MEET THE STAFF


Pastor:  Chris Patterson
chris.patterson@franklinfirstumc.com

Rev. Chris Patterson was appointed to Franklin First in June, 2019. He is a native of Bowling Green, KY. He graduated from:

  • Bowling Green High School (in 1989)​
  • Western Kentucky University (B.A., Religious Studies, 1993)
  • Asbury Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity, 1998)

​Pastor Chris has served the following Churches in Kentucky:

  • Scottsville Circuit, 1992-1995         
  • Pleasant View / Howevally, 1995-1999
  • Franklin First Associate, 1999-2000            
  • Paris First, 2000-2006
  • St. James, 2006 - 2019

He is married to Dana. They were married in 1993. They have three children:  Alex, 26;  Cierra, 24;  and Benjamin, 20. And one dog, Zoe. Pastor Chris loves golf, donuts, reading, watching sports and movies. He is a lifelong United Methodist. Pastor Chris is also the "Promotions Host" for Western KY University Football & Basketball.  You can see him during timeouts at the WKU Football  & Basketball Games.

Director of Children & Youth: Pastor, Tyler Harting
tyler@franklinfirstumc.com

Administrator: Stacie Johnson
stacie@franklinfirstumc.com

Choir Director: Bonita Schwab
​bonita.schwab@franklinfirstumc.com


Organist/Pianist:

Patsy Lane


Contemporary Worship Leader:

Aaron Tally


Facilities Coordinator:
Susan Layne
smlayne51@yahoo.com