Christmas Eve, Rev. Dr. Willie Barnes-Jackson

Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson was born in Bourbon County, Paris, KY. He is the son of Mrs. Wanda M. Anderson of Dayton OH, and Dr. Willie J. Barnes of Longview, TX. Dr. Barnes-Jackson accepted his call to ministry on August 22, 1998 at a John Maxwell “Equipping the Saints” seminar in Toledo, Ohio.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1998 from Central State University, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. He graduated in 2002 from Payne Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity degree in Theological Studies and Pastoral and Marriage Counseling, while having matriculated as a Daniel A. Payne Presidential Scholar. He also completed over 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education and was ordained in December 2002 by the Christian Church in Ohio and Summit Christian Church under pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. J. Thomas Johnson. In 2013, he graduated from United Theological Seminary after completing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Education and Urban Ministry Development.

Dr. Barnes-Jackson has volunteered as a Chaplain for both Miami Valley and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Dayton. He is a member of the Disciples Chaplain Association. He held the position of President of the Reconciliation Committee. He is a trained member of the Anti-racism and Pro-reconciliation Commission and is considered a New Church Planter for the Ohio Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Dr. Barnes-Jackson established the first and successful annual Brother’s in God’s Grace (B.I.G.G.) Men’s Rally at Tabernacle Baptist Church. He spearheaded the development of a Clergy Social Action effort called Dayton Ecumenical Social Action Collaborative and led the development of a non-profit Community Development Corporation and

Action group with parishioners at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio. Currently he is an Associate Minister at Summit Christian Church in Dayton. Rev. Dr. Barnes-Jackson was an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church and Pastor of Light of the Community Christian Church (DOC). He is married to Rev. Dr. Pamela Barnes-Jackson and is father to six children and fourteen grandchildren. He and Pamela celebrated thirty-one years of marriage on February 22, 2018 and currently reside in Clayton, Ohio. He is a loving and caring member of the Body of Christ and a dedicated man of God who looks forward to working with others in ways that enhance and promote continuous spiritual growth.

 

November 11th, 18th, and 25th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

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. She serves on the Commission of Ministry  and the Camp Christian Committee for our region.

Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

October 28th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

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. She serves on the Commission of Ministry  and the Camp Christian Committee for our region.

Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

Michael Hefner, Music Director

Michael Began his ministry with us on July 15th, 2018. He has 39 years of experience as a church musician. He hopes to lead and grow the music program and work to develop an inspirational and quality music program.

Michael is responsible for Accompanying worship services, as well as directing all music programs of the church, especially our Chancel Choir.

 

Email Michael

Farewell Rachel Eve

 

We will say farewell to our Music Director, Rachel Eve Davis. There will be a reception following worship in her honor and a box will be available for notes of appreciation.

Rachel Eve has served as our Worship and Choir Accompanist and later served as our Music Director.

Rummage Sale Aug 4th

It’s that time of year again folks! First Christian second
annual rummage sale event will be held on August 4, 2018
between the hours of 8 AM and 2 PM. We’ve had a great amount
of donations already which we really appreciate. Please remember
if you’re clearing out the clutter or conducting a yard sale or
happen to have neighbors that are conducting a yard sale and
would like to donate items we can gladly accept them. If you have
items that need to be transported to the church that you are
unable to bring, please contact Larry Chamberlain or Larry Steele.
We look forward to another successful event.

Camp Work Day

 

First Christian will be going to a Camp Christian on
Saturday, June 30th. We will meet at the church at 7:45 AM. We
will need to get on the road by 8:00 and arrive at Camp Christian
around 10:00. The campers will be going home as we are arriving.
We will be helping Al Channel, Camp Superintendent with cleaning
of cabins, cleaning of bathrooms, and mowing lawn at camp. I will
be putting up a sign up sheet on the Narthex Table. I am asking for
anyone who can make it, please come. We need to show up in a
big way as there is a lot of work to do. I also ask that you please
bring your breakfast with you to church (including coffee and juice)
and a sack lunch. Any questions, please see Matt Thomas.

Rev. Fay Blevins Preaching April 8th

Holy Week at FCC

Palm Sunday Worship– Sunday March 25th 10:30 A.M.

Maundy Thursday Service– Thursday March 29th 7:00 P.M.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross Open House– Friday March 30th 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Easter Sunday

Sunrise Worship– 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Worship– 10:30 A.M.

Lenten Luncheon at FPC

First Presbyterian Church is hosting Lenton Luncheons.

Lenten Luncheons: Growing Up When You’re Already Grown

On Wednesdays during Lent, come by for lunch and conversation with one of the new pastors in town. Each speaker has been asked to respond to theme “Growing Up When You’re Already Grown.” The program begins at 1:00 and lasts less than an hour.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)