As a denomination, our statement of shared identity reads, “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.”
Disciples affirm that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God and offers saving grace to all. Jesus is the One who ties us together in shared faith and fellowship. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seeks to move beyond denominational disagreements, toward a united church modeled on the New Testament. Each Disciples church has a unique structure, linked to the other Disciples of Christ churches by a covenant of voluntary cooperation.
We also affirm that all persons are God’s children. All who wish to worship are welcome. All are welcome and encouraged to join at the Lord’s Table.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.John 3:16-17 ESV
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated weekly in worship. It is open to all.
Freedom of Belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
The Ministry of Believers
Both ministers and lay persons, women and men, lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.
Baptism by Immersion
In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice the baptism of believers by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
Belief in the Oneness of the Church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service. Disciples believe that, in Christ, we are called to unity, not uniformity. Therefore, we welcome all people, striving to worship and serve together, and challenging each other to grow in faith and understanding of God, made known to us in Christ.
Meet Our Team.
Rev. Dr. Kyle Dennis Senior Minister
Kyle Dennis grew up in the church. “The church has always been an important part of my life. My mother served as a sign language interpreter in the church, my father taught Sunday School for over 40 years, and both of my brothers are active in their congregations.” His call to vocational ministry came in his final year of college. “It was a powerfully transforming experience to struggle to understand my call to ministry. I wrestled with the same feelings of inadequacy that many people do. But I eventually arrived at the answer that I still operate under today: of course I’m not ‘worthy’ just in myself…but who is? However, since Christ has called me, He obviously thinks I’m worthy – and that’s enough.” Kyle received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and a Doctor of Ministry (in the Arts and Theology) from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2011. “The arts have played an important part in my life, in my ministry, and in my connection to God. I believe that creativity is a unique way that we can encounter God personally and I really enjoy inviting others into that experience.” Although he grew up in the Baptist church, Kyle found the Disciples of Christ while he was in seminary. “I had never even heard of the Disciples until I was an adult, but as soon as I found the denomination and became familiar with its emphases, I knew it was the right place for me. By honoring the role that both women and men play in church leadership, opening the communion table to all, recognizing that all believers are called to serve, and emphasizing the unity of all Christians (even when we disagree about some things), the Disciples of Christ is definitely the best home for me.”Read More
Dr. Aaron Adair Director of Traditional Worship
Aaron’s ministry in church music spans nearly 25 years serving a variety of congregations and sizes in Baptist, Lutheran, United Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches in Oklahoma, Colorado, California, and Texas.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Speech degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Ph.D. in Humanities from The University of Texas at Dallas. I n addition, he has completed graduate work at California State University-Fullerton and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York.
Aaron is Professor of Theatre at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and adjunct faculty in Theatre at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Humanities at Southern New Hampshire University. His background includes voice, musical theatre, acting, directing, film, and Shakespearean studies. He is active with McKinney Repertory Theatre and Repertory Company Theatre in Richardson, and has been on the Board of Directors of North Texas Mensa since 2020 where he currently serves as President.
Aaron has two sons, Collin and Aiden.
Michele Sargent Organist & Bell Chior Director
Michele is a native of the Chicago area. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance at North Park University, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of America, and then earned a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Michele’s musical career includes community college & university faculty positions, maintaining a private piano studio, and free-lance accompanying in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She has held organist positions at Presbyterian and Methodist churches and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. Michele is pleased to have served as organist and handbell director at First Christian Church since February 2001 and strives to enhance the worship of God through the musical arts.Read More
Kelley Pool Administrative Assistant
Kelley joined our staff in February 2018. She comes to us with experience in administration, first impressions, and great people skills. We are thrilled to have her here at First Christian Church of Plano!
Jesus Silva Director of Contemporary Worship
Jesus was born in Lecheria, Venezuela and moved to Dallas, TX in 2018. He had always been very interested in music since young age; joining to the local kids’ orchestra at the age of 5. At the age of 11, he started learning guitar to join the church, later becoming the worship leader. After completion of his Classical Guitar degree, Jesus started teaching at the Yamaha school. While working there, he taught Piano, Guitar, Voice, and Music Theory until he moved to the United States.
After relocating, he got his Associates in Vocal Performance at Brookhaven College and is currently pursuing his Bachelor in the same area of knowledge. Additionally, he has been working at different schools and churches across the Metroplex, as well as performing for different venues and events.
Jesus is really excited to be part of the FCC family by doing what he's always loved. He hopes that the team he leads continues to grow, both spiritually and physically, as well as serving as an example of pastoring and humility for the whole congregation.
Kim Ward - Chair
Debbie Byers - Vice Chair
Danny Housewright - Treasurer
Malia Turk - Secretary
Kenneth Boone - Parliamentarian
A - D - Kim Ward
E - I - Barbara Ramsey
J - N - Danny Amos, Chair of Elders
O - R - Debbie Byers
S - Marci Griffith
T - Z - Kristi Williams
Please contact the church office to reach the Elder assigned to you. Elders are assigned according to the first letter of your last name.
Kenneth Boone - Chair of Deacons
Debbie Byers - Chair of Cabinet
Danny Amos - Worship
Danny Housewright - Stewardship
Grover Brillhart - Personnel
Joel Williams - Property
Ashley Bradshaw - Education
Rick Saigling - Church Life
Leticia Leon - Outreach
Chris Kahlmorgan - Growth
Susan Stamper - Safety