Meet Our Team!

  • ReV. Gary & Linda Wheeler: Pastor & First LAdy

    Rev. Gary Wheeler serves as the pastor of First Church. Sis. Linda Wheeler Serves as our First Lady and also leads our First Ladies Ministry. Between the two of them they continue to lead First Church forward into greater things! Both of these individuals give of themselves continually and First Church appreciates them greatly!

  • Rev. C.L. & LaDAWN Watford: Kid's Pastor & Pastoral Support

    Rev. C.L. Watford serves as our children's pastor over our First Kids Ministry. 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. 

  • Rev. Fred & Twyla brunner: impact student ministries

    Rev. Fred Brunner serves as our youth pastor, where him and his wife, Twyla, engage, and encourage young people to live for and serve the Lord. Together they coordinate various events throughout the year, encourage involvement, and teach our youth biblical principles.

  • Veda Butler: Secretary

    Veda Butler serves as Pastoral & Financial Secretary.

  • Rebekah Foster: Music ministry

    Rebekah Foster coordinates our music ministry & praise teams.

  • Ricardo & Issa Garcia: Reapers Outreach

    Bro. Riq Garcia, along with his wife Sis. Issa, direct our evangelism and outreach program, where we seek to minister to the needs of community with love and compassion. 

  • Neftali & Michelle Luna:  Primera iglesia Unida

    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 Español, Domingos a las 5:00pm

  • Barbara Lyons: Ladies Prayer Group

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

  • First Impressions Ministry

    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. 

  • Hyphen ministry

    The primary tenets of Hyphen’s core mission statement are building camaraderie & edification thru Godly fellowship, and equipping, empowering and releasing young adults to serve the church & community.

  • Claudia Williamson: Young at Heart Senior Ministry

    Our Senior Fellowship group (ages 55+) 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!"

  • Phillip Williams: Head Usher

    At First Church of Orange we strive to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible, Phillip Williams is a HUGE part in making that happen as our head usher. Bro. Phillip coordinates our usher team schedule, assigns duties, and assists in training our usher's to be the best they can be.