Rev. Jan Ekstedt, MDiv.

Senior Minister
P: (316) 613-1123

Rev. Jan Ekstedt began his ministry with First Christian Church of McAllen, Texas, on Monday, November 11, 2019. A 2003 graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, Pastor Jan has been an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2005 and has served congregations in Hampton, Iowa, Wichita, Kansas, and North Platte, Nebraska before being called to McAllen. Married with five grown daughters and ten  grandchildren, Pastor Jan is an avid reader and a fan of professional football and baseball. His office is always open if you want to meet and speak with him, and he welcomes all visitors lovingly. He preaches faith, hope and love and is proud to pastor a church which is open and affirming. All are welcome!

Rev. Joel Pereira

Associate Minister
P: (956)970-7146

Jerry Leadbetter

Chair of the Board
P: (956)369-0212

Sharon Chapman

Office Assistant
P: (956)687-8519

Oskar Lam

Sunday School Teacher

P: (956)687-8519

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We are open and affirming of the dignity of ALL of God’s children regardless of marital status, age, ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation.



(956) 687-8519

1201 E. Fern Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501


Traditional:  10:30 - 11:30am

Sunday School:  10:30 - 11:30am

Servicio de Adoration: 
Domingo de 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Escuela Dominical 1:00 - 2:00pm

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