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Dr. Michael T. Dunn

Dr. Michael Dunn was installed as Minister of First Christian Church in September 2006. He first came to FCC in February 2001 to be the associate minister. Prior to coming to Houston, he served as the minister of Downtown Christian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee for over nine years. He also taught Humanities as an adjunct faculty member of Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in northeast Tennessee. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Emmanuel School of Religion in 1991 and 2000. He is married to Dawn, and they have four children: Caleb, Madeleine, Grace, and Hollis. Email him at:

Pastor's Blog: at 

Twitter: @dunnmichael 

Sermons: Soundcloud

Jeremy M. Wood
Worship Minister

Originally from the St. Louis, Missouri area, Jeremy came to First Christian Church as Pianist in 2001 and was installed as Director of Music in April of 2002. Since August of 2002, Jeremy has held the position of Associate Director of Music at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas. Prior to coming to First Christian, he served on the Adjunct Music Faculties of Houston Baptist University (Houston, Texas), McLennan Community College (Waco, Texas), and Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Missouri) and enjoyed a successful freelance career as pianist, accompanist, coach and director in Opera, Music Theater, and Church Music. Jeremy studied Piano, Voice, and History at Southwest Baptist University and earned a Masters Degree in Piano Accompanying/ Coaching from Baylor University. Jeremy enjoys good friends, good books (and bookstores!), lots of tennis, and grabbing every minute possible to spend with his wife, Tracy.
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Annette Bruer Tarver
Children's Minister

Annette grew up in Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jackson, Tennessee as a sixth generation member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and an Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. She and her husband, Brent, have been members of First Christian Church - Houston for over 20 years, and she has taught adult and children's Sunday school nearly the entire time. She is a founding leader of Children's Worship and has directed Vacation Bible School since 2000. Annette chaired the Building Committee for the $5+ million addition and renovation (2002-2006) as well as the Membership Study (2002), the Task Force (2000), and the Evangelism Department (1995, 1996). Annette and Brent have two children, Robbe and Annsley.
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Erin Donohue
Church Administrator

Erin joined the FCC staff in September 2014. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Erin has been married to her husband, Tom Shaw, since 1992. They have a son, Liam.    

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Judith Keenan
Financial Secretary

Judi has been FCC’s Financial Secretary for over 25 years. Judi has an accounting degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She has two adult sons and seven grandchildren. Judi also served as Financial Secretary for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Bethany Christian Church.

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Steve Smithson

Visual Arts Worship Coordinator


Steve became the Visual Arts Worship Coordinator because of his background in Information Technology.  He, his wife Tracey, and their son Carter live in the very small town of Rosharon. They joined FCC, where Tracey serves as an elder, in 2015.  While Steve continues to get the visual system up to more modern standards, he is also working on his Bachelor of Arts in History through Sam Houston State University.




Robert Fillmore

Building Operations Supervisor

Robert has been with FCC for over 20 years. Robert resides in Houston and enjoys following sports.

Kenneth Boozer

Staff Custodian

Kenneth has been one of our staff custodians for 25 years. Kenneth resides in Houston, and when not at FCC follows all his favorite NCAA and professional teams. Kenneth is proud of his sobriety since 1988.


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