Directions to First Christian Temple

We look forward to seeing you

We are glad you are interested in joining us for worship. Our building is located on the corner of North 5th & Calhoun. Our address is 300 N. 5th Street in Temple, Texas. You can find a Google map here, or contact us if you need assistance.

What to expect: friendly people, comfortable attire, opportunites to grow and serve

Times: Education and Fellowship for All Ages: 9:00-9:45am / Worship Experience: 10:00-11:00am

Staff

Staff

Dr. Don Lynn, Pastor – dlynn {at} firstchristiantemple(.)org

Dr. Don Lynn, “Doc”, grew up in Muncie, Indiana He graduated from Ball State University. A Masters of Divinity was earned at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, IN. A Doctorate was earned in church administration, and Growth & Spiritual Formation. Dr. Lynn Attended both Fuller Theological Seminary and a Catholic institution called the Graduate Theological Foundation where he is a Fellow.

Dr. Lynn has served nine congregations in four states and is a certified Church Consultant with the Center for Congregational Health which is affiliated with Wake Forrest School of Medicine. Dr. Lynn has been married for 35 years. He has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Lynn became the Senior Minister of First Christian Church of Temple in October of 2008. He enjoys tandem kayaking, is learning to love fishing, and is a college basketball enthusiast.

Taylor Colwell, Director of Student Ministriestcolwell {at} firstchristiantemple(.)org

Taylor was born in Minden, LA but grew up primarily in Fredericksburg, TX. She came to Temple by way of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she graduated with a degree in Christian Ministry in 2007. After working for a while at Camp Peniel in Marble Falls, TX she decided to make Temple her home. Taylor has been on the First Christian Church ministry team since January of 2010 and is working to build a youth ministry that will change lives for Christ.

On November 13, 2010, Taylor married Kevin Colwell of Temple. The two live in Morgan’s Point with their son, Edan.

David Perez-Guerra, Choir Director

Rita Morrelli, Director of Children’s Minisrtiesrmorrelli {at} firstchristiantemple(.)org

A native Texan, Rita has been Director of First Church Preschool since August 2002. Raised in a large family of entrepenuers, Rita has owned several businesses and travelled extensively in the US, Canada, and Mexico. A change in career direction led Rita to begin working as a teacher in a large Preschool chain in Dallas. Called by the Lord to continue this work, Rita came to First Christian Church as a volunteer in the children’s Christian Education ministry. Rita was recruited to join the staff to take the program from a part time 2′s School to a full time, licensed child care and Preschool program. Rita holds a Child Care Administrators Credential from the Early Childhood Management Institute. Mother of two wonderful pre-teen children, she considers herself very blessed to work with the children and members of First Christian Church

Kevin Colwell, Director of Young Adult Ministries- kevin {at} firstchristiantemple(.)org

Kevin has just recently joined the First Christian Church team as the Director for Young Adults. This includes all adults, married or single, from ages 18-45. Kevin is married to Taylor Colwell and works at PDI in Temple, TX.

Gerry Noland, Office Managergnoland {at} firstchristiantemple(.)org

Gerry is a lifelong resident of Temple. She joined the FCC staff in July 1972 after finishing her time at Temple Junior College. She has been the Church Secretary 40 years. She and husband, Bill, have been married 31 years. They have 3 daughters, 1 son, and 2 grandsons.


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