Who We Are
WELCOME TO FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH! We Believe Jesus is for All People That means He’s for you. Your past doesn’t disqualify you. Your current circumstances don’t limit God’s desire to work in and through your life. And your future isn’t dictated by your record, your reputation, or your reservations. Wherever you are today, you matter to God and there’s a place for you in His family. Our vision is to be a place where people from all walks of life come together to discover grace, find authentic community, and live with purpose. So, whether you grew up in church or have never been, we invite you to come as you are to experience “church” in a fresh way. If that sounds good to you, then we’d love to meet you soon! We believe Jesus is Lord, Savior, Son of God, crucified on the cross for our sins, buried, and resurrected on the third day. We are a Bible teaching church.
Mission and Purpose
MISSION STATEMENT: As Followers of Christ, our mission is to make disciples of all nations, to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to teach them to observe all that He commanded.
PURPOSE STATEMENT: To be a Praying and Loving church reaching out to the unchurched to bring to God’s kingdom, for His glory.
The worship of God is meant to transform people’s lives and to shape people’s character into a living reflection of God’s love. From the opening moments of worship, beginning with music and meditation, through hymns of praise, acts of prayer, magnificent anthems, proclamation of the Biblical story, and the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper, First Christian Church worships God and celebrates community with a spirit of joyful reverence and awe.
There is also an opportunity to give. This is a time when people who call FCC home or who have been blessed by the ministry of the church can worship through giving. As our guest, please don’t feel obligated to give unless you’d like to! At the end of our services, all of our guests are invited to meet and speak with the Pastor and his staff. It’s about five minutes long, and it’s simply a chance for us to meet you and say thanks for being our guest! We’ll also have people available to answer any questions you might have
What to Expect
Feel free to dress casually. We do. Friendly people everywhere will welcome you, answer your questions. Each service lasts about an hour. You can expect great music and a thought-provoking, Bible-based, hope-filled message about Jesus. Song lyrics are projected on-screen to help you follow along. We take communion each week during our services as a way of remembering and honoring Jesus’ sacrifice. If you’d like to participate, simply take the bread and juice
from the tray as they are passed and take them whenever you’re ready. If you’d rather not participate, that’s ok too!
There is also an opportunity to give. This is a time when people who call FCC home or who have been blessed by the ministry of the church can worship through giving. As our guest, please don’t feel obligated to give unless you’d like to! At the end of our services, all of our guests are invited to meet some of our staff at a quick meet-and-greet in “The Hub,” a designated spot just next to our Welcome Center inside the main doors. It’s about five minutes long, and it’s simply a chance for us to meet you and say thanks for being our guest! We’ll also have people available to answer any questions you might have
Meet the Leaders
Steven W. McCann
Pastor Steven W. McCann is a Christian Educator who is a catalyst for positive change through his dedication to teaching the scriptures. Pastor McCann received his B.A. degree in Theology from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. He has completed two classes in Pastoral Counseling at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. also, working on completing his Master of Arts, with an emphasis on Masters of Divinity, starting in the Fall Quarter at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Pastor McCann proudly served 23 years in the United States Air Force in the occupation as a Human Resource Manager and finish as an Intel Manager where he retired with an Honorable Discharge.
Elder Ray Miranda
Leader, Salvation of the Lost and Worship Leader
A Good Servant Is Always Seeking the Interests of Others Before His Own.
Mr. Miranda, is a great example of what Christ is all about. He is in sincere in working with the lost, and bringing people with the help of his team to Christ. Those who are faithful with a few things, even in what seem like very small tasks, God will put in charge of many things. Certainly, we have a great example of this in Christ. When there was no one to wash his disciples’ feet, he got down on his knees and did the chore of a slave as he washed the feet of his disciples (John 13). Good servants are willing to do the small tasks. This represents Elder Ray, desires to do whatever God calls him to do for the glory of the Lord.
Elder Michael Loriot
Leader of Deacon/ness and Membership Training
Mike, role in our church is that he shares the church growth, and teaching functions of the ministry. Mike is a godly, well-intentional man who loves the Lord and serves the church faithfully. Mike’s is guiding the church into theological truth and leading the way as a prayer warrior.
Mike will be involved in the teaching of new members what First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is all about, given members the opportunity to grow in the congregation through his leadership.
He will lead and teach the Deacon/ness on how to prepare for church members, select greeters and usher under his leadership to ensure the church operation runs smoothly. The Deacons/ness are the “support team” of the church and Mike will ensure they are well trained and properly supported through his leadership. He will set-up the communion table and ensure the offering is completed.
The Bible also explains the duty of the congregation to the elders. We are to submit to them (Hebrews 13:17), test their teaching (2 Peter 2:1-3), and both honor them and make sure their needs are met (1 Timothy 5:17-18). Being an elder is an honor and a great responsibility. While elders should perform their duties without seeking reward, we as their congregation should respect them for their work. We at First Christian Church respect our elders.