Rev. Noah Kiser
Senior PastorEmail: email@example.com
Phone: 334-745-3421 (204)
Noah Kiser joined the staff and church family of First Pres in August of 2015. He grew up in the beautiful state of Virginia where he also attended and graduated from James Madison University. Noah met his wife, Hilary, while at JMU as she was completing her BSN. The two were married in 2006 and have since added three boys to the family - Wyatt, Eli, and Asher. He earned his Masters degree from Reformed Theological Seminary – Charlotte, NC, in 2010. Prior to joining the First Pres family, Noah served as the Associate Pastor of Lakemont Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA. Noah has a passion to see Jesus’ name made more famous and Jesus’ family grow as the men, women, and children of First Pres invest deeper into the lives of one another and the lives of our neighbors in Opelika and Auburn.
Rev. Robert Tansill
Associate PastorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 334-745-3421 (203)
Robert began his ministry at First Pres on July 1, 2013. He was ordained in the EPC in 1997. Prior to moving to Opelika, Robert served as associate pastor at First Congregational Church in Hamilton, MA for 13 years and at Forest Hill Church for 7 years in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. He is married to Joy, and they have a son, Jon, and a daughter, Caris. Robert attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His vision for ministry is to unleash God’s people into ministry by helping them understand their giftedness, skills, and strengths, and by providing for them opportunities to grow in their faith and use their gifts in ministry for the glory of God.
Worship LeaderEmail: email@example.com
The Wells family joined First Pres. in 2015 and Daniel joined the staff on June 1, 2016. Daniel and his wife, Andrea, both earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. They then moved to Zachary, LA for Daniel to pursue his Ph.D. in horticulture from LSU. A job opportunity in the Department of Horticulture at Auburn brought Daniel and Andrea, along with their son Dane and daughter Harper, back to the Auburn-Opelika area in May 2014. Their daughter Keller joined the family shortly thereafter. Daniel’s vision for music at First Pres. is to point worshippers to Jesus and to help prepare hearts to hear the truth of God’s word.
Church AdministratorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cornetts joined First Pres in 2010. After graduating from Auburn in 1991, Chris spent 6 years in youth ministry on the staff of two different PCA churches before changing careers and meeting his wife Jennifer. After spending nearly the next 20 years in healthcare administration, Chris felt called to use his administrative gifts to serve in his church, and he joined the staff of First Pres in January 2016. Chris’ wife Jennifer teaches Accounting in the AU College of Business. They were married in 1999 and have two sons, Andrew and Ben.
Administrative AssistantEmail: email@example.com
The Chapman family joined First Pres in 2011, shortly after moving to Auburn from Birmingham. Lisbeth and Ben both attended Auburn University, and Ben now works for the University. Lisbeth's primary job is stay-at-home mom to their three small children. In her part-time role at First Pres, she enjoys putting to use some of the skills she developed during her previous career in marketing and database management.
Pastoral InternEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd and Amy have been members of the First Pres family since 2012. They have four children: Harper, Camp, Ann Langston and Jack. After working in collegiate ministry for the past 16 years, Todd is now pursuing his Masters of Divinity through Reformed Theological Seminary, and serving on the church staff as a pastoral intern. He is excited about making disciples and teaching the Scriptures.