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.

Anieta McNabb

BUsiness Manager

I was born and raised in the North Central Texas area.  Loved growing up in the small town rural life. I have two daughters and son in laws, five granddaughters and 3 grandsons.  Which are the light of my life.

 

I have always loved working with numbers.  In high school I took all the classes I could for office and bookkeeping type work.


Started working in the bookkeeping department at the local bank while I was in high school thru the VOE program at school.


I always wanted to be a CPA but never had the opportunity to go to college for that.  So, when I turned 40, I did the next best thing, I went to work for one.  Was there for 18 years before moving to Midland in January of 2021. 

 

I had been praying to God that I needed a change in my life, and he began opening doors that I could not ignore.  My journey to Midland was all to the hands of God for sure.  It also helps that one daughter and 5 of the grandkids are here also.

 

In my spare time I like working with my hands, making quilts, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, and bobbin lace making. I enjoy doing these things and showing other people how, so the art of them is not lost.