Core Beliefs

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and we proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.

 

We believe that all people are God's children.



We believe that Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper, should be celebrated every time we gather and open to all who seek to follow Jesus Christ.



We believe in freedom of belief, allowing the Holy Spirit, through scripture reading and prayer, to guide all who seek to follow God in the way of Jesus.


Faith Goals

 

We are a group of people seeking to follow God in the way of Jesus Christ and who are seeking to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

 

We strive to be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.

 

We strive to be people known by faith, hope, and love.



We strive to embody what Jesus proclaimed as the greatest commandments: to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

 

Disciples of Christ

 

First Christian Church is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

As Disciples of Christ and the universal body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us. The red chalice symbolizes the central place of Communion in worship. The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism. Our contemporary version is a simple reminder of the accessibility of the Table.

To learn more about the Disciples of Christ denomination, visit www.disciples.org

REV. David Chisham

Senior MINISTER

Christian faith and service have been a part of my life from my earliest days. Some of my earliest memories are of church and Sunday school as a child. There I learned to sing to Jesus, to share with others and that church is a place where you can find people who really care and helping and making the world a better place. And to this day it is my passion to share my faith and how important my church is with others.

 

I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but ventured far and wide since graduating from high school.  I have a B.A. in Bible and Ministry from Kentucky Christian University; an M.Div from Abilene Christian University; and a D.Min. from Drew University. I also did some academic work in early Christianity at Catholic University of America. I’ve been serving churches continuously since 2002, pastoring congregations in Arlington, VA, Rockville, MD, Baton Rouge, LA and now Midland, TX.

 

My move to Midland brought me closer to family and a familiar part of the country. My wife, Kori, grew up in Abilene, and with my time in school in Abilene I feel right at home in West Texas. We have one daughter who continues to blow our minds with how smart and talented she is!

 

I’m a DIYer around my house and have become accustomed to re-doing my fixit work a couple times before I get it right. I also love cooking and grilling meat, and road biking the streets when it’s not too hot outside. And I love being a pastor to my congregation.

 

Since beginning my ministry at First Christian, Midland in 2021, I continue to be excited about the many ways we’re making a difference in the lives of the folks of Midland and our surrounding areas. I’d love to meet you and tell you more about this great Christian community!


Remy Tercero

Associate minister

I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, and have been on staff at First Christian Church since the start of 2019. I plan on graduating with my Masters of Divinity Degree in December of 2022. 


I have a passion for mission work, as I have been on multiple international and domestic mission trips. I also have a soft place in his heart for people with special needs. His youngest brother, Shay, has been diagnosed with Autism for over a decade and is a huge influence as to why I am a minister. Over the summer of 2018, I was the Social Media Intern for the Achievement Center of Texas, a day habilitation for over 140 adults with special needs. While an intern there I did some of his most fulfilling media and video work. It really lit up my soul getting to do video work with the students at the center. I understand the power of effectively using media and want to do everything I can to help First Christian Church in that way. 


In my free time, I love playing tennis, basketball, lifting weights, walking my puppy, and spending time with family and friends. I love opportunities to learn new things. I am a straightforward communicator and a definite extrovert that loves spending time with other people. Remy is a pug enthusiast and huge fan of the Chicago Bears.

Khrysti bair

Youth Director

Khrysti has been on staff since April of 2018. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for 7 years in Midland ISD. Her first year was 2nd grade and the following 6 years have been in 1st grade. Khrysti first started volunteering her time as a youth sponsor in 2013. She enjoyed going to the camps and rallies with the youth and getting to know the youth, that she continued to volunteer year after year. When the youth minister was called to another church in the Spring of 2018, Pastor Mike called Khrysti to talk about being one of the youth directors. Khrysti heard God calling her to do this all day before that phone call. She went to talk to Pastor Mike and knew that she needed to do it. As a full-time teacher, she was apprehensive but let her faith guide her into this calling. She is currently on the Ministry Youth Council for the Disciples West camping program, as well as, the Regional Youth Ministry Council for the Christian Church of the Southwest youth camping program. She is takes on new challenges head-on, even when she is very hesitant about it. She knows in the end, everything will work out as it is planned. The newest challenge is being the sole youth director, full-time teacher, and team leader at school. She accepted the challenge and isn’t looking back! In her free time Khrysti enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and crafting.