Lee Young {Senior Pastor}


Lee is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in the Mid-America Region. Lee was first ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Kentucky Region.


After receiving his undergraduate degree in Financial Management in 1991, Lee was in the real estate business, building houses as well as working as an agent and auctioneer for Century 21 in Bowling Green, KY. He later became an office manager for a Century 21 office in his hometown of Princeton, KY.


After being called into ministry he graduated with his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2000. Lee has served Churches as a youth minister from 1996-2005 in KY and TN. In 2005 he became Sr. Pastor of a Disciples of Christ Church in KY where he was ordained in 2008. Lee has also served as a Sr. Pastor of a Church in North-West Florida. He served on Regional Board within the KY Region and is also serving on the Mid-America Regional Committe on the Ministry.


Being from Kentucky, Lee loves watching University of Kentucky basketball. He is also an avid kayaker and hiker who loves being on the water or in the woods.

Heather (Ray) Thompson {Nursery Attendant}


I grew up in Republic, and graduated from Republic High School in 1996. I got married at First Christian Church (Republic) on September 15, 2001. We started attended church here right after our wedding. We fell in love with the "family" feeling we got from the congregation. I was baptized and joined the church. I feel like my family grew when I joined because everyone truly cares about you and your family. I love babies and kids.
I love spending time with them in the nursery. I enjoy helping them learn about our Savior and have fun while doing it.

Call us:

(417) 732-2139

Find us: 

443 N. Main, P.O. Box 302 Republic, MO 65738

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