Richard (Rich) McDermott
Rev. Rich McDermott comes to First Presbyterian Church, Arlington, TX,
from Omaha, NE, where he has been serving as the Interim Sr. Pastor
since July 2013. Rich was ordained in June 1979, and served for five
years in his first call as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian
Church, Winter Haven, FL. For the next 5.5 years, Rich served in his
first Sr. Pastor position at Union Evangelical Church in Mexico City.
In February of 1990, Rich was called to be the Sr. Pastor of First
Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, CO, where he ministered for over
twenty-three years. Rich comes to FPCA with over thirty years of service
to Jesus Christ.
He will begin his service to FPCA on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Read more about Reverend McDermott.
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
Manages all financial records for the church and provides overall accounting services, etc.
Congregational Care Associate
Rev. Fred Babb is a part time associate for congregational care.
He makes hospital visits and visits the homebound members.
Summer Intern, Children and Youth
Assists with children and youth summer activities.
Organ and Piano
Assists in Sunday morning worship as needed and serves as the primary organist for the Agape youth choir.
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.