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.
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/ Religion, Phillips University; Master of Divinity, Yale University Divinity School.
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.
Bess Gunn King has worked with First Christian Church since 2006. She brought with her years of experience as an employee of this great state. As director of the Beginning Farmer Loan Program she helped young people to live their dream. Bess was recently married and came forward with her husband to become church members. Bess is glad to see the congregation moving forward under the leadership of its new minister.
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.
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 (mostly in Central OK), Tom went back 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.