J. Cook, Senior Minister J.Cook@fccjacksonville.org J. has spent a fair amount of his life in a Church parsonage. His father had been a long time minister, and his brother is a minister in Rolla, Missouri. He grew up in parsonages all over the United States but his roots are firmly planted in the Midwest. Having earned his Bachelor's Degree at Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri in 1977, J. went on to do post-grad work at Lincoln Christian Seminary. J. served two previous ministries before settling here at FCC, first as youth minister at Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, Missouri, then as preaching minister at a Liberty, Illinois church. The Cooks have been with First Christian Church since December of 1983. J. enjoys fishing, shooting guns, and riding his motorcycle. He also LOVES his gadgets! If it’s iPhone or iPad related, he’s into it.. J. and his wife Janie have been married since September of 1973 and have three adult children and eight grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Heather, has two children, a daughter, Ashton, and a son, Titus. Their son, Justin, and his wife, Jana, have two daughters, Emma and Gaby, and a son, Dexter. Misty, the Cook’s youngest daughter and her husband, Richard Rowe, have three children, Miles, Lola, and Lincoln. Heather, Misty, and their families are very involved with FCC. Justin is a minister at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri

J. Cook, Senior Minister
J.Cook@fccjacksonville.org

J. has spent a fair amount of his life in a Church parsonage. His father had been a long time minister, and his brother is a minister in Rolla, Missouri. He grew up in parsonages all over the United States but his roots are firmly planted in the Midwest. Having earned his Bachelor's Degree at Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri in 1977, J. went on to do post-grad work at Lincoln Christian Seminary. J. served two previous ministries before settling here at FCC, first as youth minister at Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, Missouri, then as preaching minister at a Liberty, Illinois church. The Cooks have been with First Christian Church since December of 1983. J. enjoys fishing, shooting guns, and riding his motorcycle. He also LOVES his gadgets! If it’s iPhone or iPad related, he’s into it.. J. and his wife Janie have been married since September of 1973 and have three adult children and eight grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Heather, has two children, a daughter, Ashton, and a son, Titus. Their son, Justin, and his wife, Jana, have two daughters, Emma and Gaby, and a son, Dexter. Misty, the Cook’s youngest daughter and her husband, Richard Rowe, have three children, Miles, Lola, and Lincoln. Heather, Misty, and their families are very involved with FCC. Justin is a minister at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri

Shane Allen, Associate Minister Shane.Allen@fccjacksonville.org Shane joined the FCC staff in June 2017. He grew up in Central Illinois, and attended Lincoln Christian University. After graduating from Lincoln in 2007, he moved to Oklahoma and began his Ministry career. Shane has served at churches in Oklahoma and Illinois before joining us in Jacksonville. Shane and his beautiful wife Elisabeth have been married since 2008 and they have 3 children, Hudson, Harrison & Holland. 

Shane Allen, Associate Minister
Shane.Allen@fccjacksonville.org

Shane joined the FCC staff in June 2017. He grew up in Central Illinois, and attended Lincoln Christian University. After graduating from Lincoln in 2007, he moved to Oklahoma and began his Ministry career. Shane has served at churches in Oklahoma and Illinois before joining us in Jacksonville. Shane and his beautiful wife Elisabeth have been married since 2008 and they have 3 children, Hudson, Harrison & Holland. 

Patrick Crawford Patrick.Crawford@fccjacksonville.org Youth Minister Patrick joined the FCC staff in 2017. He grew up in Raymond, Illinois. After receiving a call to vocational ministry his freshman year of High School, he decided to attend Lincoln Christian University. He graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Preaching Ministry and minored in Spiritual Formation. Most of Patrick's experience has come in the form of Youth Ministry with camps, conferences, and an internship at Lakeside Christian Church in Springfield, IL. He loves the Cardinals, Steelers and the San Antonio Spurs

Patrick Crawford
Patrick.Crawford@fccjacksonville.org

Youth Minister

Patrick joined the FCC staff in 2017. He grew up in Raymond, Illinois. After receiving a call to vocational ministry his freshman year of High School, he decided to attend Lincoln Christian University. He graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Preaching Ministry and minored in Spiritual Formation. Most of Patrick's experience has come in the form of Youth Ministry with camps, conferences, and an internship at Lakeside Christian Church in Springfield, IL. He loves the Cardinals, Steelers and the San Antonio Spurs

Michelle Douglas Michelle.Douglas@fccjacksonville.org Clubhouse Coordinator Michelle joined the FCC Staff in 2014. She grew up in Oklahoma and earned an Education degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She has taught PreSchool through 2nd grade at various times and been involved in church ministry from adult and children's worship to small group and women's ministry over the past 20+ years.  Her family has worshiped at FCC since moving to Jacksonville from Highland, KS in 2011.  Chris and Michelle have been married for 17 years. Chris is the head football coach at MacMurray College and they have three beautiful and amazing children - Anna, Zac and CJ.

