Our Staff

We are so blessed with an amazing staff! Remember to keep them and their leadership in your prayers.

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 & soon to be son-in-law, Jeff); daughter (Jordan), Son-in& law (Brian); and granddaughters (Kenzie, & Riley) along with our” gathered” family (Courtney, Jeren & Laney)

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

(972) 475-3559, Extension 25


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.


Felix and his family have decided to make DFW their established residence until the Lord decides otherwise.


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. She and Chris enjoy cooking in their spare time for their catering BBQ buisness, Hogg Street!

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!

Volunteer Minister of Men's Ministries

Rev. Don Kelgard

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 to Men's Ministries. Don went before the Area Commission on 9/9/19 and I am pleased to announce that they have granted Don a 1 year 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. We will install Don as our Volunteer Pastor to Men's Ministries in an upcoming worship service.

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




Volunteer Hospitality & Community Liaison

Rev. Sissy Taylor

Look for information on Sissy Taylors discernment to ministry & Area  Commission meeting coming up in November! We are asking that Sissy be  commissioned as our Volunteer Pastor to Hospitality Ministries and an acting liaison to the community we serve!

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


Nursery Attendants

Michele Edwards

Holliann Edwards

Crystal Fitzgerald

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