First Christian Church Staff
First Christian Church is blessed to have a staff team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our staff team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Jeff is the main face and voice that you will hear at FCC. Pastor Jeff grew up in western Pennsylvania as the middle of 5 children and has ministered in churches for nearly 40 years. He was called to the ministry as freshman at Transylvania University (really). He has a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Christian College, a Master of Divinity from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Jeff and Tína (pronounced Tie-na) have been married for 37 years and raised their four children in Illinois. Michael is married to Amanda. He works as an estimator for a interior construction company in Chicago. Samuel is married to Anna who gave birth to our second grandson, Jack. Samuel is an Emergency Medical physician in Springfield, Missouri. Samuel and Anna have our grandson, Jack. Cara is married to Andrew. She is a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Pearl Harbor. They have our granddaughter, Kalea. J.J. is married to Mark. She teaches school in Indianapolis, and they have our two of our grandsons, Josiah and Malachi.
Tina was born in South Korea to John and Jane Hill who served as missionaries for the Christian churches. Tina is a graduate of Johnson Bible College. She was raise with her three brothers. She also has three older half-siblings.
Jeff was ordained in 1983 and has served in several states. He has traveled on short-term mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, Kenya, and Myanmar.
Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife Tína (especially riding their tandem bicycle together), connecting with his adult children, woodworking, and photography. He loves seeing people finding and following Jesus.
Lynda moved to Nevada after having grown up in Austin, Texas and lived in the Houston/Galveston area for about 20 years. Since coming to Nevada in 1990, Lynda has worked as Chamber of Commerce Director, managed a cell phone store and worked as outside sales person for Cavener’s Office Supplies. In her spare time she likes to attend church events, sing, cycle, swim, walk, embroider and read.