HERE TO SERVE YOU
Ann Dotson 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.
Before Ann assumed the duties as Senior Minister, she managed all of the Children's Christian Education Programs and Outreach Ministries. She also performed normal ministerial duties such as pastoral care and worship leadership.
Pastor Ann is also a facillitator for the Prepare-Enrich, a customized online assessment tool that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. These tools help build healthier relationships on any phase of the journey, from engagements and beyond.
Ann's pride and joy is her family, husband Dana (also our Band Leader) and daughters Carrie and Jordan, Son -in -Law, Brian and especially her granddaughter, Kenzie.
Ann has been on staff at First Christian Church since January, 2001.
After hearing a calling early in his teenage years, Chris Huggins recently began pursuing that call to ministry. Chris joined FCC Rowlett in January of 2009, and soon began working with the youth and Youth Ministry Team.
In April that same year, he was installed as Director of Youth Ministries. He has been licensed as a minister by the North Texas Area - Disciples of Christ. Chris was officially installed as a minister within our church May 30, 2010.
We are excited about what Chris has to offer and look forward to upcoming events, growth, and fellowship of our youth program. Chris is originally from Franklin, Texas, is a die-hard Aggie fan, and worships with his wife, Erika who is also our secretary.
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Erika Huggins- Secretary
Erika Huggins has served as our church secretary since February 2010 and is the wife of Youth Minister, Chris. Erika grew up in Garland, Texas and graduated from South Garland High School.
Erika enjoys reading, fishing, and traveling in her spare time. While they have no children of their own yet, Chris and Erika are parents to their four-legged "sons"; Sinatra, Duke, and Moondoggie. Erika recently added a church 'mascot' to the office, a betta fish, named Elton. Stop by and see him! Reach Erika at 972-475-3559 extension 24
Dana Dotson- Band Leader
Dana Dotson has served as the Director of Contemporary Music since 2002. He also plays guitar and provides vocals for New Light, our praise and worship band.
Prior to this, Dana has been a professional musician since his childhood, and still performs locally from time to time. In addition to music, Dana is involved in marketing and advertising.
Dana's family includes his wife Ann, Associate Minister at FCC, Rowlett, and daughters Carrie and Jordan. The Dotson's have been members of First Christian Church since 2001.
Katie is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University and is doing great things for our second service and special music. We are so excited to have her on board.
Stephen Hughes studied classical piano and music theory from the age of 5 through college. Steve is also an accomplished performer & teacher in other areas of performance: rock, blues, funk, gospel & various pop piano styles.
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.
Crystal Fitzgerald (left)
Michele Edwards (right)
Our nurseries are available for children ages birth - age 2. We have two loving, paid staff members who care for our babies and toddlers during both worship services and the Sunday school hour.
Babies, birth - 18 months are in the infant nursery and children ages 18 months - age 2 are in our toddler nursery.
Both nurseries offer Christian nurturing by trained staff and volunteer helpers. The nurseries are bright and cheerful and full of educational, religious and fun toys for all ages!