Our Staff

Please contact any of our staff or the church office with any questions you may have about First Christian Church.


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Senior Pastor-Dr. James Loft

Dr. James Loft grew up on the mission field. He was born in Brazil, and has lived in many countries throughout his life. He served 20 years in the US Army. During his tenure with the Army, he felt the call from God and began his degree in theology. In 2014, he received his doctorate from Liberty University. Jim has 2 boys, Jimmy and his wife Kristen, and Johnny, who is currently serving at Ft. Carson Colorado. Jim resides in Peru with his wife, Tina.


Worship Pastor/Youth Leader- Ian Watson


Ian Watson is a native of Peru, Indiana. He grew up in First Christian Church as has recently come back as an adult and became the Worship Pastor in 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Worship Ministries from Liberty University in 2019. 


Children's Program Director- Renee Ray

Renee has been a member of First Christian Church since the fall of 2001. In 2014 she became the Children's Program Director which involves; Sunday School, King's Kids, AWANA, and Vacation Bible School. Renee and her husband, Dan love living in the country and love traveling. Renee and Dan have a son, Nathan, and two dogs.

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