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 loves our neighbors, reaches the nations, and raises up the next generation 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 Discipleship

OUT Towards the World in Mission

Discipleship

Learn more about our philosophy of discipleship in the video below or check out the rest of our Unstoppable Force series for more on how we see the Church and God’s mission in the world.

The Christian and Missionary Alliance

First Alliance Church is part of a family of churches and missions movement called the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Check out the videos below to learn more.

All of Jesus for All the World
Jesus as Savior
Jesus as Sanctifier
Jesus as Healer
Jesus as Coming King

You can also visit our denomination’s website or 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

Tyrone Vinegar

Pastor of Outreach & Missions

Joined the staff in 2022

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

Bethany Donahue

Guest Services Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Joined the staff in 2021

Andrés Donahue

Worship Tech Assistant

Joined the staff in 2022

John Doyle

Pastor of Intergenerational Engagement

Joined the staff in 2022

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

Carly Kuss

Graphic Designer & Video Editor

Joined the staff in 2015

Kendall McKee

Greenhouse Coordinator

Joined the staff in 2022

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

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