About Us

Values, Vision & Leadership

About Us

Our Core Values

Our vision is proclaiming Christ’s glory to transform lives. There are five core values that help shape HOW this happens at FPC.


Christ centered worship that changes the heart and mind.


We are committed to transforming lives through building a Christ centered community.


Making disciples who know, love, and abide in the the greatness of Christ


Sharing the greatness of Christ at home and abroad with the least and the lost.


We will seek a deeper work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, our church, city, and world.

About Us

What We Believe

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was formed to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”
First Pres Dothan is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

What is the PCA?

The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination. By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.

By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All officers (elders and deacons) of the Presbyterian Church in America must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

By Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a “Session” of “presbyters” (elders), elected by the members of the congregation. Representatives of local churches within a geographical area compose a “presbytery.” Representatives of presbyteries meet annually at “General Assembly.” Thus, through the combined efforts and resources of all of the churches, we are enabled to advance God’s Kingdom much more effectively. The Committees and Agencies of the PCA help lead this Kingdom work.



Rusty Milton

Senior Pastor


Caleb Galloway

Assistant Pastor of Discipleship and Community


Jay Joye

Assistant Pastor of Assimilation and Shepherding



Church Staff

Quinn Anderson

Director of Business Operations

Natalie Barefield

Children’s Ministry Director

Caroline Blair

Missions Secretary

Lisa Hogg

Nursery Supervisor & Little Lambs/MMO

Amanda McClintock

Children’s Ministry Staff

Willie Pittman

Church Custodian

Steven Salter

Executive Director

Tom Wilson

Interim Music Director


Elders & Deacons

Elders (Session)

Chris Byard
Jack Holmes
David Hewitt
Johnny Keyton
Kyn Pickett
Marshall Crim
Clay Howell,
Norm Purdue
Larry Rister
William Gannon
David Shipman
Nick Shimoda
Tom Wilson
Ben McClurkin
Tom Smith


Chris Barefield
David Hogg
Riley Blair
Nathan Day
Watson Downs
Danner Drake
Will Dowling
Brad Hayes
Jeremy Dykes
Greg Goldsborough
Curt Downey
Bobby Richardson
Mark Wright
Charles McDougle
Derek Sauls
Kenny Sanders