About Us

Who we are and what we believe

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We Envision

a loving community of disciple-makers serving and reaching generations with the Gospel in our city and around the world.

Our Mission

is to passionately pursue God, extend life-changing hope, and disciple people to be Spirit-empowered followers of Jesus.

Our Core Values


Teaching, hearing, and obeying the living and inspired Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17


Offering our lives and voices in praise and glory to God.

Colossians 3:14-17


Boldly and unceasingly coming to the Father to advance His mission and Kingdom in the world.

1 John 5:14-15


A community of believers of all generations pursuing fruitful and faithful lives that reflect Jesus.

Matthew 28:16-20


Proclaiming the Gospel to everyone, everywhere.

Acts 1:8


Extending Kingdom restoration, generosity, and love to our community and world.

Matthew 25:34-39

Our Ministry Priorities

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towards each other in

towards our world in


A disciple is someone who knows how to listen to God, obeys him, and helps others do the same.

Characteristics of a disciple:

  • God Dependent
    growing in their knowledge and application of Prayer
  • Biblically Grounded
    familiar with the Bible and knowing how to read and apply the Bible devotionally
  • Relationally Healthy
    knowing how to fight against sin, how to say “no” to temptation, and how the Spirit produces the “fruit of the Spirit” in a Christian’s life
  • Equipped for Ministry
    understanding God’s design for Spiritual Gifts in a church and using their gifts
  • Personally Generous
    knowing God’s design for the stewardship of their God given time, talents, and treasures
  • Missionally Engaged
    knowing that God is working in the world and having discovered how he has called them to play a part in his local and global mission to reach people

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 Ministry

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 Director

Joined the staff in 2020

Carly Kuss

Graphic Designer & Video Editor

Joined the staff in 2015

Kendall McKee

Greenhouse & College Ministry Director

Joined the staff in 2022

Virginia McNutt

Women’s Ministry Administrative Assistant

Joined the staff in 2022

Dan McPherson

Pastor of High School

Part of teaching team
Joined the staff in 2015

Hannah Meredith

Director of Nursery & Preschool

Joined the staff in 2019

Lynne Neyland

Executive Assistant

Joined the staff in 2012

Susan Scott

Director of Women’s Ministry

Joined the staff in 2016

Heather Smith

Director of Communications & Connections

Joined the staff in 2019