Who We Are
Stan Percival, Lead Pastor
Hi, I'm Stan Percival. My wife, Janet, and I came to FCC in September, 2008. We have two daughters, Amy and Amber, who are out of the house but find their way back quite often.
Janet and I began our ministry in 1982 and had the privilege of starting a church as church planters in Naples, Florida, and relocating a church that had been in existence for 50 years in St. Petersburg, Florida, to another area in the city.
When I graduated from Lincoln Christian College, I prayed that God would use me in whatever way He saw fit. I have only one life on this earth, and I want to use it all for Him. I hope that you will come and visit us at First Christian Church. This church has a great deal to offer, and I am thankful to be a part of it. Follow me @Theotherstanley
Dan Thomason, Worship Arts Pastor
Hi, I'm Dan. I am so amazed every day that I get to do what I love to do and work with an incredibly gifted and passionate group of people. My wife, Nikki, and I, have two children; Sam, born in May 2003, and Gabe, born in August 2005. My prayer is that we will leave a godly legacy for them to follow and that they will come to know, love and serve Jesus just as we do. I want to inspire people to worship in every part of their lives. Welcome! I hope to meet you this Sunday! Follow me @ https://www.facebook.com/dan.thomason.75
Micheal Sims, Student Pastor
My name is Micheal Sims, and I am newly married to my wife, Callan. Our goal in life is very simple and that is to love God and love people. God has blessed us with an amazing opportunity to serve at FCC and become apart of this family of believers. I love working with students of all ages and helping them discover and develop the believer God has created them to be. I would love to get to know you more and hope to see you and your family very soon at FCC! Follow me @FCCEDGE
Chuck Phillips, Associate Pastor
I am Chuck. I have been blessed to be married to my wife and best friend, Karen, for 35 years! We met in High School in Manassas, VA. I knew the moment I laid eyes on her, that she would be my wife – it took me some time to convince her of that!
I am a military brat, Dad having served our country for 20 years in the Army. I also served in the Navy for 6 years, then started serving our Lord in 1988 where I took on a little church while attending seminary in Cincinnati. Since that time God has led us around the world in service to Him! We love travelling and serving on both long and short term missions. Our longest lasted for 16 years in Crimea, Ukraine (which is currently occupied by Russia.
Most of my ministry has been in working with Muslims (leading them to Christ), planting and leading churches, and teaching in various settings – including Bible Colleges and Seminaries.
Both Karen and I are thankful for the opportunity to serve here at FCC!
Leslie Reynolds, Childrens Director
Hi, I'm Leslie! I have been married for 18 years to Jeff, and we have two beautiful little boys. I grew up in Atlanta, but have lived in Cumming since 1985. I have been an active member here for almost 30 years serving in Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry and Womens Ministry. I am a graduate of Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Beach, The American College and am currently pursuing an AA in Ministry from Liberty University. I have recently published a book about our family's experience with infertility and adoption. I am so excited to meet you and your kids!
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Amanda Hobson, Assistant Childrens Director
My name is Amanda Hobson and I have been blessed with the opportunity to worship with the children of First Christian Church. I joined the First Christian family in 2006. In 2008 I started volunteering in the children's ministry. I have watched the children’s ministry grow in the glory of God and embrace many new and exciting changes. I am honored to be a part of FCC’s children’s ministry.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
Bonnie Ford, Secretary
My name is Bonnie Ford. I have been a member of FCC since 1983 and have had the honor of serving as the office secretary since 1998. Don and I have one daughter, Heather, who is married to Jeremy Anderson and they have blessed us with two wonderful grandsons - Noah and Jacob. I am currently active in the choir and co-director of the drama ministry. I am so thankful to be a part of the FCC family. I hope you will come to worship with us soon. You are always welcome here!