Rev. Tim Bobbitt
Rev. Tim Bobbitt joined the First Christian staff in January 2016. He enjoys getting out into nature, sports of all kinds, and spending time with his wife Jodi, sons Josh and Nathan, and dog Buckeye. He appreciates good coffee, good food, and good conversation.
Tim was ordained in 1996 at St Andrew Christian Church in Dublin, OH. He holds degrees from Bethany College in West Virginia and Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Tim and Jodi served 8 years with the Global Ministries of the Disciples Church working with congregations and training leaders in Buenos Aires and Chaco Argentina. Most recently Tim served as Senior Minister at First Christian Church in Greeley, Colorado.
Tim has a passion for serving the wider community. He brings a wide variety of skills and experiences to our congregation as well as a heart for mission and a passion for spreading the kingdom of God.
Bevin Creel, Organist and Pianist
Bevin was born in south Louisiana, the youngest child of a dairy farmer and his piano teacher wife. His mother was (and still is) a church organist for a small town Baptist church, and was at church every time the doors were open. He became the church pianist when he was twelve or so and has been playing in churches ever since, with a recent hiatus of several years. Bevin is a Genealogist by profession and lives on Capitol Hill in the District. He is also an avid weightlifter; an amateur runner; and an avid follower of the LSU Tigers.
Sarah Merz, Music Leader
Sarah is happily married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of two boys. Passionate about education, she earned degrees in English and Gifted Education, which she used working in secondary schools before resigning to homeschool her boys. When she has spare time she reads like her life depends on it, decorates cakes, and drinks lots of tea.
Britney Smith, Communications and Children's Ministry Director
Born and raised in Washington DC, Britney is a proud Minister for youth and community. Over the past 5 years Britney served with The House DC, a local mission created to introduce at risk youth to Christ. Working alongside her husband, Dequwan each day, Britney cherishes family. Her most enjoyable moments are spent with her two sons, Ryan & Riley. Aside from her passion in Family & Ministry Britney has a strong background and great love for graphic design and communications. Britney’s mission is to use her talents to draw youth and their communities closer to Christ one fun, exciting, Christ bound event at a time!