MEET OUR STAFF
Reverend Grant Sisson
Rev. Grant comes to us as our Pastor after nine years in our congregation. He is married to Ann, his wife of 48 years. When asked Ann about their family, she replied “they have three sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, three golden retrievers, two indoor kitty-cats, and one outdoor kitty-cat, and, oh yeah, five chickens, two daughters-in-law, and one son-in-law.”
Believing that God leads us through dark places in order to use us to help others. Rev. Grant believes the ministries duty is to render assistance to his flock and because of his diverse experiences, he can effectively minister to them without judging or looking down on anyone.
Grant has preached for Restoration Movement churches for a total of ten years. His counseling experience has shown HIM what pain people in this world typically live in and has given HIM the strong desire to help.
Grant is also, currently working part time at Lila Lane Men’s Life Recovery Center in Athens, TX. Grant is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He has been there since November 2020 where he assists homeless, alcohol and drug addicted individuals in establishing stable and spiritually strong lives through a stronger relationship with God.
Karen (Stevie) Linn: born in Sapulpa Oklahoma May 25th, 1954. Graduated college Dec, 1993 University of Texas, w Music Performance and Business degree, Cum Laude. Later called into Ministry by God, graduating Dec, 2013 from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Has served 5 Christian (Disciples) congregations as Minister of Music and 3 congregations as Associate Minister. Side interest include attending Opera training in Graz, Austria (summer 1979) and singing 20 years professionally with Dallas Opera Company and serving as paid soloist in various Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Disciples of Christ, Methodist and Lutheran churches. Established and conducted Corporate Choir of Frito-Lay Headquarters, Plano, Texas 1988-1993.
Ann Fuller Sisson
Interim Minister of Children and Youth
Patricia started to work at FCC in March of 2023. She has three children Justin, Tyler and Jadon and two grandchildren Sabriel and Aria.
Patricia stays busy at the church working Monday through Wednesday of each week. She works with the church's financial data, produces the weekly newsletter and order of service. She has a servant's heart and goes the extra mile for the church members and staff.
Kyle is an ordained Disciples minister and a retired Army chaplain with experience in providing pastoral care and counseling in church, military, prison, and hospice settings. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and has additional graduate training in counseling, educational research, and neuroscience. He has over two years of chaplaincy training in medical and state hospitals. He has held two national counseling certifications through the American Counseling Association. Kyle is a published author in the pastoral counseling field as well as an active researcher. Kyle is a Visiting Professor at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX and an Associate Faculty Member at St. Stephens College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He holds memberships in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Society for Pastoral Theology.