Dr. Rev. Mark Irons

Rev. Dr. Mark Irons has served in several Texas churches in Ft. Worth, Athens, Kerrville, Wichita Falls, Texarkana, and Rockwall. For the past year, Mark has served as interim minister at the First Christian Church of Topeka, Kansas. Mark comes to First Christian Church of Temple to serve as an Intentional Interim Minister after training with the Interim Ministry Network. He has a B.A. in Religion Studies from TCU, an M.Div. from Brite Divinity School at TCU, and a D.Min. from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

He is married to Donna Adams Irons and together, they have four children who live in Texas, Virginia, and Hawaii.

Shannon Hesse

Shannon was welcomed to the First Christian Church staff in November 2020, as the new Church Office Administrator. Shannon has been a lifelong member of the Temple community and she brings 30 plus years of administrative experience from Texas Instruments, Temple Economic Development Corporation and the McLane Group. She is excited and looking forward to meeting and serving the FCC family in this new role.

Shannon is the mother of four adult children, and her favorite pastime is spent being entertained by her six young grandchildren, five boys and one girl.

If you would like to contact Shannon, her email address is churchoffice@firstchristiantemple.org or you can reach her at the office phone number (254)773-9061.

David Perez-Guerra

David Perez Guerra first joined the First Christian Church family in 2011 and now serves as our music director.  He took his first piano lesson at the age of 10 and music has been an active part of his life since then.

While David has performed both classical and jazz works with a broad range of student and professional organizations throughout Texas and the Midwest, his real love is the role of accompanist.  Although he is president and owner of Concentus Media Group (an advertising agency located in Temple, TX) he continues to be a busy accompanist working with students in Belton and Temple High Schools as well as Temple College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

We are currently looking to hire a new Youth Director.