

Donna is in her element when she is solving problems, taking on challenges, and balancing to the penny. She enjoys the ministry of keeping FCC finances in order, and she serves with a heart to please God. She has two daughters, Morgan and Meredith.

Elders

Elders provide spiritual oversight, teach, shepherd, seek collective wisdom, and act as stewards of the church’s financial resources. Elders are volunteers called by God and affirmed by the church family. These men serve in three-year terms. Our currently serving elders are:

Don Bartholomew
Gary Hinton
Kenny Saltsman
Matt Towell

Roger Henson
Tom Ingram
Terry Hinton

Deacons

Deacons are the super-servants of the church. While all Christians are called to serve, deacons are appointed to serve with a greater level of accountability. Deacons are men with unique talents; they are appointed to accomplish important ministry objectives determined by the church leadership.

Adam Fuller
Alan Henricks
Blake Ditto
Chris Appelman
Chris Bowles
Chris Gardner
Clay Hinton
David Dahl Sr.
Donald Travis
Donnie Swiney
Garrett Hinton
Jonathan Chenault
Lenny Neuman

Mark Akins
Mark Pfeiffer
Mathew Gaudern
Matt Nickell
Matthew Miller
Mike Sallee
Robby Waters
Ron Johnson
Ryan Berry
Todd Davis
Tony Hart
Tyler Jenkins
Wes Priddy