Paul Appleby, Pastor
Paul was ordained to the ministry by the Georgia region of the Christian Church in 2011. Since then he has served congregations in Georgia, and Texas before coming to First Christian in 2019. He has a passion for the Bible, social justice, theology, and ministry. In his spare time, Paul enjoys hiking, camping, rap music, and terrible horror films. He and his wife Sage lovingly serve our community and look forward to growing along with our congregation.
Paul graduated from Malone University with a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology in 2004. He earned his Master of Divinity in 2008 and his Master of Theology in 2009 from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He is currently working toward his Doctor of Ministry at Phillips Seminary in Tulsa, OK.
David Anderson, Minister of Music
David Anderson was born and raised in Lawton, Ok. David sang as a child and started at the age of 12 on trumpet, then moved to percussion, and now mainly plays piano/synth. David has a lot of positive experiences from which to draw. David started playing piano/organ at church at the age of 14. David played about 25 seasons as a percussionist with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra. David has played many musicals, accompanied many soloists and ensembles, and loves to do MIDI sequencing making custom karaoke soundtracks in his home. David taught school music for 10 years at the junior high level. David is also a private pilot, loves to juggle and really likes the healing power of humor through stand-up comedy or sit-down comedy (if he's not at the piano). David is also adjunct faculty at Cameron University in Lawton, Ok. First Christian Church is fortunate to welcome David as part of worship team and our overall ministry.
Piper Saville, Administrative Assistant
Piper Saville has been the Administrative Assistant at FCC since 2013. Piper lived most of her life in Lawton and grew up and got married at FCC, as did her parents, sisters and daughter! She has a degree in Business Administration from Cameron University, and she has worked in offices at Fort Sill Civilian Personnel, Cameron University Community Relations, Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church. She believes her position here at FCC to be more of a ministry than a job, and feels blessed to work with others here. Piper and her husband John have two daughters, Jennifer (married to Cameron) and Becky. She loves to spend time with family, go to the lake, take walks around the neighborhood, take pictures, and work in her yard.