Andy has served as the pastor of First Church since 2010. He received his undergraduate degree at McKendree College in Lebanon, IL. Following graduation, he became the Associate and Youth Pastor at the Thayer FWB Church. While serving there, he met his wife Ashley and they were married in July 2006. In 2010, they moved to Lebanon. Andy and Ashley have one daughter, Anniston (10) and a son, Arik (7).
Layton Smith graduated from Welch College in Nashville TN, with a degree in General Christian Ministries in May 2018. He studied under their Youth and Family Ministry degree while ministering in a couple of churches in the Nashville area. After graduation, he served as kid's pastor at his home church, Ozark Family Church. Layton began as Student Pastor at First Church in May of 2022. Layton and his wife, Stephanie, have three children Micah (3), Adah (2) and Noah (1).