Pulpit Guests

The following people will be filling the pulpit during our time of transition.

They will be in attendance to deliver the sermon, take note, and join us!


August 19th, Dr. David Lombard




Dr. Lombard serves our church as an Elder and Trustee as well as a former Moderator. David is a retired psychologist having worked in both private and hopital based practice, in addition to teaching at Wright State University.





August 26th, Cliff Thompson



Cliff has been a member of FCC for more than 20 years. He has served as Deacon, Elder, Vice-Moderator, Men’s Ministries Chair, Property Committee Chair, and Leader of the A/V Team. Cliff currently serves as Chairman of the Elders.




September 2nd, Connor Thompson


Connor is a lifelong member of First Christian Church, Connor has served as Chaplain at Camp Friedlander operated by the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America. Connor is a senior at Miami University majoring in Non Profit & Community Studies and intends to pursue a Masters of Divinity at Lexington Theological Seminary.




Rev. Dr. J. Thomas Johnson, September 9th

Reverend Dr. Johnson is a retired Disciples Minister and Pastor Emeritus of Summit Christian Church in Trotwood, Ohio. Rev. Johnson currently serves as the  Regional Elder for district 8, serving the Christian Church In Ohio in greater Dayton, Springfield, and Middletown.



Carol is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ).Carol is the Pastor of Assimilation at Legacy Christian Church In Harrison, Ohio. Carol also serves on the Commission on Ministry and the Camp Christian Committee for the Christian Church In Ohio.Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

Rev. Carol Oetzel, September 16th


Rev. Sue Glaab, September 23rd

Reverend Glaab is an ordained minister. Sue was a member of First Christian Church while she attended United Theological Seminary. She holds a Masters of Divinity from UTS.





Rev. John Dick, September 30th

Reverend John Dick is a retired ordained minister in the American Baptist Church. John is a resident of Middletown. John has served American Baptist Congregations in Midland, MI; Haddonfield, NJ; Wyoming, OH; Middletown, OH and Worcester, MA.





Rev. Ed Bastien, October 7th

Reverend Ed Bastien Serves as the Pastoral Care Manager at Atrium Medical Center. Rev. Bastien holds a Masters of Divinity in Theology and Religious Vocations from Asbury Theological Seminary. Ed has experience in Chaplaincy from both The Hospital as well as Hospice settings.


People’s Choice Summer Series

This summer will be the People’s Choice. You can pick
the hymns, songs and Scripture. This is your chance for
us to sing your favorites or challenge me to preach your
favorite or some obscure verses.
This Sunday and through the summer, there will be slips
of paper and a basket on the table in the Narthex. You
can write on a slip of paper the name of your favorite
song or hymn or a Scripture reading. Please write one
song, hymn or Bible verse per piece of paper, so, if you
have multiple suggestions, you’ll need multiple slips of
paper. Place the slip of paper in the basket.
Each week, I’ll choose a Scripture from the basket for the
text to preach. I’m looking for some challenge or
creativity. Since I’ve done sermon series on John,
Revelation and Galatians, please do choose something
from the other books of the Bible.
Here’s the catch. You don’t know when we’ll sing your
song or I’ll preach the text you suggested. You should be
here every Sunday so you don’t miss your suggestions.

In anticipation of a great summer,
Pastor T

Who is Jesus?

Feb 14                      John 10: 1 – 18                                      I am the Good Shepherd
Feb 18                      John 11: 1 – 44                                      I am the Resurrection
Feb 25                      John 13: 1 – 17                                      He Washes Feet
Mar 4                       John 18: 12 – 27                                   He is Denied
Mar 11                      John 18: 28 – 40                                  He is King
Mar 18                     John 19: 1 – 16a                                    He is the Son of God
Mar 25                     John 19: 16b – 22                                 He is Not the King of the Jews
Mar 29                     John 19: 23 – 30                                  I am Thirsty


To hear a sermon from the last four weeks visit our Sermons page.

Cliff Thompson Preaching December 31st, 2017

Join us Sunday December 31st, as Elder Cliff Thompson delivers the Sermon.

Cliff Curently serves as the Chairman of Elders, he will deliver his message while Pastor Tracy enjoys some much deserved time off.



Sermon Series: Season of Promise

Date                        Scripture                       Promise

Nov 26                Daniel 3: 1 – 30         The Promise of God’s Presence

Dec 3                Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14                The Promise of New Life

Dec 10             Isaiah 55: 1 – 13            The Promise of Abundant Life

Dec 17            Psalm 130                           The Promise of Redemption

Dec 24 am                                                                     Lessons and Carols

Dec 24 pm              Luke 2: 1 –20        The Fulfillment of God’s Promise

Sermon Series: Called by God

“God Will Do a New Thing” 1 Samuel 3:1-12          October 15th

“God Will Look at Our Hearts” 1 Samuel 16:1-13    October 22nd

“Called to Build Community”  1 Kings 5:1-5 8:1-13 October 29th

“Live with Passion” 1 Kings 19:1-18                          November 5th

Sermon Series: Burdened by God

Join us For Pastor Tracy’s Sermon Series:

Burdened by God

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