The elders at First Christian Church serve as shepherds and administrators. Each elder is assigned an area of oversight for the ministries of FCC, they are also assigned a portion of the membership to help shepherd. The elders have administrative oversight over the staff and help to set the vision and direction of the congregation. Elders serve in three year terms of service. 

Steve Hammack

Steve helps to oversee the Community Formation areas of ministry, which include Men's and Women's ministries, Buildings and Grounds, and Senior Christian Fellowship.

Steve is married to his wonderful wife, Donna. They have 4 children and 1 grandchild. 

Tony Veliky

Tony helps to oversee the Worship ministry. These ministries include worship team, tech team, security, home communion, and our nursing home ministry. 

Tony is blessed with a wonderful wife, Betsy, 3 daughters, and 3 grandchildren. 

Wayne Sanders

Wayne helps to oversee our Discipleship ministries. These include: Sunday School, classes, events, and our prayer ministry.

Wayne is married to his wonderful wife, Debbie. They have two children and 1 grandson, with another on the way. 

Tom Stanfield

Tom helps to oversee the ministry areas of Outreach and Missions. This area includes our Missions team, events, Hospitality, and Benevolence. 

Tom is married to his wonderful wife, Kris. They have 2 children and 1 grandchild. 


Deacons at First Christian Church serve as ministry leaders as needed in specific ministries. They also assist in the shepherding process with the Elders. Current deacons include: Steve Booher, Robert Conger, Kenny Dickerson, Jeff Gibson, Travis Lyles, John Nixon, Michael Salanik, Dave Shaffer, Jeff Smith, and Lynn Smith.