Steve Elliott – Senior Pastor

Family: Wife – Marilyn, Children – Mark (Tina), Rachel (Curtis), Benjamin (Kari), and Jordan.

In my free time I like to: hunt and fish, read, travel, and garden.

Joined the staff in January, 2001




Tim Davis – Pastor to Children and Families

My ministry at the church: I am priviledged 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



Kerry Dorrell – Pastor of Missions and Worship

Family: Wife – Cheryl, Children: Jacob, Sarah, and JonMarc

In my free time I like to: do woodworking, enjoy music, and spend time with family.

Joined the staff in Fall, 2003




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




Gabe Lawson – Pastor of Discipleship and Care

My Ministry at the Church:   I’m honored to serve in the areas of pastoral care, adult education classes, and our network of Life Groups – all with the goal of developing whole-hearted, deeply rooted followers of Jesus.

Family: My wife Mary, my daughter Caroline Rose, my pup Wally.

In my free time I like to:  partake in the delightful fare of local restaurants, read fiction and biographies, do anything baseball related, go for bike rides, see live music, and most importantly spend quality time with my family.

Joined the staff in May, 2017


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, music teacher at Red Oak Elementary in Jessamine County; Dog- Tucker, unemployed.

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 to: Road trip, dance and spend time with family and friends.




 Josh Johnson – Pastor of Young Adult Ministries

My ministry at the church: Director of “Leaven,” young adult ministry at FAC. I work to integrate young adults into the church family to be equipped and formed in the gospel, and sent out as leavening agents for Christ’s kingdom.

Family: Wife – Jordan, my best friend and adventure partner; Dog – June, running partner

In my free time I like to: I’m one to eat great food, and go places off the beaten path – all with people I love.




Julie Mangham – Director of Ministry Support

My Ministry at the Church:  leading teams of volunteers in the areas of hospitality and assimilation.

Family: my husband, Ed Mangham, and our four children: Breaden, Madeline, Laytham and Tate

In my free time I like to: explore the world with my family.

Joined the staff in June, 2017



Susan Scott – Director of Women’s Ministries

 Family:  My husband of 25 years, Brian, and my three children, Payton (studying at Taylor University), Jordan (at West Jessamine High School), and Bryson (at West Jessamine Middle School.)

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


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



Beth Strom – Financial Secretary

Family: Husband – Gale, Children – Amy, Jill, Kim, and Christopher.

Hobbies: Reading, gardening, pets.

Joined the staff in May, 2008.




Chris Davis – IT Specialist

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

My family: Wife – Amy, Children – Charlie, Poppy, and Milo, Dog – Mabelle

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: Travel, read, and do artsy things.



 Morgan Stuart – Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant

Family: Husband, Landon Stuart, student at Asbury Theological Seminary and works part time at Starbucks.

In my free time I like: thrifting, antiquing, decorating my home and looking at dog videos on the internet.



 Mason Barnes – Custodian

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