Michelle Douglas
Michelle.Douglas@fccjacksonville.org

Clubhouse Coordinator

Michelle joined the FCC Staff in 2014. She grew up in Oklahoma and earned an Education degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She has taught PreSchool through 2nd grade at various times and been involved in church ministry from adult and children's worship to small group and women's ministry over the past 20+ years.  Her family has worshiped at FCC since moving to Jacksonville from Highland, KS in 2011.  Chris and Michelle have been married for 17 years. Chris is the head football coach at MacMurray College and they have three beautiful and amazing children - Anna, Zac and CJ.

Casandra Turner Casandra.Turner@fccjacksonville.org Early Childhood Director Cassie joined the FCC Church Staff in October 2014. She ministers to children from newborn to pre-kindergarten ages and their families. She has been attending FCC for 25+ years. Cassie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelors in retail and fashion merchandising. She and her husband, Ryan have been married for 12 years. They have 4 beautiful kids...Nolan 10, Brady 8, Ava 5, and Cora 4. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and teaching little kids about Jesus.

Casandra Turner
Casandra.Turner@fccjacksonville.org

Early Childhood Director

Cassie joined the FCC Church Staff in October 2014. She ministers to children from newborn to pre-kindergarten ages and their families. She has been attending FCC for 25+ years. Cassie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelors in retail and fashion merchandising. She and her husband, Ryan have been married for 12 years. They have 4 beautiful kids...Nolan 10, Brady 8, Ava 5, and Cora 4. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and teaching little kids about Jesus.

Janet Webb Janet.Webb@fccjacksonville.org Financial Assistant Janet and her husband, Rich, have been attending FCC since 2013. She has many years of church secretarial and administrative experience and also worked at Jacksonville High School for 11 years. She enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family. Janet has three adult sons, two of whom are married. Janet welcomed her first granddaughter, Griffin, in October 2015! 

Janet Webb
Janet.Webb@fccjacksonville.org

Financial Assistant

Janet and her husband, Rich, have been attending FCC since 2013. She has many years of church secretarial and administrative experience and also worked at Jacksonville High School for 11 years. She enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family. Janet has three adult sons, two of whom are married. Janet welcomed her first granddaughter, Griffin, in October 2015! 

Perry Case, Worship Minister Perry.Case@fccjacksonville.org Perry grew up in the small town of Allendale, Illinois but spent most of his time in Mount Carmel where he attended High School. Perry has served in many pastoral roles over the past 18 years both bi-vocationally and full time, but his heart's desire is to inspire God's people to a place of active worship. Perry is married to Kristi and they have 4 amazing children, Isaiah, Max, Sophia, and Lillian. Kristi is a stay at home Mom and she home schools the kids! The Case family all enjoy playing and writing music, and love to serve the Lord.

Perry Case, Worship Minister
Perry.Case@fccjacksonville.org

Perry grew up in the small town of Allendale, Illinois but spent most of his time in Mount Carmel where he attended High School.

Perry has served in many pastoral roles over the past 18 years both bi-vocationally and full time, but his heart's desire is to inspire God's people to a place of active worship.

Perry is married to Kristi and they have 4 amazing children, Isaiah, Max, Sophia, and Lillian.

Kristi is a stay at home Mom and she home schools the kids! The Case family all enjoy playing and writing music, and love to serve the Lord.

Misty Rowe Misty.Rowe@fccjacksonville.org Involvement Coordinator Misty grew up in Jacksonville and attending FCC.  The daughter of J., she has volunteered in many areas at the church through the years.  Misty has been the Involvement Coordinator for First Christian since October 2013.  If you are looking to get plugged into a Life Group, or have questions about membership and baptism she is the one to contact.  Misty has been married to her husband Richard since September 2004.  They have three wonderful children, Miles, Lola and Lincoln.  

Misty Rowe
Misty.Rowe@fccjacksonville.org

Involvement Coordinator

Misty grew up in Jacksonville and attending FCC.  The daughter of J., she has volunteered in many areas at the church through the years.  Misty has been the Involvement Coordinator for First Christian since October 2013.  If you are looking to get plugged into a Life Group, or have questions about membership and baptism she is the one to contact.  Misty has been married to her husband Richard since September 2004.  They have three wonderful children, Miles, Lola and Lincoln.  

