Pastoral Team

Tony L. Thurston, pastor

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

I welcome you to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)! As an active Christian community in the Creston area for over 120 years, we have seen some changes in our church and its families. But the things that haven’t changed are eternal: Living and promoting the Good News of Jesus Christ to those in our midst, engaging and working for justice and hope in our community and world, and bearing the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23), and manifesting them in our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Ministry is the shared response to the grace of God. As God “works all things for good to those who love God and are called to God’s purpose” (Rom 8:28), we all work to serve and help discover the gifts we all have and share for ministry. May God richly bless us as we continue to be part of the Body of Christ, and witness to the grace and peace of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?


Grace & Peace to you

Tony L. Thurston, Pastor