Meet the Staff

Dianna Jackson, Music Director

WEB MUSICDianna earned a Bachelor of Music Education with full majors in vocal and instrumental music from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Dianna is married to Dr. Jack L. Jackson II, a mathematics professor at UAFS and an active member of FCC.  Dianna has been directing music at First Christian since 1995. She oversees all aspects of the Music Ministry program including managing the budget, scheduling, programming and planning worship services.


Mary Beth Oliver, Organist

Mary Beth Oliver

Barbara Brown, Secretary 


Barbara Ann Brown is a native of Baton Rouge, LA (but, lived most of her life in Natchez, MS). She and and her husband, Steve, have been married for 42 years. They have one son and one daughter and three grandchildren. They moved to Fort Smith in 2009. Barbara has been the FCC Administrative Assistant since 2011.  


Pam Shelby, Financial Secretary

WEB PHOTO PAMPam Shelby grew up in Tontitown, AR and moved to Fort Smith in 1982. She worked as a computer programmer for Rheem Manufacturing for 32 years. She and her husband, John, have been married for 26 years and have two children. She and her family are avid Razorback fans and attend many sporting events. She has been the Financial Secretary for FCC since 2016.


Randy Alexander, Custodian

 Web page Randy AlexanderRandy has lived in Fort Smith since 1987, and he and his wife, Connie, are longtime members of FCC (DOC). They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren who they love very much. Randy enjoys spending as much time as he can with them. Randy started working as the custodian at the church in November of 1997 after being urged by another member to do it during his spare time because the church did not have a custodian at the time. He thought that he would do it about four or five years, but that turned into 20 a couple of months ago. He enjoys doing it, mainly for the activity and exercise.


Patience Hudlow, Nursery Coordinator

WEB P HUDLOW  Patience was born and raised in Fort Smith. First Christian Church has been her church home for all of her life. She is a graduate of U of A. She is married with two sons. She has been nursery coordinator for three years.