Paul Smith – Lead Pastor

My ministry at the church: Vision Building, Leadership and Preaching

My Family: Heather (married in 1999), Elliott Grace (14) and Quinn Alexander (11).

Hobbies: Golf, Hunting, Motorcycle Riding and Reading.

Ministry Experience: Lead Pastor of CrossPoint Alliance Church Lewiston ID, 1999-2018

Joined the staff in July, 2018



Tim Davis – Pastor to Children and Families

My ministry at the church: I am privileged to work with the many wonderful volunteers who care for and teach the birth through 4th grade children at First Alliance.

My family: Wife-Meredyth, Sons – Jason, Brian, and Stephen

In my free time I like to: Hang out with the fam, snap a few pics, and listen to some tunes…

Joined the staff in May, 2007





Deb MacKay – Executive Pastor

My Ministry at the Church:   I have the pleasure of leading our amazing staff and volunteers in the areas of Administration, Communications, IT, Buildings & Grounds, and Finance.

I love First Alliance because: the people are wonderful, the Bible is our guidebook, and Jesus reigns.  I have been a member of First Alliance since 1996.

In my free time I like to:  I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in intercultural studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, so I’m not sure what free time is; however, if I had some, I would travel, build with Lego bricks, watch TV shows from the 70’s and 80’s, cross-stitch, paint, plan things, read, and hang out with family and friends.

Joined the staff in Fall, 2016


Dan McPherson – Pastor of Youth

My ministry at the church: I am privileged to serve the awesome youth and leaders of FACyo, the First Alliance Church (High School) youth. My roles include teaching/preaching, leading a small group, investing in students and empowering college and adult leaders to invest in students.

My family: Wife – Hope; Children – Emmett & Ezra;  Dog- Tucker

In my free time I like to: watch movies, take my wife on dates, play basketball, ping pong and foosball, and spend time with friends!



Tanner Fouts – Pastor of Middle School Ministries

Family: Parents – Ken & Cheri, Siblings – Taylor, Peyton, Jordan, Dylan & Sawyer

I love First Alliance because: I grew up here.  This Church is my family.

In my free time I like: Spending time with friends and family and I’m always ready for a good movie.




Susan Scott – Director of Women’s Ministries

 Family:  My husband of 25 years, Brian, and my three children, Payton, Jordan, and Bryson.

In my free time I like to: In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, playing games (especially Kemps and Things), and reading.


Jessica Freeburne – Admin. Assistant to Pastoral Care


Heather Smith – Director of Communications & Connections

My Ministry at the Church:  I am privileged to coordinate our congregational communication efforts as well as help people find their places to grow and serve at First Alliance!

My Family:  Husband Paul (married in 1999), daughter Elliott Grace (14), son Quinn Alexander (12)

Hobbies: Home decorating and nesting

Ministry Experience:, Christian Conciliator, Speaker at women’s events, and Leadership in Small groups, Worship team, Women’s ministry


Malynda Berry – Production Supervisor

Family: Husband – Tony, Children – Morgan and Anthony, Cats – Butter and Pepper

Joined the staff in January, 2003




Lynne Neyland – Executive Assistant

I love First Alliance because:  The Word of God taught on Sunday feeds me for the entire week.

In my free time I like to:  Read, write, watch old movies and spend time with family.

Family:  Husband – Lee; Son – Harrison




Chris Davis – IT Specialist

My Ministry at the Church: Taking care of computers, email, websites, servers, and so forth.

My family: Wife – Amy, 3 children and a dog.

In my free time I like to: Hang out with family, play games, and take pictures.



Carly Kuss – Graphic Designer/Administrative Assistant

My Ministry at the Church: Creating the graphics, slides, and other materials for Sunday mornings and events.

In my free time I like to: Explore new places, cook tasty food, and hang out with family and friends.


Maria Darby – Receptionist/Guest Services Coordinator

Family: Daughters – Charlotte and Gwendolyn


Hannah Meredith – Nursery/Preschool Coordinator

In my free time, I like to: read lots of books, try out new recipes, and hang out with my family and friends

My ministry at the church: I have the awesome opportunity to work with the kiddos and volunteers in our nursery and preschool ministry!



 Mason Barnes – Custodian

Family: Wife, Julie and two cats, Koko and Bubby.