JUSTIN JETER: SENIOR MINISTER
Justin Jeter is husband to Jamie and dad to Gabriel. He did his seminary studies at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth and Pacific School of Religion in California. He previously served at First Christian Church of North Hollywood, CA, and was Co-Founder of PurposeMatch.com. Justin especially loves Isaiah 43 and the book of Luke, along with church camp, teaching people how to wakeboard, and puttering around the house. Justin cannot cook to save his life, but Jamie- a schoolteacher in Weatherford- is an excellent cook, and Justin tries to pull his weight by doing the dishes. Email Justin at email@example.com.
AMY PIATT: MINISTER OF FAMILY LIFE & MISSION
Amy Piatt is wife to Christian and mom to Mattias and Zoe. She is passionate about helping congregations build bridges from the Church that they have inherited to the Church that God is calling them to become. Amy has direct experience with new church planting, revitalization, strategic planning and community engagement in social justice. Amy received her M.Div. from Brite Divinity School at TCU. She loves singing, preaching, pastoral care and counseling, creative worship, and storytelling. She and Christian co-host a podcast, The Homebrewed Culturecast, where they discuss matters of faith, culture, and current events from a Christian perspective. Amy is a lover of people, a motivator, teacher, encourager and visionary. She enjoys helping people see what is possible and then setting them free to do good work in the world, and she also loves making up songs about any topic, dark chocolate, hiking, puppies and HGTV. Email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXANDRIA 'ALEX' SMITH: MINISTER OF YOUTH, INFORMATION, & TECHNOLOGY
Alex was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry in the Fall of 2016 from Lubbock Christian University. Alex joined our staff in January of 2017. She is currently a graduate student at Brite Divinity School at TCU working towards her Masters of Divinity. Alex currently serves as a member on the planning team for Disciple Summer Mission and has worked on mission trips such as: Albuquerque, San Marcos, Baton Rouge, and 2018's trip to Lexington, KY. Some of Alex's favorite things are Dr. Pepper, Harry Potter, Elephants, and spending time with friends and family. Email Alex at email@example.com.
ELLEN BUCK: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Ellen is a native Texan, born in Abilene and raised in Vidor. She and her family have been attending First Christian Church since 1998. Ellen became the Administrative Assistant at FCC in the fall of 2012. She and her husband Kevin have two children, Megan and Levi. Email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org
BUDDY PEDIGO: CHOIR AND HAND BELL DIRECTOR
Buddy graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Music Education, he is a retired elementary school teacher in Granbury ISD. He taught for many years at Baccus Elementary, as well as, Acton Elementary School. Buddy directs the choir for our Traditional Service at 11 am and the Hand Bell group. Buddy has been with First Christian Church for over 12 years.
JEREMY BOWEN: ORGANIST AND PRAISE BAND LEADER
Jeremy Bowen has been with FCC Granbury since 2007. He is the Co-Director of Music in which his responsibilities including rehearsing and praising with the praise team, "Witness." He also assists with conducting the Adult Choir and Bell Choir, and provides service music on organ and piano. He is also the choral director at Granbury Middle School where he oversees a program of over 280 students in 6 performing ensembles. His choirs have received Superior Rathings at area contests and many of his students have been selected to participate in Region and Area choral auditions and concerts. Prior to Granbury Middle School, Jeremy attended Baylor University and studied Collaborative Piano with Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer and Jane Abbott-Kirk. Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Music Education at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. He studied piano with Dr. Leslie Spotz, voice with Dr. Jammieca Mott, and choral conducting with Dr. Charles Rives and Dr. Troy Robertson. Jeremy is an active pianist and clinician throughout the DFW area. He has also performed internationally with trips to Ireland, Japan, Hawaii, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Jeremy is a member of TCDA, TMEA, ACDA, and Phi Mu Alpha. Email Jeremy at email@example.com.
LINDA HAYES: NURSERY DIRECTOR
Linda has attended FCC Granbury since 1994 with her husband Bruce. Linda and Bruce quickly became active in the church's community- Linda became the Nursery Director in 1999, while Bruce took a spot in the Praise Band. Linda and Bruce have lived in Granbury since 1983. She has been a nurse for the last 32 years and has worked in with the IDD population for the last 23 years and working in local nursing homes since she was licensed in 1984. Bruce and Linda, together, have 7 kids and 10 grandchildren and enjoy spending as much time as they can with them all.
WESLEY BALLESTEROS: SOUND TECHNICIAN
Wesley is the newest member to our staff, joining us September of 2017. Wesley is a native Texan but has also lived in Arkansas and Wisconsin. He is currently working as a Vet Tech here in Granbury. Wesley enjoys photograph and writing. Contact Wesley at firstname.lastname@example.org
DON ATCHISON: CUSTODIAN
Don joined our staff in 2012. He originally hails from Indiana. Don and his wife moved here a few years ago to be close to their wonderful daughters and grandchildren.
JUDY BOSS: PARISH NURSE
Judy's Christian faith has compelled her to work in many areas of the church. She says that one of my most rewarding positions has been that of a Parish Nurse. Judy received her Parish Nurse training about 17 years ago from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. She has worked in that capacity in Fulton, Missouri and was one of three Parish Nurses that served several denominations. After that Judy served in 3 Disciples churches in Missouri and Colorado. Her work was always as a volunteer as, are most Parish Nurses. Parish Nurses are trained to focus on the whole person and emphasizes wellness, disease prevention, health promotion and spirituality. They are trained health educators, personal health counselors, facilitators, advocates and interpreters. Judy has also worked as a home health nurse, started and administered a home care agency, and did home care consulting. She has worked as an Emergency Room Nurse, Poison Information Center nurse, and Special Projects Analyst in Nursing Administration at Parkland in Dallas. And now, Judy is thoroughly enjoying serving here at First Christian in Granbury.
ANN LOCKARD: LIBRARIAN
Ann is a native North Carolinian and graduated from Appalachian State Teaching College in Boone, North Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science. She is a retired elementary librarian having taught in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. She has been volunteering in the church library since 2006. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, crocheting, and knitting. Since 2011, she has partnered with Chick-Fil-A to do story time twice a month for children ages 2-5. She enjoys playing Bunco! Ann and her late husband, Boyd, have two children, who are grown with families of their own. She is the grandmother of six- ranging in age from 13-22.