Our Team

“… the body is not made up of one part but of many.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:14

Church Staff


Tina Miller
Senior Minister

Tina Miller joined First Christian Church, Shelbyville as, Senior Minister in January 2023. Tina lives in Decatur with her husband, Dennis (and their three cats, Franklin, Gershwin, and Claudio). They have one adult daughter, Parnelle (Ana) C. Miller, who lives in Normal, IL. In her spare time, Tina enjoys traveling to the Smokey Mountains with her family each year, attending orchestra concerts, reading, studying, walking, and coffee with friends.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and a Master of Arts in Ministry/Leadership Studies from Lincoln Christian University, Seminary, and Ordination as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament.

Tina served at Argenta Presbyterian Church as Director of Programs and Outreach. She then served at Central Christian Church in Decatur as Associate Minister. With considerable experience in spiritual discipline and teaching ministries, and program design and development, she has assisted several churches and other ministries in growth and transformation, organizational change, and church relocation.
Her primary ministry initiative at First Christian Church, Shelbyville is to nurture and encourage growth in fellowship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit while participating in God’s mission.

Kevin D. Ray
Minister Emeritus

Kevin graduated from Lincoln Christian University and Lincoln Christian Seminary with degrees in Christian Ministry and Church History/Historical Theology.

Kevin began his ministry at First Christian in Shelbyville and served from 1978-1981 as the Youth Minister.

Kevin also served as the Senior Pastor in Forest City, IL and Lovington IL.

Kevin and his wife Linda were two of the original co-founders of Disciple Renewal in 1985 which is now Disciple Heritage Fellowship, with churches across the US and Canada.

Kevin returned to First Christian Church in Shelbyville as Senior Pastor in August 2003 and served until his retirement in 2022.

Kevin was named Pastor Emeritus by the church elders and board upon his retirement.

Kevin and Linda have two married children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Crystal Foreman
Administrative Assistant

Crystal has 14 years’ experience working for a regional clothing company.

Crystal looks forward to making sure the congregation and visitors have a positive experience at First Christian Church.