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Leadership Staff

Clint Echols, Senior Pastor

Clint Echols, - Senior Pastor

​Pastor Clint Echols came on staff in March of 2009 after serving at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina as student and young adult ministries pastor. He has a heart for those with disabilities and has pastored with the Joni and Friends regional family camp over the past 12 years.

Clint and his wife Heather have been married since 1994 and they have three children.

I Thessalonians 3:8
For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

Tom Vandenberg, Executive Pastor

Tom Vandenberg, - Executive Pastor

Pastor Tom began his ministry at First during the summer of 2001 after serving for ten years as a missionary to Norway. He grew up in our church and uses his knowledge of the Bible to assist in leading the family here at First.

Tom and his wife Kristi have been married since 1983 and have three children.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Jeremy Cobb, Worship Pastor

Jeremy Cobb, - Worship Pastor

Pastor Jeremy came on staff during the fall of 2006. He brings a love for Jesus Christ and a passion for leading the family at First in expressing our faith through music and art.

Jeremy and his wife Dawn have been married since 2006 and have two children.

Psalm 86.11-13
"Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead"

Cameron Smith, Family Ministries Pastor to Youth

Cameron Smith, - Family Ministries Pastor to Youth
Pastor Cameron came on staff during the fall of 2015. He brings a passion of leading and seeing students and families grow in their faith, share their faith boldly, and serve others following Christ’s example.
Cameron and his wife Amber have been married since 2011 and have two children.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.