FCC Staff

If you need to reach the church please call the Church Office at 817-336-7185. If you need to share a message with the staff or have a question, please use the FCC Contact Page and fill out the website Contact form and someone will get back with you shortly.



Tom Plumbley

Senior Minister


Senior Minister since July of 2001, Tom Plumbley is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He also studied in the law school and the divinity school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Prior to coming to Fort Worth, he served churches in Missouri, in California, and most recently in Dallas. He and his wife, Patty, have two adult sons and five grandchildren. He was the founding president of Texans Against Violence, and was named Minister of the Year in the Christian Church of the Southwest in 2013. He’s a panelist on the American Religious Townhall Meeting, the world’s oldest televised religious talk show.



Mary Mason

Handbell Director

Mary Mason has a degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Mary leads the bells in special worship music each month.


Christy Drechsel

Associate Minister


Christy is a graduate of Texas Christian University, Amberton University, and Brite Divinity School. She is married to Mike Drechsel and they are the proud parents of daughter Avery. Christy is called to serve our whole congregation, with special attention to our children and youth. Through engaging in conversation and programming throughout the year, Christy helps the youth develop their spiritual lives. Activities include weekly meetings, mission trips, retreats, and summer camps. Christy is also called to serve the patients, staff, and faculty of the Community Eye Clinic, an optical clinic housed at First Christian Church.



Jan Shelton

Director of Music for
Children and Youth

Jan Shelton has music degrees from Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Christian University. She is retired from the Fort Worth Independent School District.  At First Christian Church she directs three choirs: The Cherub Choir for pre-schoolers ages 4-5, the Choristers for kindergarten – 4th graders, and the Youth Chorale for 5th – 12th graders.


Charles E. Duke

Sr. Minister of Music

Charles E. Duke has degrees in music from Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Christian University.  He is known for his choirs both at Castleberry High School, where he taught for many years, and at First Christian Church where he has led the music programs for over 40 years.












Cindy Baker

Church Adminstrator

Cindy Baker has a degree in Education from East Texas State University. She worked as a teacher in Crowley ISD for 26 years before retiring in 2012.