The ministerial staff at First Christian provides leadership in helping the congregation to advance God’s kingdom with truth and grace. If you have questions, needs, or ideas, the staff would love to hear from you.
GREG GRANT - SENIOR MINISTER
Greg and his wife Julia began serving alongside the good people of Carmi at First Christian Church in 2015.
He graduated from Johnson University ('84) and Lincoln Christian Seminary ('87). Greg values his family, expository preaching, and kingdom living. He enjoys watching college sports, especially Volunteer football
and Hoosier basketball. When time allows you might find him tending his tomato plants, experimenting
with a new batch of pickles, or looking for thrift store bargains. To email Greg click here.
DREW FLANAGAN - STUDENT MINISTER
Drew began serving in Student Ministry in 2010. He was born and raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. Drew got married in 2013 to the love of his life, Emily, and they have two sons, Aiden & Levi. He enjoys music,
the outdoors, and sports! But most of all he enjoys serving a God who never ceases to amaze us with all
He can do! To email Drew click here.
ERICA ZIEREN - DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Erica has been a part of the First Christian family since she was nursery-school age. In July 2016, she assumed the role of Director of Children's Ministry. Erica, her husband Joe, and daughter Johanna enjoy camping and the outdoors. Erica also teaches math at Carmi-White County High School. To email Erica click here.
SUSANNE HYDRICK - SECRETARY
Susanne and her husband, Denny, moved to Carmi in August 2016. They have 3 daughters and 1 son. Susanne was born and raised in Central Mississippi. She has over 20 years of secretarial experience. In her free time, she enjoys reading Christian Fiction.
To contact the church office call (618) 382-7081 or click here.