Staff


  • PHil Martin, Lead Minister email

    Phil and Kim came to First Christian Church in 1992. Prior to becoming the Lead Minister in 2007, he served as Youth Minister, Senior Adult Minister, Associate Minister, and Worship Leader. Phil and Kim have two married sons and one granddaughter.

    Phil's heart beats emphatically to see people fully embrace Jesus as Savior and Lord of their life. He is honored and humbled to serve in his hometown church and with an incredible group of elders and dedicated staff.

  • David Jarrett, Creative Arts Minister EMAIL

    Dave, a Graduate of Lincoln Christian University with bachelors degrees in Music and Youth Ministry, along with a Masters in Worship Studies, has been leading the creative arts ministry at FCC since January of 2008. David and Kristin have 3 kids: Jackson (Jan. 2006), Kinsey (Nov. 2007) and Kayleigh (Jan. 2010). Along with an obvious love of music and the arts, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, especially in the outdoors. Hunting and fishing are a way of retreat and relaxation.  

  • Jesse Brinkley, Children's Minister email

    Jesse, a graduate of St. Louis Christian College and currently working towards a Masters of Religious Education from Lincoln Christian University, began leading the children's ministry in November of 2013. He enjoys spending time with family, students and volunteers, and reeling in the lunkers. Jesse and Lauryn have a daughter, Selah (born in October of 2012) and a son, Nolan (born in August of 2015).  

  • Logan West, Student Minister Email

    Logan, a graduate of Lincoln Christian University, joined the staff in July of 2014. He and his wife Allison love hanging with students and challenging them to grow deeper in their faith. He enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and seeing the latest movies.

  • Zach Garrett, Life Groups Director Email

    Zach joined the staff in December of 2014 as director of Life Groups.  He is currently working on his ministry degree through Lincoln Christian University while working as part-time staff here at the church and working as a Nurse in Mt. Vernon.  He and his wife Chelsea enjoy volunteering in various other ministries around the church.  

  • Dawn Mccoy, Secretary email

    Dawn joined the FCC staff in January of 2007. She grew up in Hoffman, IL, earned an Associate degree at Kaskaskia College and came to FCC with several years of office experience. Dawn and her husband, Jeff, have two adult children and one son (Danny) still living at home. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and always has a good book close at hand.