Chris Owens

Senior Minister 

Chris Owens has served as Senior Minister since September 2023. Chris was born and raised in Western Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and his PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University. After almost 20 years in academia Chris returned home. He is currently in his final year of the Masters of Divinity program at the Lexington Theological Seminary. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Jean, reading, hiking and watching sports.



Mark Dycus

Minister of Music


Mark Dycus joined the staff of FCC Murray in August 1999.  He is a native of Paducah and received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University.  He earned a Masters Degree in Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent 15 years in full-time church music at churches in Georgia, West Virginia, and Ohio.  In the summer of 1995, Mark and his family moved to Murray where he assumed the position of director of choral activities at Calloway County High School, a position he still holds.  In addition to music, Mark enjoys fishing, weight training, and cooking.

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Elena Roberts

Director of Youth Ministries

Terry Hart

Sunday School Superintendent

Alyssa Daughrity

Children's Worship and Wonder Leader 


Alyssa was born and raised in Murray and has been attending First Christian Church for as long as she's been alive. Her family has attended this church for years and the tradition has continued as as has grown up in the church. Currently, she is a junior at Murray High School. When  not in school, you can find her at one of her sports practices; she is a member on both the varsity volleyball and girls’ basketball team. Alyssa's other extracurriculars include being a member of the speech and debate teams, Future Business Leaders of America, math club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, and the National Honors Society. Outside of extracurriculars, she also enjoys hunting, babysitting, hanging out with friends, attending youth group get-togethers, working with the city parks, and  traveling. Being able to help with Wonder and Worship is exciting for Alyssa because one of her passions is working with kids, so being able help them to learn about God and navigate their faith journeys means a lot to her. Alyssa is thankful for this opportunity to help with Wonder and Worship and excited for the future of her time working with the program. 


Emily Dawson

Children's Worship and Wonder Leader 


Emily was born into this church through her grandfather, Reverend Dr. David C. Roos, and raised through it with the help of her mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was baptized in April of 2012 by her grandfather in this very church. Each week growing up, she would attend church with many family members followed by Sunday afternoon lunches. Emily graduated from Murray High School in 2021 and is currently attending Murray State University as a major in Exercise Science. She is a member of the BCM at Murray State, where she joined my FFG Bible Study Group. Emily is very excited to be a new part of the FCC Staff and can’t wait to spend more time worshiping with the children! 


Lisa Allen

Nursery Director


Lisa Allen started working in the FCC nursery in 1993. As a professional teacher, she has her Bachelor's degree from Murray State University. She has also completed her Masters in Reading and Writing. 



Aimee Bailey

Church Custodian