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About Us

Leadership Team

Pastor & First Lady

Rev. & Mrs. Gary Wheeler

Sis. Linda Wheeler serves as our First Lady and also leads our Ladies Ministries. She also has a special place in her heart for children and coordinates our iKids Children's Ministry.

Youth Pastor & Pastoral Support

Rev. C.L. Watford

Rev. C.L. Watford serves as youth pastor over Impact Student Ministries. He and his wife, LaDawn, reach out and minister to kids in the community with love and compassion. He teaches Biblical principles by using unique and innovative ways to capture their attention.

Primera Iglesia Unida

Rev. & Mrs. John Castillo

Le esperamos para que comparta con nosotros la Palabra de Dios y

se goce en las Alabanzas! Jesucristo tiene un milagro para su vida! Servicios en Espanol, Domingos @ 6 pm

iKids Children's Ministry

iKids Children's Ministry comes with a team of inspired teachers and puppets ready to worship Jesus on Sundays at 1:00 pm!

Sole Sisters Ladies Ministry

Jessie Mayfield, Linda Wheeler, and Ashley Williams

Our Sole Sisters Ladies Ministry coordinates events and outings to minister in the hearts and lives of women. Annual events include Texas Ladies Conference in March and sectional conferences throughout the year.

Music Ministry

Marvin Copeland

Marvin Copeland serves as the music director of First Church. He brings a wealth of music experience having served as a choir director and minister of music for many years in various congregations.

Ladies Prayer Group

Barbara Lyons

Our Ladies Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 10 am for prayer. The group also hosts quarterly luncheons and meets for times of fellowship.

First Impressions Ministry

Damon & Jessica Mayfield

Our goal is to be the friendliest church in Orange . First Impressions Ministry helps us accomplish that goal by providing friendly greeters and ushers to welcome our guests to First Church.

Reapers Outreach

Ricardo Garcia

Bro. Riq Garcia directs our evangelism and outreach program, where we seek to minister to the needs our community with love and compassion.

Young at Heart Senior Ministry

Claudia Williamson

Our Senior fellowship group (ages 60+) is led by Claudia Williamson. The Young at Heart group plans activities and day trips throughout the year for those who are still "young at heart!"

Prime Time Fellowship Group

Ace & Dana Willis

Ace & Dana head up our Prime Timers Fellowship group, for anyone ages 40-60. Activities and fun outings are planned for this age group, encouraging fellowship and unity.

Music Assistant/Hyphen College & Career

Rebekah Foster

Rebekah Foster assists' with the music department and also leads and teaches our Hyphen College & Career age group, encouraging fellowship and coordinating events.

Secretary / Hyphen College & Career

Veda Butler

Veda Butler serves as Secretary, and she also leads and teaches our Hyphen College & Career age group, encouraging fellowship and coordinating events.

Committed Group Leaders/ Victorious Living Class

Craig and Laura Aranda

Craig and Laura Aranda serve as the leaders of our Young Married Group, "Committed" and coordinate events throughout the year.

They also teach the Victorious Living class, This class offers dialog and Doctrinal teaching for New Converts.

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