About Us

Who we are and what we believe

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

We Will

Love God, Love Others, and Live Fully Engaged in Christ’s Great Commission starting in Lexington, Kentucky.

We See

A church that raises up the next generation, loves our neighbors, and reaches the nations by courageously living out new, faith-filled expressions of our rich heritage.

We Are

  • God-glorifying
  • Jesus-following
  • Spirit-empowered
  • Prayer-fueled
  • Biblically-grounded
  • Disciple-making
  • Resource-generous
  • Mercy-moved
  • Mission-driven

We Move

  • UP Towards God in Worship
  • IN Towards Each Other in Community
  • OUT Towards the World in Mission

Christian and Missionary Alliance

First Alliance Church is part of a family of churches and missions movement called the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Visit the national website for more information or to read our Statement of Faith.


Our Staff

Paul Smith

Lead Pastor

Part of teaching team
Joined the staff in 2018

Deb MacKay

Executive Pastor of Strategy & Operations

Joined the staff in 2016

T Wright

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Part of teaching team
Joined the staff in 2019

Zach Meerkreebs

Pastor of Outreach

Part of teaching team
Joined the staff in 2020

Mason Barnes

Head Custodian

Joined the staff in 2010

Chris Davis

IT Specialist

Joined the staff in 2016

Tim Davis

Pastor to Children & Families

Joined the staff in 2007

Tanner Fouts

Pastor of Middle School

Joined the staff in 2014

Jessica Freeburne

Coordinator of Congregational Care

Joined the staff in 2019

Zeke Friedeman

Worship Pastor

Joined the staff in 2020

Bethany Laue

Guest Services Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Joined the staff in 2021

Carly Kuss

Graphic Designer & Video Editor

Joined the staff in 2015

Dan McPherson

Pastor of High School

Part of teaching team
Joined the staff in 2015

Hannah Meredith

Nursery & Preschool Coordinator

Joined the staff in 2019

Steve Miller

Worship Tech Coordinator

Joined the staff in 2017

Lynne Neyland

Executive Assistant

Joined the staff in 2012

Susan Scott

Director of Women’s Ministries

Joined the staff in 2016

Heather Smith

Director of Communications & Connections

Joined the staff in 2019