About

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

The 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

Joined the staff in 2018
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Mason Barnes
Head Custodian

Joined the staff in 2010
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Malynda Berry
Office Manager

Joined the staff in 2003
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Maria Darby
Guest Services Coordinator/Receptionist

Joined the staff in 2018
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Chris Davis
IT Specialist

Joined the staff in 2016
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Tim Davis
Pastor to Children and Families

Joined the staff in 2007
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Tanner Fouts
Pastor of Middle School Ministries

Joined the staff in 2014
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Jessica Freeburne
Administrative Assistant to Pastoral Care

Joined the staff in 2019
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Carly Kuss
Graphic Designer

Joined the staff in 2015
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Deb MacKay
Executive Pastor of Strategy and Operations

Joined the staff in 2016
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Dan McPherson
Pastor of High School Ministries

Joined the staff in 2015
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Hannah Meredith
Nursery and Preschool Coordinator

Joined the staff in 2019
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Lynne Neyland
Executive Assistant

Joined the staff in 2012
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Susan Scott
Director of Women’s Ministries

Joined the staff in 2016
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Heather Smith
Director of Communications and Connections

Joined the staff in 2019
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