OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

David Cox
Interim Minister
It is good to reach out to you and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your interim minister! I believe that God has placed us in each other’s lives for such a time as this. And what a time it has been!
I am amazed at your collective and cooperative spirit as you work and worship together in the midst of a very trying time. Your love and appreciation for each other brings great hope for a strong and progressive future at First Christian Church.
Tiffani Gray
Office Adminstrator

Tiffani is our indispensable “front door” as the first person people interact with, Monday through Thursday. She has a wealth of long-term experience in church administration, overseeing needed administrative, fiscal, and other duties. Not just efficient at her work, she is utterly beloved by our congregation.

Bob Bowman
Chairperson of General Board
Connie Herring
Music Director

Connie Herring has been the Director of Music at First Christian Church since 2001.  Prior to coming to First Christian, she was the Music Director at East Hampton United Methodist Church for 21 years.  Connie holds a Masters Degree in Music Education and was a National Board Certified Elementary Music teacher in the city of Hampton for 26 years.  During her tenure with the city of Hampton she was the guest conductor of the Elementary Honors Choir and Orff Ensemble numerous times.  She was chosen as the Hampton City Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2010 – 2011 school year and was honored by the Virginia Symphony as a Tidewater Outstanding Music Teacher in 2014. Connie has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 44 years.  They have 3 adult children and 4 beautiful grand daughters.

Frank Dynes
Organist

Frank is a lifelong Hampton resident and graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1970 and from Old Dominion University in 1975 with a degree in Vocal Music Education. He started playing the organ for church services when he was 16. He was the organist at Hampton Christian Church from 1984 to 2002. He then came to First Christian Church in 2002. Frank also plays for chapel services at R Hayden Smith Funeral Home when needed.

Janice Fulbright
Accompanist

Janice holds a Masters of Music from Georgia State University and holds Doctoral degrees in both Opera Performance and in Conducting and Musicology from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She has been teaching in the fields of Voice Performance, Opera/Music Theatre, Languages, Choral Music, Conducting and Musicology for 25 years and has directed and conducted Opera and Musical Theatre Productions throughout the United States. We are beyond blessed to have her on staff.