Terri Little Terri.Little@fccjacksonville.org Director of Administration Terri and her husband, John, have been members of FCC since 2004. She first worked as the Office Manager for First Christian Church from 2003 – 2008 until a move with her family out of Jacksonville led her to take a position elsewhere. While she was away, Terri missed the church. In November of 2010 she was thrilled to rejoin the staff in her same position.Terri enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her grand kids. Terri and John have been married since 2004. They have three grown children, James, Jason, and Megan, and six grandchildren.

Terri Little
Terri.Little@fccjacksonville.org

Director of Administration

Terri and her husband, John, have been members of FCC since 2004. She first worked as the Office Manager for First Christian Church from 2003 – 2008 until a move with her family out of Jacksonville led her to take a position elsewhere. While she was away, Terri missed the church. In November of 2010 she was thrilled to rejoin the staff in her same position.Terri enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her grand kids. Terri and John have been married since 2004. They have three grown children, James, Jason, and Megan, and six grandchildren.

April Doerr April.Doerr@fccjacksonville.org Children Event Coordinator April has been a member of FCC since 2014. She grew up in Jacksonville, attended JHS and loves raising her family here. She has been happily married to Shawn Doerr since 2001 and they have 3 amazing and very active children - Logan, Braden & Madilynn. She says her favorite job is being their Mom. She enjoys spending her time with family, friends and scrapbooking. As the Children's Events Coordinator, she loves to plan events that encourage, nurture and allow families to have fun and to grow in Christ. She has been involved in Church Ministries such as directing Vacation Bible School, Children's small groups, Life Groups & Women's Ministry for many years. She has a heart for Orphans locally and internationally. Her family has been blessed with the adoption of Madilynn from China. She helped start the Hands of Love Orphan Ministry here at FCC. She works along with the local DCFS office helping local foster families. 

April Doerr
April.Doerr@fccjacksonville.org

Children Event Coordinator

April has been a member of FCC since 2014. She grew up in Jacksonville, attended JHS and loves raising her family here. She has been happily married to Shawn Doerr since 2001 and they have 3 amazing and very active children - Logan, Braden & Madilynn. She says her favorite job is being their Mom. She enjoys spending her time with family, friends and scrapbooking. As the Children's Events Coordinator, she loves to plan events that encourage, nurture and allow families to have fun and to grow in Christ. She has been involved in Church Ministries such as directing Vacation Bible School, Children's small groups, Life Groups & Women's Ministry for many years. She has a heart for Orphans locally and internationally. Her family has been blessed with the adoption of Madilynn from China. She helped start the Hands of Love Orphan Ministry here at FCC. She works along with the local DCFS office helping local foster families. 

Amy West Amy.West@fccjacksonville.org Publicist/Facility Coordinator Amy joined the First Christian Church staff in June of 2012 following her graduation from Western Illinois University with a degree in Recreation Park and Tourism Administration and a minor in Graphic Media. She is a native of Jacksonville, graduating from Jacksonville High School in 2007 and enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Maggie. Amy is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Lincoln Christian University

Amy West
Amy.West@fccjacksonville.org

Publicist/Facility Coordinator

Amy joined the First Christian Church staff in June of 2012 following her graduation from Western Illinois University with a degree in Recreation Park and Tourism Administration and a minor in Graphic Media. She is a native of Jacksonville, graduating from Jacksonville High School in 2007 and enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Maggie. Amy is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Lincoln Christian University

Autumne Willner Autumne.Willner@fccjacksonville.org Volunteer Coordinator Autumne and her family have been members of FCC since 2014. Joining the staff in March 2016 as the Volunteer Coordinator, she believes we are all called to be the hands and feet of Jesus while blessing and serving others.  If you are looking to get more involved with volunteer opportunities she is the one to contact. Autumne enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, cooking & baking, traveling, and spending time with her family while supporting her kids in their activities.  Autumne has been married to the love of her life, Barry, since May 2007.  As a blended family, they are the parents of five children,Barry Jr., Josh, Bailee, Kourtnee, and Drake. 

Autumne Willner
Autumne.Willner@fccjacksonville.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Autumne and her family have been members of FCC since 2014. Joining the staff in March 2016 as the Volunteer Coordinator, she believes we are all called to be the hands and feet of Jesus while blessing and serving others.  If you are looking to get more involved with volunteer opportunities she is the one to contact. Autumne enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, cooking & baking, traveling, and spending time with her family while supporting her kids in their activities.  Autumne has been married to the love of her life, Barry, since May 2007.  As a blended family, they are the parents of five children,Barry Jr., Josh, Bailee, Kourtnee, and Drake. 

John Lacy Custodian

John Lacy

Custodian

John has worked at FCC since October 2015