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Our Staff

Pastor Zack Mapes














Rev. Zachary D. Mapes has been serving here at First Christian Church in Sterling IL since August of 2018. After moving around a few times at a very young age, Pastor Zack grew up mostly in Springfield IL where he attended the First Christian Church of Springfield. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with a minor in Psychology from Benedictine University at Springfield, and Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In addition to serving First Christian Church, he serves as an at-large member of the Regional Church Council, serves the region through Camp Walter Scott, Summit, and other activities, and is serving alongside others in the CCIW region on the Long Range Vision and Planning Team. He is a lifelong and unapologetic St. Louis Cardinal, sci-fy / fantasy, and video game fan. He has been with his wife Ashley for almost 15 years and shares two beautiful children with her, Anna and Noah.

Tim Fischbach  
(Church Administrator & Minister of  Music)






Tim has been part of FCC Sterling for over 50 years.

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