Denise Brooks

As the Director of Finances & Operations, Denise protects and maintains all assets of FCC, financial and physical and also oversees all areas of Finance,Human Resources, Campus Care, and Operations for the staff. 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!

Greg Bryant

Greg Bryant is the Next Step Pastor at FCC. He believes we all have a next step to take in our relationship with God and wants to come alongside people to help them take it. Greg has been on staff at FCC since July 2013. He has served in full-time ministry for over twenty years working with children, teens, and adults. Greg believes honesty and transparency are keys that unlock better avenues of ministry and care for the people at FCC and in the community.

Greg is a native of Norcross, Georgia who graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 2001. He is married to his beautiful wife, Cindy, and has three wonderful children, Bailey, Garrison, and Ryleigh. Some of Greg's hobbies are playing video games, trying not to get hurt in sports, and cheering for his teams: Indiana Hoosiers, Georgia Bulldawgs, and Atlanta Braves.


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.

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!

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.


Richard Carr


Richard is the Executive Pastor of Worship Arts at FCC and started 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.


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.


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. 


Brian Grow


Brian has been the lead pastor of First Christian Church since 2012. His focus on practically teaching the Word of God in dynamic and creative ways is one of the hallmarks of his ministry. Using his gifts in communication and leadership, Brian leads the ministry team to relentlessly pursue the vision fo reaching the entire region for Christ. As he often says, "We are not focused on who we are trying to keep but rather who we are trying to reach!" This outreach focused strategy, combined with a congregation committed to welcoming and loving every person in every walk of life, has helped the churched grow from 300 to 1400 in just 6 years. As he reminds the ministry team nearly every day, "The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing."


He and his wife Jennifer have four children who all serve together in ministry. Brian received his BA in Theology and Biblical studies from Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) and is currently working on his Master's degree in Christian Leadership. His free time is filled with wood working, hunting, mountain climbing, 4 wheeling with his kids, and getting lost on a country drive with his wife and their favorite beverage; coffee.


Jeff Hall


Jeff joined the staff in March 2014 and is the Executive Pastor of Family Ministries. Jeff has a background in many areas of ministry but the majority of his ministry years where with students. Before coming to FCC, Jeff was the lead pastor of a church plant, Reflections Church, in Citrus Springs, FL. One of his gifts is being an encourager to all that he comes in contact with. He has a smile on his face and never meets a stranger. Jeff is an evangelist at heart and no matter if it is the ball field or the auditorium he loves to share Jesus with others in a passionate way.


Jeff and his wife Shannon have two kids, Kelcie and Kaleb. Jeff has a Master's Degree in Christian Education and is currently working on a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling. His free time consist of fishing, playing and coaching sports, shopping with his wife, and spending quality time with his kids in their extra activities (dance, cheer, baseball, and basketball). 


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). 

Holly McCall

Holly McCall is the Executive Assistant at First Christian Church and has been a part of the team since August 2015. She is responsible for coming along side the Executive Pastors on staff and help alleviate their day to day operations so they can focus on moving the vision forward at FCC. 

Holly is married to her middle and high school sweetheart, Marc McCall, who serves on the FCC team as well. They have two beautiful girls, Lily Beth and Jovi. As a family, they enjoy spending quality time together playing board games, baking, hanging out with family and friends, and their main hobby is dirt track racing! During the summer and fall months you can find them at the race track watching their girls go-kart race or being the pit crew for Marc's stepdad.  


Marc McCall


As the Media Director, Marc McCall has a wide range of responsibilities that include everything from video editing and graphic design to information technology and introducing new ways to use technology to advance the Gospel. 


Marc joined the staff in March of 2015. Before coming to FCC, Marc served as a Student Pastor for 4 years. He is married to Holly, who is the Executive Assistant. They have 2 girls, Lily Beth (LB) and Jovi. Marc has had a full range of hobbies, all revolving around something with a motor. His next thing to tackle will be dirt track racing. For all other info, check out Holly's bio.


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.