36th & N. Walker • Oklahoma City, OK 73118
4 Minutes from Bricktown!
"A movement for wholeness in a fragmented world"
To reach any of the staff, you may call 405-525-6551 or email any of the staff members.
Rev. John Malget is excited to be serving First Christian Church, OKC. After being ordained in June of 2004, he and his family moved to Houston, TX where he served as the Associate Minister at Memorial Drive Christian Church. Rev. Malget holds a Masters of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK and a Bachelor of Music Education from Phillips University in Enid, OK. John has a background in education and taught vocal music in Cushing, OK for 15 years prior to his ordination. He is a past president of the Association of Disciples Musicians. Besides music, John has a passion for Outreach ministries and sees a real need for caring for the least, the last, and the lost of the world. He and his wife, Sherri, have two children.
Jeff has served at First Christian for some 20 years. During that time he has worked with all aspects of the church’s life and ministry. He has also been active in the community, helping start a program for Homeless High School Students, call SKIL. The program is managed by Youth Services for Oklahoma County. He also served eight years as President of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, helping to support cooperation and understanding among the various religious traditions in Oklahoma: Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and other traditions. He has also served as Chair of the Committee for the Day at the Legislature for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Jeff has also served on various committees dealing with prevention issues at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Prior to coming to First Christian he served 8 years in the Oklahoma Legislature in the House Of Representatives. He retired from the Legislature in November of 1994. In the 1960’s he served as a Campus Minister in West Virginia and Ohio. Recently he received an award from the Human Rights Alliance of Oklahoma and the Advocacy Award from the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. He and his wife, Wanda Fisher Hamilton, have between them four grown children and a clan of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tom majored in Art Education at OCU, then attended Phillips Graduate Seminary, and was ordained to ministry in the OK Region. After several decades of pastoral ministry (in Central Oklahoma and Texas), Tom returned to school to increase his knowledge of computers. A year later, he re-entered the workforce with an A+ Certification on top of his Masters of Divinity. Tom is still artistically inclined, enjoying drawing, design, music, writing and other creative expressions. Tom and his wife have six children and twice that many grandchildren, the source of many smiles.
Clint Williams holds degrees in Religious Studies and Voice from the University of Oklahoma. Having been a church musician for fifteen years, he worked in the Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, and UCC denominations before coming to First Christian. Clint specializes in choral pieces from the Anglican tradition and in early American congregational singing. He is also a trained trumpet player. In his primary occupation, Clint is the executive director of the Mary Abbott Children's House, a nationally accredited children's advocacy center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Zachary Rygiel Originally from Largo, Florida, Zachary Rygiel is a recent 2012 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Organ and Church Music. While enrolled at St. Olaf, he studied organ with Dr. Catherine Rodland and voice with Dr. Robert Smith. He was also a member of the St. Olaf Choir. In August 2012, he began work toward a Master's Degree in Church Music at The University of Oklahoma where he studies with Dr. John Schwandt. Mr. Rygiel has served various Florida and Minnesota churches as a substitute organist and choir director. Mr. Rygiel is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO)
Retired from Kerr-McGee Corporation having held positions in Oil & Gas, International Accounting, and in the Treasury Department managing bank accounts and cash flows for international and domestic operations. Also held positions preparing personal income taxes and in auditing prior to joining the staff at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City. BBA in accounting, University of Oklahoma.
Stephanie Griffith has recently joined our staff as Receptionist, and we welcome her, noting that she is already doing a great job. Stephanie is also involved with the Edgemere Community School, the closest school to our church.
Completed University Outreach Director Training Center of Early Childhood Professional Development, 2005. Completed Houston Health & Safety Academy, Management of Childcare Business, 2004. Also completed Safe Environment Training, 2000. 21 years experience in Child Care; 10 years childcare at FCC OKC.