Senior Minister - Rev. Troy Tatum

With a focus on relationship building and community ministry, Troy is passionate about dynamic preaching, creative worship, thought-provoking study, and life-changing mission. He brings to his work at First Christian Church a long history of ministry to young adults, youth, and families, and a growing interest in helping the church minister more faithfully and effectively in rapidly changing contexts.

Troy has served congregations in Watkinsville, Georgia; Wilson, North Carolina; Warrensburg, Missouri; Winder, Georgia; and Atlanta, Georgia.  He has also served as Director of Youth Ministry for the Christian Church in Georgia.

Troy holds the Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and the Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University.

Troy and his wife Leigh Ann have a son, Luke, and a daughter, Riley.


Minister of Discipleship - Robin Blakemore

The opportunity to walk with people as they realize God’s love and discover and use their gifts in ministry is the passion that motivates Robin’s ministry in the church. For over 17 years she has served in youth ministry in a variety of contexts, with a particular interest in  intentional faith development. She brings that experience to First Christian in her work with all ages as we all seek to be more faithful followers of Christ in the world. Robin loves to help people discover and develop their own passion for serving as we build God’s church together, and embraces the chance to help create opportunities for transformation.

Robin and her husband Stan live in Birmingham, Ala. with their two daughters, Linnea and Kallie. Robin is also a coach for the Center for Youth Ministry Training and has a passion for equipping youth workers. In her spare time Robin enjoys reading and playing in the dirt. 

Adventure Nook Director — Ann Browning

Music Director — John Allen Bankson

Pianist/Organist — David Brasher

Office Assistant — Dixon Barth

Bookkeeper — Linda McGarr

Nursery Director — Kasi Freeman

Nursery Attendant — Ayana Crosby 

Nursery Assistant — Jennifer Powell

Custodian — Lloyd Smith