OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM



 

Denise Brooks

 

As the Executive of HR and Finance, Denise protects and maintains all assets of FCC, financial and physical and also oversees all areas of Finance, Human Resources, and Campus Care. She began attending in May of 1998 and joined our staff in 2003. She is passionate about making FCC excellent in all areas so that the focus can be placed on the lost and hurting in this community. She loves serving on the Worship Team and helping to lead others into the presence of the King! Denise has a Bachelor's degree in Business/Leadership from Union University. 

 

Denise is married to Lynn and has a daughter, Lauren, a son, Drew, daughter-in-law, Heather and two grand-daughters, Kendall and Hadley. She loves family time, gardening and college football in the fall. Roll Tide!



Richard Carr


Richard is the Executive Pastor and joined the staff of FCC in October of 2017.  


He is passionate about seeing the church developed, equipped and released to do ministry. He is married to Kristen and they have two girls, Tate and Clara. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family. You might find them camping, cycling, hiking, at their favorite restaurant, or curled up on the couch watching a movie.


Richard studied Business Management at East Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Christian Leadership and Management from Liberty University.



Matt Bevins


Matt Bevins joined the staff in the spring of 2019 as the Executive of Operations. After working his way to executive level management while employed in the secular marketplace for over a decade, Matt surrendered to full time ministry and is excited to be part of what God is doing at FCC. Matt's organizational management skills and expertise are an invaluable asset to the FCC staff team and organization as a whole. 


Matt and his wife Courtney have four beautiful children. They love Jesus with all their hearts and are passionate about seeing lives changed through the good news of Jesus Christ. 

OUR MINISTRY TEAM



Zach Bennard


Zach joined our team as Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator in the summer of 2019. 




 

Randal Butler

 

As the Worship Pastor, Randal uses his passion for music to lead the church in worship. He has an awesome team that loves pouring their hearts out to the Lord. Randal joined our staff in July 2014. Randal and his wife, Renee, are the founders of the Joseph House, a ministry located here in Dyersburg that helps guide and disciple young men with the hope that they can stand firm in their faith.

 

In Randal's free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, their four children and their grandchild. He enjoys writing songs, watching live music, playing NBA 2K, watching documentaries, eating sushi and mexican food.



Kristen Carr


Kristen joined the team at FCC as Director of Communications in the spring of 2018. She has served in various ministry roles since 2001: Girls Minister, Communications Director, Business Owner, and Community Abolitionist Organizer, just to name a few. In whatever role she finds herself, her goal is the same: to rally people towards the free gift of redemption and restoration available because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.


Kristen has spoken on platforms all over the United States and abroad at churches, conferences, and retreats. She holds two degrees, a Bachelors in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration, both from Liberty University. By far, however, her favorite accomplishment is being mommy to two beautiful daughters and wife to an amazing husband who also serves in full time ministry at FCC.



Robyn Cantrell


Robyn leads the Campus Care team at FCC. Her heart to serve Jesus and His Church overflows in everything she puts her hands to.  In addition to ensuring FCC is welcoming, comfortable and clean, Robyn founded and heads up a brand new Van Outreach ministry for FCC.


Robyn is married to her super awesome husband Cody. They are beyond blessed to call themselves the parents of two of the greatest little boys ever, Camden and Jax! She values her home being open to the children in her community and considers it a great blessing that God chose her to be surrounded by them! She loves a good book, a cup of coffee, and whole lotta' Jesus!


 

Paula Cisneros 

 

Paula Cisneros is the Director of Nursery and Preschool at FCC. Paula has lead and served in various areas of ministry. She has a strong calling and passion for children.  She wants to pour love into all of our children, volunteers, and parents as Jesus would. Paula wants the first memory of a child’s church experience to be the abundant love they felt and experienced. Her heart is to walk with Christ daily in such a way others are drawn to His light.  


