church staff

  • Rev. jimmy spear

    Lead minister

    Jimmy is a hospitality guy and is mindful he learned it from Jesus.  He loves people and is keen on getting folks together to celebrate the expansive love of God.  Having grown up in Kirkwood, MO he has called the midwest home for the last 20+ years serving in several Missouri congregations.  Jimmy has degrees from DOC related Culver-Stockton College and Lexington Theological Seminary.  In his personal time he is known to be a car fanatic and summer boater on the Mississippi River.  Jimmy began his ministry with FCCE in July 2021. He can be contacted at

  • [Open Position]

    youth & children's minister

  • Teresa Droste

    administrative Assistant

    The church office is staffed Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  Teresa can be contacted at

  • warren lomax


    The church building is clean and hospitable because of the dedication and care of Warren Lomax.  Warren also works for the Edwardsville Public School District. 

  • Denis Doelling


    As organist Denis Doelling brings a long standing passion for good pipe organ music to the 9:00am worship service. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, St. Louis Chapter.

  • On the Path

    house band

    on the path is the FCCE house band providing music for the 10:30am worship service.  It features the musical talents of Danny & Vicki Rolens, Susie Campagna, Lindsey Folsom, and Steve Hoover.   

  • Carolyn jenkins

    choir director

    The Chancel Choir and Hand Bell Choir are directed by Carolyn Jenkins.  Carolyn has professionally led choirs in the metro east for many years and is the founder/director of The Master's Voice Choir  of Granite City, IL.

  • Danielle Castelli


    Danielle accompanies the Chancel Choir and provides other piano music for the 9:00am worship service.