Russell Jonas, III
Interim Pastor and Head of Staff
Born in Houston, Russell holds a bachelor’s degree from the UT
Austin, a master’s degree from Columbia Seminary, and a certificate
in nonprofit management from the Dallas Center for Nonprofit
Russell and wife Kathy have one married son. Russell’s pastoral
experience includes hospital chaplaincy, as well as senior staff
positions with small to very large churches and a Christian nonprofit
mission organization serving South Sudan.
Russell’s hobbies include photography, watching good movies, and
traveling to new places.
Director of Music Ministries
Directs the overall music ministry of the church, including the adult and children's choirs, hand bells, music camp, etc.
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Kyle and his
family moved to Arlington from Arizona to join the staff at FPCA in
January, 2011. Kyle graduated from college in 1991 with a Bachelor of
Religious Education Degree and has been involved in children’s ministry
since then. He and Diane have been married for 13 years. They
have four children - Samuel, Jonathan, Lydia and David. Kyle enjoys
clowning, magic tricks and sports. Romans 8:28-39 has been an
especially meaningful passage for Kyle, reminding him that God works
everything out for good and that nothing can separate us from the love
Youth and Children's Ministry Assistant
Oghosa grew up in Kansas City, MO and has been working
in Child and Youth ministry since she was High School, working for a
program in Kansas City called “St. Louis Upper room”. Oghosa felt
the call to ministry after a radical encounter with the Gospel at
the age twenty-two. She attended the University of Missouri,
Columbia, where she earned a degree in Business Administration with
an emphasis in Marketing. Following her undergraduate degree, she
attended Dallas Theological Seminary, later transferring to
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she is currently
earning a Master’s of Divinity. Oghosa’s desire is to see both
Children and Youth in this community change the world with the
Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Oghosa is working part time with Kyle, assisting with children and
Organ and Piano
Assists in Sunday morning worship as needed and serves as the primary organist for the Agape youth choir.
Manages all financial records for the church and provides overall accounting services, etc.
Nicole resides in the state of New Mexico, where she works online
for FPCA. She assists the financial manager with accounting
responsibilities, as well as various other tasks.
Crystal Lives in Bedford Texas with her husband
and 2 children. She loves to spend time with friends and family.
Her responsibilities at FPCA include assisting Kyle with the
Children and Youth Ministries. She also has some bookkeeping duties,
and helps with various other office tasks.
Oversees the First Presbyterian Preschool, organizes curriculum, recruits and manages teachers and promotes the preschool.
Oversees overall facilities maintenance for the church, including office management, equipment maintenance, heating/cooling systems, etc.
Night Security Monitor
Maintains building security for evening meetings, classes, etc.
Greets those attending evening activities in the church.