We at First Christian Church believe that all Christians are called to ministry, but the church often calls servants to help us hear and live out God's call. We hope for this page to serve as an introduction to some of the servants who helps us live out our faith.


Senior Minister

James R. Shenko shenko.james@live.com

B.A., Stetson University, 2012

M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School 2015


Hey there! My name is James. I grew up in small town Florida and moved to Tennessee a few years ago for divinity school. I found Christ in college and it was then that I knew the only thing I wanted to do in life is proclaim God's Good News.


I love to cook and I'm very proud to be serving here at First Christian Church!

Favorite Bible Passage: Ephesians 4:32

Office Manager

Ricky Averitt



I’m a Livingston native and lifelong member of F.C.C.



In addition to my office duties, I plan trips for the Road Runners (our seniors group).



My hobbies include: reading, movies, and being a member of Mastersingers.




Favorite Bible Passage: Psalm 150

First Christan Church

320 Oakley Street

Livingston, TN 38570

(931) 823-2413