Rev. John Malget
I am a nerd! A STAR TREK NERD!!! But don’t hold that against me. I grew up just north of here in Perry, so it was wonderful to move home a few years ago. With a Bachelor of Music Ed from Phillips U, I spent 15 amazing years teaching vocal music in Cushing, OK, while I studied at Phillips Seminary. With my MDiv, and being freshly ordained, I embarked on 9 wonderful years as Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Christian Church in Houston, TX. I love worship and making music. But most of all, I have a passion for people. We have to find ways to love ourselves, and to love each other. After we start working on that, there is a real need in our world to care for the least, the last, and the lost around us. I want all of us to do that together: me, my wife Sherri, my two kids: Nick and Kristin, and YOU!
Rev. Jeff Hamilton
Jeff has served at First Christian for some 20 years. During that time he has worked with all aspects of the church’s life and ministry. He has also been active in the community, helping start a program for Homeless High School Students, call SKIL. The program is managed by Youth Services for Oklahoma County. He also served eight years as President of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, helping to support cooperation and understanding among the various religious traditions in Oklahoma: Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and other traditions. He has also served as Chair of the Committee for the Day at the Legislature for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Jeff has also served on various committees dealing with prevention issues at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Prior to coming to First Christian he served 8 years in the Oklahoma Legislature in the House Of Representatives. He retired from the Legislature in November of 1994. In the 1960’s he served as a Campus Minister in West Virginia and Ohio. Recently he received an award from the Human Rights Alliance of Oklahoma and the Advocacy Award from the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. He and his wife, Wanda Fisher Hamilton, have between them four grown children and a clan of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rev. Tom Harrison
Minister of Technology
Growing up immersed in Vocal and Instrumental Music, Tom studied in Art Education at OCU. He then attended Phillips Seminary, and was ordained. After decades of pastoral ministry in Oklahoma and Texas, Tom studied to increase his knowledge of computers. He’s still artistically inclined, enjoying visual art, music, writing and other creative expressions. Tom and his wife have six children and twice that many grandchildren, so there is seldom a dull moment.
Children’s Ministry and Administrative Assistant
Carol McDonald-Walley wears many hats here at FCC. She is the receptionist where she greets you with a smile. She is the Administrative Assistant who works to make sure the office is organized and running smoothly. She is the Children’s Program Coordinator where she uses her heart for children to teach the love of Christ. Outside of FCC, Carol is a mother of 5 grown children and grandmother to 4 grandsons. By day she is a receptionist/administrative assistant/children’s program coordinator and by night she is an actress/crew member/stage manager/board member for the Jewel Box Theatre. Carol’s motto for living is simple: Be kind. Always be kind. Come by the church office sometime and say hello!
Christine Mills has been a member at First Christian Church since 1998. She graduated Cum Laude and with Honors in Business Classes with a Bachelors in Accounting from Southern Nazarene University in the spring of 2008, all while being a single mother to 5 girls and 1 boy. She began working at First Christian Preschool in 1999 and worked there until 2011. In the spring of 2016 she began working in the business office. When she is not at work she loves to scrapbook and go for long walks.
Director of PreSchool/Children’s Day Out
With 22 years of experience in Child Care, Virginia is committed to giving your children a loving and safe environment in which to learn. Virginia completed University Outreach Director Training Center of Early Childhood Professional Development in 2005. She completed Houston Health and Safety Academy, Management of Childcare Business in 2004 and Safe Environment Training in 2000. When not preparing lessons, Virginia has been married to her best friend, Sam, for 33 years, and loves to make jewelry and spend time with their 3 grown children.
Director of Chain Reaction Ministries
Larry heads our amazing bicycle ministry here at FCC. He has a passion for the homeless, and helping all those in need of transportation to and from employment. Larry also works closely with Rev. Noel Gray at Refuge Fellowship Church in downtown Oklahoma City.
Jewel Box Theatre Producer Director
Chuck is starting his 40th year as production director of the Jewel Box Theatre. In that time, he has seen it grow from 237 season patrons to the current 2,700. He is a retired drama teacher from the Mid-Del School District and was ‘Teacher of the Year’ at two different schools. Chuck is a proud recipient of a 2013 Governor’s Arts Award.
Jewel Box Theatre Box Office Manager
Teresa Walley-McDonald began by working props and crew for several productions at the Jewel Box Theatre. She has worked her way up to Box Office Manager and enjoys meeting everyone at the theater. In her spare time she loves to spend time with family, play with her grandsons and watch television. Teresa is an avid Walking Dead and Game of Thrones fan and a trivia and comic book enthusiast.
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