Transitional Minister

Rev. Tom Reeder

Tom Reeder began a time of transitional ministry with First Christian Church of Abilene on June 1, 2019. “Congregations must constantly evolve to meet changing realties and needs. I expect this to be a challenging ministry – an exciting opportunity to continue to move forward as a body of Christ’s disciples in Abilene,” he says.

Mr. Reeder is a graduate of Texas Christian University and of Brite Divinity School at TCU. Ordained into the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1978, he has served congregations in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.

In 2016, Tom retired after completing fourteen years as senior minister of FCC Granbury. A year later, he accepted a call as Interim Senior Minister at FCC Arlington, a ministry that lasted ten months.

During his tenure as Moderator of the Christian Church (DoC) in Louisiana, Tom served on the Executive Committee of Regional Ministers and Moderators. He also held regional office in Alabama and area office in the Bluebonnet Area of the Christian Church in the Southwest. He is a past member of the Board of the Juliette Fowler Homes in Dallas.

Residents of Fort Worth, Tom and Elaine have been married 46 years. They are the proud parents of four married children and eight perfect grandchildren (ages 6 through 17), all of whom live in the DFW area.


An avid follower of the sports teams of Texas Christian University, Tom is occasionally a woodworker and used to play a bit of golf, but his real passion is to serve as a pastor. “There is no greater privilege than to be trusted with the care of God’s people and to share the story of God’s love as revealed in Jesus, the Christ.”

Youth Director

Jessica Giddings

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Worship Arts Leader

MacKinzie (Macks) Testerman

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Worship Leader in Mosaic Worship Servic as well as Head of all Things Tech. Our Genious mastermind of our Live stream service and leading us into a new era for our Church!

Church Secretary/Administrator

Brenda Harris

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Brenda also serves as Wedding Consultant for wedding ceremonies at FCC.

Choir Director

Joe Mack Hill

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Director, "Children Come First" Mothers Day Out

Sarah Christopher

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Sarah Christopher has served as Director of "Children Come First," First Christian Church's mothers' day out ministry since 2016. She was born in Iowa, grew up in Houston, and came to Abilene the Air Force moved her husband, Mike, to Dyess Air Force Base. She and Mike have been married almost 17 years and have two teenage daughters, Taylor and Madison. Sarah earned as associate's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in general arts. She substitutes for Abilene Independent School District and is also a nanny. She says she loves "making a difference in these children's lives."

Financial Administrator

Tim Adcock

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Tim Adcock had served as organist from 2002 until 2019 and finance administrator since 2008. As a young boy in church in Iowa Park, TX, Tim always wanted to play the upright piano in one of the Sunday School rooms -- and play on the adding machine in the church office. He has played organ and piano for churches for more than 40 years. An honor graduate of Hardin-Simmons University with a BBA degree in accounting, he has owned a tax preparation service for many years. Now semi-retired, he prefers to spend his time in ministry in both music and finance for churches and non profits.

  January 2021  
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