|First Christian Church, Kennett, MO
Rev. Susan Barton was born in Paris, TN and raised in Dexter, MO. She attended Texas Christian University where she majored in Religious Studies. She married her husband, Brad, one week after graduating from TCU. Together they have two sons: Cole (24) and Josh (20), who are both serving in the United States Air Force. Susan and Brad attended seminary together, graduating from Brite Divinity. They were ordained in the Mid-America Region and will be celebrating 20 years of ordination in June of 2023. Susan enjoys being outside, reading, learning more about photography and exploring various crafts like visible mending!
Linda Thompson joined FCC staff in July, 2004 after a two-year rest following retirement from other employment. Linda’s interests and skills are organizational and creative. She shares her home with one kitty who adopted her several years ago. She enjoys interacting with people and finds working in a church office both rewarding and challenging. Linda says serving the church and its members has never felt like work, and she enjoys coming to work each day.
We appreciate the organ and/or piano accompaniment of Johnny McMullan and Suzanne Mayes as they share their musical gifts with us on Sunday mornings
We welcome the little children during worship but some families prefer to place their children in the safe and loving environment of our nursery which is available on Sunday mornings.
Otis Wake Custodial Services provides a great deal of support for our many activities. Otis sets up Mayes Fellowship Hall when it is used for church and community functions. He also cleans the entire building, including classrooms, offices, and the Sanctuary. We are very much indebted to "Odie" for the work he does for us.