Paula is married to her amazing husband Mike. They have been blessed with nine wonderful children, Hailey, Whitney, Valarie, Lexie, Samuel, Kloey Beth, Abram, Luke, and Peyton. Paula enjoys doing anything that involves spending time with her family. She loves to paint, decorate, and all things vintage. Her favorite time of year is Christmas, where she can be found in front of the fireplace and Christmas lights. 


 

Jamie Grady

 

As the Creative Arts Director, Jamie Grady works to use stage design, dramas, sermon illustrations, graphics, and video production to point FCC's message straight to Christ. People's souls are spoken to in different ways and the creative team is fully focused on making multiple paths for Christ's light to shine down.

 

Jamie joined the staff in March 2015 after she graduated from Nursing School. Besides her ministry, she is passionate about foreign missions, cold weather, sushi, outdoor adventures, eating shaved ice, hot tubs, playing competitve soccer, and her really cool family. The number one thing on her bucket list is to cuddle with a full grown tiger. She is married to a police officer and they have two kids, Emry and Deakon.


 

Steven Hardy

 

Steven Hardy is the Director of Small Groups at FCC. Steven is passionate about small group ministry including Community Groups, Life Groups, and 4-D groups, as this is where he has experienced the most radical life change. Steven, along with his wife of 15 years, Kacee, started attending FCC in 2001. Steven and Kacee joined FCC in membership in 2013, and Steven joined the Leadership Board in 2015.
 
Steven and Kacee are the parents of Alexandria “Lexie”. Steven enjoys spending time with his family, attending Lexie's soccer games, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.


 

Misty Howell

 

Misty is the Financial Assistant at First Christian Church. She joined the team in January 2019. Misty handles the financial responsibilities associated with the contributions (tithes and offering), banking business, and paying bills.

 

Misty is married to Jeff Howell. They have been married 23 years and have 2 children, Aaron and Allie. They started attending FCC 2016 and became members 2018. Misty and Jeff volunteer at the connection desk, in the Sunday morning kids ministry programming and in various roles during MID/WK at The Park on Wednesday nights. Their passion is to serve God in a way that glorifies Him and shows others how special they are to God by letting them know how much He loves them. 


 

Angel Larson

 

As the Administrative Assistant, Angel Larson is the point person for organizing, mailing, shopping for supplies, running errands, etc. She is also the person who greets you over the phone. Angel enjoys talking with others and making them feel welcome in order to grow God’s Kingdom. Angel has been a part of FCC team since November of 2016, but has been attending since 2015.

 

Angel and her husband Erik have four children at home - Noah, Ryan, Baylee, and Ashlynn. Angel has a Master’s Degree in Education and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in Gatlinburg with her family and hiking the mountains. She also enjoys spending time with her family and their extracurricular activities like dance, cheer, cross-country, and soccer. 


 

Erik Larson

 

Erik joined the FCC Staff in August 2017 as the Studio 45 Pastor (4th and 5th graders) .  Erik has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with kids through praise and worship songs , silly games and Bible Study.  Erik's goal is to reach as many families as possible through their kids for Jesus.  Erik joined FCC in July 2015 and served in the Wednesday Night Live Children's Ministry before joining the FCC Staff.

       

Erik is married to Angel who is the Administrative Assistant at FCC.  They have four children that live at home, Noah, Ryan, Baylee, and Ashlynn and two adult children who do not live at home, Jeff and Sabrina.  They have two granddaughters, Sophia and Alice, they also do not live at home.  Erik holds a Master Degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Youth and Children's Ministry from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

         

In Erik's free time he enjoys spending time with his family camping and hiking, taking trips to the Great Smoky Mountains, roller coasters at Dollywood, and supporting the kids activities, (Dance, Cross Country, Track and Field, and Basketball). 


 

Leroy Moore

 

Leroy joined the staff as the Facilities Manager in May 2017.

 

He uses his passion for Christ in being able to help take care of God's house along with a wonderful staff and very passionate volunteers for our Living /Risen Saviour.

 

Leroy and his wife Monica began attending FCC in April 2014. They have 4 children; Ashlee, Krystopher, Dale and Paul. Leroy enjoys fixing and building things and helping Monica with some art and craft projects.