I'm honored to be serving as your Lead Pastor. I've been at First Church since 2017. Brian and I married in 1997 and we have five children. Our oldest is Morgan and she is married to Cole. Carlton is the oldest son. He attends NW in Maryville. Camden attends SFCC in Sedalia. Coleman, 17, and Chapman, 15, attend high school in Windsor. We also have a 3 pound Havanese named Millie who spends most of her days with me at the church office. Stop by and say hello to Millie!
Family and Discipleship Pastor
Hi! I’m Christopher and I serve as the Family & Discipleship Pastor. My wife is Christina, and our family includes our children CJ, Chelsea, and an energetic big brown lab named Chaco. I enjoy reading books, playing all kinds of games, watching movies, and discussing theology. I attend Saint Paul School of Theology while serving at First Church.
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A Place to Start
Say Yes: to life, to love, to God! Pastors Candace and Christopher teach this three week course three times per year. It's an opportunity for each attendee to see what it looks like to Say Yes to God! This course is open to everyone, whether you are new to First Church or have been attending for years. Those who attend all three weeks will get a First Church t-shirt. (Don’t fret! If you miss a class, you can catch the class when it is offered the next time.) Call the church office, 660.827.2993, to find out when the next Place to Start class will be held.
New Members Dessert Gathering
Offered four times a year, this is for all new members of First Church. Meet with the pastors and staff of First Church, along with other new members. Enjoy some delicious treats and meet some new friends.
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