First Presbyterian Church of Arlington


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. 

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Chris Campbell

The Rev. Chris Campbell has served as Associate Pastor at FPCA since July, 2016. Chris and his wife, Chelsea, were born and raised in Dallas. Chris is a graduate of Austin College and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He previously served churches in Birmingham, AL and Greenville, TX. Chris and Chelsea have two sons: Colton and Hudson. Chris publicly responded to Godís call on his life after completing confirmation in 1991. Interests (obsessions) include sports (DFW teams and the Longhorns \m/) and music. Chris is a P1 and excited to be serving God in Arlington.

Russell Farnell


Director of Music Ministries

Directs the overall music ministry of the church, including the adult and children's choirs, hand bells, music camp, etc.

Kyle Terwilliger

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 childrenís 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 of God.

Adrian Rodriquez

Director of Youth Ministry


Adrian Rodriguez grew up as the eldest of three children in a military family. At the age of 14 his family relocated to Arlington, Texas where Adrian accepted Christ and discovered his passion for youth ministry. He enjoys sharing Christís love and faithfulness with others and has led youth ministries for over 10 years. He is a graduate of Sam Houston High and The University of Texas at Arlington. Adrian is married to his high school sweetheart, Alecia and they have a daughter, Aileigh (age 2). He enjoys spending time with family and watching sports in his spare time.

Jeanne Chin


Financial Manager

Manages all financial records for the church and provides overall accounting services, etc.

Kim Lewis


Administrative Ministry Assistant

Cheryl Harris


Organ and Piano

Assists in Sunday morning worship as needed and serves as the primary organist for the Agape youth choir.

Sandra Ybarra 


Pre-School Director

Oversees the First Presbyterian Preschool, organizes curriculum, recruits and manages teachers and promotes the preschool.

Jim McCoy


Facilities Manager

Oversees overall facilities maintenance for the church, including office management, equipment maintenance, heating/cooling systems, etc.

Diane Chin

Night Security Monitor

Maintains building security for evening meetings, classes, etc. Greets those attending evening activities in the church.