Our Ministerial Staff


  • Rev. Don Wilson

    Senior Pastor

    Don Wilson is Senior Minister of First Christian Church in Arlington TX.  He has served as Interim Senior Minister of First Christian Church in McKinney TX and as Senior Minister of First Christian Church of Abilene, TX, Fairview Christian Church of Lynchburg, VA, First Christian Church of Athens, TX and as Associate Minister of Highlands Christian Church in Dallas. Don holds a Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University (GO FROGS!), a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 33 years.


    Don has been married to Carol Joy Wilson for 35 years. They have two sons and a daughter (one is 30 and two in their 20s) and recently welcomed a lovely daughter-in-law into the family. As a Freshman at TCU, Don wrote the "Go! Go Frogs!" drum cadence cheer that TCU continues to use to this day at all their ball games. Don is an avid roller-coaster rider, and has taken his family on thinly-disguised "family vacations" to such destinations as Six Flags Magic Mountain and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. He has a deep love and appreciation for classic Christian art and architecture. In 2013, Don and Carol celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a 2-week, 2-person tour of Italy via Eurail and lots and lots of walking. Don fulfilled his promise to himself and to God, to one day bring Carol to share in his favorite place on earth, Assisi, the beautiful mountainside home of St. Francis (of Assisi).


    Don loves serving God through serving and leading in the church, and is humbled and excited to serve Christ alongside the active congregation of First Christian Church, Arlington Texas.

    Don's e-mail is don@FirstChristianArlington.org

  • Rev. Bill JeffREys

    Associate Minister

    Bill Jeffreys joined the First Christian Church staff in January of 2010 as Associate Minister. Bill served in youth ministry positions at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth and in the Trinity-Brazos Area office before joining the FCC staff. He has been and continues to be very active in the area camping program leadership. Bill also has a background in hospitality management. Bill is a graduate of Texas A&M University (B.A. Sociology, minor in Religious Studies), Brite Divinity School at TCU (M. Div.), and Texas Wesleyan (MSMFT). He was ordained in August of 2009. Bill is married and has four children.

    Bill's e-mail is bill@FirstChristianArlington.org

  • Dana Lobaugh

    Minister of Music and Worship

    A fourth generation Disciple of Christ and a 35-year veteran of church music leadership, Dana has served as full-time Minister of Music for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arlington since 2008. Dana directs FCC's Chancel Choir, a dynamic adult handbell ensemble, "Ring of Glory," youth and children's music. She also oversees smaller vocal ensembles and the contemporary Praise Team. Dana serves on the boards of Dallas Chapter Choristers Guild and the National Association of Disciple Musicians. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Vocal Music Education from Phillips University in Oklahoma and has completed extensive doctoral studies in conducting and musicology, while serving as director of the Women's Chorus at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

    Dana's e-mail: dana@firstchristianarlington.org

  • Rev. Heather Santi-Brown

    Assistant Minister and Communications Director

    Having grown up in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Heather accepted her call into ministry in high school. Heather joined the First Christian Church staff in February 2015 as Assistant Minister. She works mostly with our children and middle school youth ministries. She also serves as FCC's Communication Administrator, helping publicize special events, update the church website and promote church activities on social media streams. Before serving at FCC, Heather served at Central Christian Church in Dallas. Heather is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School at TCU (M. Div.). She was ordained in October 2014. When not at church, Heather can be found having fun with with her daughter (born October 2017) watching movies and TV, water aerobics, or playing board games with her husband.

    Heather's e-mail: heather@firstchristianarlington.org