We are so blessed with an amazing staff! Remember to keep them and their leadership in your prayers.
Ann has been a Commissioned Minister for the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, since 1992. she has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Sociology and also holds a Pastoral Care Specialist Certificate. Ann was ordained in the fall of 2013.
My name is David Lee, I am 22 years old and am a beginning Masters of Divinity at Brite Divinity School. I have just moved to Fort Worth from Lubbock, Texas where I graduated with a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry from Lubbock Christian University. I enjoy backpacking, camping, hammocking and anything where I get to enjoy the outdoors. I watch copious amounts of TV on Netflix and love to spend a day off with a good book. I am so excited to journey with y’all at FCC.
(972) 475-3559, Extension 26
My name is Austin Staggs I am 22 years old and originally from Phoenix Arizona. I moved to Lubbock Texas to complete a degree in youth and family ministry at Lubbock Christian University. I married my high school sweetheart Jordan. We have now been married for 3 years and have a 6 month old son Hudson. I am currently a student at Brite Divinity School pursuing a Masters of Divinity.
I am a level 17 Pokemon trainer trying my best to catch them all! I love to build Legos, play sports (including softball and ultimate Frisbee), and find new places to eat! Camping and spending time outdoors is one of my favorite past times.
I believe that God is at work best in community and so my mission is to be a part of as well as to facilitate a critically engaging community where we can laugh, eat, and be fully immersed in Gods creation.
(972) 475-3559, Extension 26
Dana Dotson has served as the Band Leader since 2002. He also plays guitar and provides vocals for our praise and worship band, New Light, for the contemporary worship service.
Originally from Ecuador, South America his hometown is Miami, Florida. He attended the Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
He is married to wife, Alba (she too is from Ecuador, occupation: diplomat) and have two children; son is Felix Andres (attends Richland College, major in Criminal Justice) and daughter is Domenica (also attends Richland, double major in Dance and Linguistics)
The entire family is fluent in at least 3 languages.
Felix is a 5th grade bilingual Math teacher at A+ Academy Charter School in Pleasant Grove. The family has traveled abroad to countries in South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Felix had the opportunity to complete and graduate as a Sommelier in the art of wine in Rome, Italy: as well as some professional culinary arts courses.
Felix and his family have decided to make DFW their established residence until the Lord decides otherwise. Make sure to introduce yourself this Sunday and welcome him!
Stephen Hughes studied classical piano and music theory from the age of 5 through college. During his high school years, he studied with Octavio Guiterrez, masters of piano performance from UNT. His formal collegiate musical studies were in piano performance & music theory, in conjunction with the University of North Texas music program. During this time, he studied with Brad Beckman, who is a world-renowned piano performer and lecturer of piano pedagogy. He has also studied jazz piano with Jerry Samuels, a well-recognized teacher in jazz piano performance.
Steve is also an accomplished performer & teacher in other areas of performance: rock, blues, funk, gospel & various pop piano styles. He has performed with some of the top cover/corporate/variety bands in the Southwest, including Emerald City, Studio 54, Daughter Judy, & Zuzu Pedals.
He has had many great performing experiences: Touring with jazz ensembles, performing at the Meyerson, hundreds of classical/jazz recitals, along with countless club gigs with bands he helped formed & manage.
Since 2004, he has dedicated most of his musical efforts towards teaching. Currently, he teaches piano/music full-time. He is also an experienced band/ensemble instructor, masterclass instructor, and lecturer. As a lecturer, he has conducted and taught over 20 seminars on various music topics. Continuing to educate himself in the art of piano pedagogy and music education is always a constant and humbling experience. He is a member of MNTA & TMTA.
Visit his website at http://www.musicalaccents.net/
Erika has served as our church secretary since February of 2010 and is the wife of our former Youth Minister, Chris. Erika grew up in Garland and graduated from South Garland High School.
She was raised in the Disciples of Christ Church and is a board member of a startup non-profit, The LOT Movement; helping homeless adults in DFW.