Interim Senior Minister

 John Powell

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John began his interim work at First Christian on October 1, 2015.  John is originally from Lima, Ohio. He now resides in Danville, KY with his wife Katie.  John and Katie have two children, Jason and Janice.  John has been the minister for several churches in the Maryland/Washington DC area and was a former banker.   

 Business Manager/Church Rentals

Tracy Downs

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If you call our church, you will likely hear the voice of Tracy Downs. She joined the staff in August of 2001 and has been instrumental in the operations of the church over the last 15 years.    Tracy takes care of all the church’s office needs as well as church finances and all rentals for the church.  

In her spare time, Tracy also coaches cheerleading at Bethlehem High School, is the Cheer Director and Coach at Blue Ribbon Sports Center. She studied Business Management and Elementary Education at Western Kentucky University which explains her passion for teaching children. Tracy has been our VBS Director for the past 4 years and has done an extraordinary job. She is married to Jaime  Downs.  Tracy and Jaime are Deacons at First Christian.  They have a daughter named Kenley ,  a Yorkie Pom named Oscar and they live in Bardstown. 


Music Director

Brandon Centers

Brandon Centers

Brandon Centers joined our church staff as the Music Director in 2013. He is originally from Mount Sterling, Kentucky.  He and his wife Brittany,  married in 2012.  Brandon attended Morehead State University and is the Choir Director for Central Hardin High School. Brandon directs our Chancel Choir, Bell Ringers and Contemporary Music Choir.  As you watch Brandon direct, you can see the passion he emits. He is able to motivate and inspire the group, be firm and creative. He sometimes acts as an accompanist, is a good singer himself and plays the guitar. Brandon has a background in music theory, conducting, harmony and vocal production. He is also knowledgeable of various musical styles.  Brandon and Brittany are expecting their first child, a baby boy named Brance, in August 2016. 

Nursery Leader

Donna Cammack

Donna Cammack

Donna has been a loyal and valuable asset to the church nursery. She has been the Nursery leader for over 15 years and continues her leadership with great stride. Donna has two children, Nick and Emily and has 2 granddaughters. She is married to Gary.



Dale Smith

Dale Smith

Dale has been cleaning our church for over 15 years.  He has been a valuable asset in maintaining the beauty of our building and preparing it each week for Sunday services.   Dale is married to Robin Smith.  Dale and Robin are both Deacons at First Christian Church.  They have two sons, Nathan and Matthew and have 6 grandchildren.