We exist to help people follow Jesus.


About Us

We are here to help you abide in Jesus personally and daily, connect to community in large and small groups, and share the Gospel locally and globally. These words — abide, connect, share — are what we believe the Life of a Jesus Follower looks like.


Our Staff

We have an amazing group of people who love serving God and their neighbor.


Doyle Pryor

Head Pastor

Michael Crook
Student Pastor

Todd Staerkal
Director of Traditional Worship

Claire Cox
Director of Contemporary Worship

Nannette Rankin
Children’s Minister

Suzie Paslay
Director of Small Groups

Loren Risch
Projects & Administration

Carol Smith
Pastor’s Secretary

Penny Brewer
Head Custodian

Shelia Hervey
Financial Secretary

Jonathan Castillo
Hispanic Pastor


Leadership Team

The Leadership Team and elders serve a very biblical purpose - they follow God’s leadership in their lives to make decisions for our church. They are involved in a number of things in the church and help keep us accountable to God’s Word and His calling for First Southern.


Doyle Pryor

Loren Risch

Bob Eckhart

Dan Walker