Our Leadership

Senior Minister

Rev. Ann Dotson

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God continues to transform hearts and lives in Rowlett, TX and I  am humbled and excited to still be in ministry with this Body of Christ.

The faithfulness of God’s love has seen us through 125 years (and counting) of ministry in Rowlett.  Through both the joy and difficulties of life, we have stood with this community.  We Celebrate our partnership and Christ’s presence!

I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and enjoy being part of a mainline denomination that embraces and welcomes all people to experience a growing relationship with Christ and one another, through the Word, worship, fun, service and study.

I am blessed to have a large extended family and an incredible husband (Dana); daughter (Carrie), Son-in-law(Jeff) daughter (Jordan), Son-in-law (Brian); and granddaughters (Kenzie, Riley, & Parker) along with our” gathered” family (Courtney, Jeren & Laney)

Come explore your faith with us, we are looking forward to meeting you!




Volunteer Minister

Rev. Don Kelgard

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Don Kelgard has served as an Elder in this congregation and has also been wrestling with a nudging from the Lord to discern a call to ministry. With much prayer and conversation, our Ministry council/Board requested that the Area Commission on Ministry commission Don as First Christian Church's Volunteer Pastor. Don went before the Area Commission and we ar pleased to announce that they have granted Don a ministerial commission through the Regional Commission on Ministry.

This holds all the rights afforded all ministers in the DOC. He is also bound by the same ministerial code of ethics as all ministersin the DOC. Don will be mentored and supervised by Rev. Ann Dotson and our Elders/Ministry Council as he grows in his calling and serves the Lord in this broader calling. 

Congratulations Rev. Don! Can't wait to see how God continues to work in and through you!




Volunteer Minister

Rev. Sissy Taylor

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Sissy Taylor has served as an Elder in this congregation and has also been wrestling with a nudging from the Lord to discern a call to ministry. With much prayer and conversation, our Ministry council/Board requested that the Area Commission on Ministry commission Sissy as First Christian Church's Volunteer Pastor. Sissy went before the Area Commission and we are pleased to announce that they have granted her a ministerial commission through the Regional Commission on Ministry.

This holds all the rights afforded all ministers in the DOC. He is also bound by the same ministerial code of ethics as all ministersin the DOC. Don will be mentored and supervised by Rev. Ann Dotson and our Elders/Ministry Council as she grows in her calling and serves the Lord in this broader calling. 

Congratulations Rev. Sissy! Can't wait to see how God continues to work in and through you!




Band Leader

Dana Dotson

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Dana Dotson has served as the Band Leader since 2002. He also plays guitar and provides vocals for our praise and worship band, New Light, for the contemporary worship service.

Prior to this, Dana has been a professional musician and still performs locally from time to time. In addition to music, Dana is involved in marketing and advertising.

Dana's family includes his wife Ann, Senior Minister, daughters Carrie (and husband Jeff) and Jordan (with husband Brian), and granddaughters Kenzie and Riley and Parker.




Music Director

Felix Barboza

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Originally from Ecuador, South America his hometown is Miami, Florida. He attended the  Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

He is married to wife, Alba (she too is from Ecuador, occupation: diplomat) and have two children; son is Felix Andres (serves in the US Air Force for Special Forces) and daughter is Domenica (attends Richland Community, double major in Dance and Linguistics)

The entire family is fluent in at least 3 languages.

Felix is a Choir Director and Head Soccer Coach at A+ Academy Secondary School in Dallas. The family has traveled abroad to countries in South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Felix had the opportunity to complete and graduate as a Sommelier in the art of wine in Rome, Italy: as well as some professional culinary arts courses.




Administrative Assistant

Erika Huggins

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Erika has served as our church secretary since February of 2010 and is the wife of our former Youth Minister, Chris. Erika grew up in Garland and graduated from South Garland High School.

She was raised in the Disciples of Christ Church and recently returned back to college; graduating with her Associates in Peace & Human Rights from DCCCD and is now attending Tarleton State Univeristy for her BS in Psychology. 

While they have no children of their own yet, Chris and Erika are parents to their four-legged "sons": Duke the lab, Barney the terrier-border collie, Moondoggie the pomeranian, and Mr. Meowgi the cat!




Nursery Attendants

      

Michele Edwards                 Crystal Fitzgerald

We have been so blessed to have Michele and Crystal with FCC Rowlett for over 15 years! 
Nursery is provided during worship and Sunday School for those aged 3 and under.