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2011-10-27 / Community News

New Interim Minister for First Christian Church


Rev. David (Dave) Fischer Rev. David (Dave) Fischer Rev. David (Dave) Fischer is a third-generation Disciples of Christ preacher. His grandmother on his mother’s side, and his father were also ministers.

He has received three degrees - a Bachelors in Humanities from Phillips University, a Bachelors in Psychology from St. Joseph College, and a Masters of Divinity from Phillips Graduate Seminary, during which he achieved Cum Laude status. He also has completed the Dale Carnegie Course.

Rev. Fischer served as student pastorate in Burrton, Kansas. Since that time he has served churches in Rensselaer, Indiana, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Temple, Texas, and Kerrville, Texas.

During his ministry, Dave has written weekly columns for four different newspapers in three different states. He has also published in Disciples magazines and The Rotarian. He and his wife, Jo, have recently published a children’s book, Wilbur The Would-Be Tree.

Rev. Fischer said “ A sermon is a unique conversation between God, a pastor, and a specific congregation.” Because of that understanding, all sermons Dave preaches here are new, and prepared just for this community.

His desire is to work with First Christian Church, Lexington so that they may grow stronger and be prepared for the calling of a full-time pastor. He will be in Lexington Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and available on an “asneeded” basis otherwise.

Dave has three children. Brent, a Federal Air Marshall out of Chicago, Kyle, who is currently attending Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Jennifer, who lives in Los Angeles where she and her husband, Ramon, make movies and teach theater art to Elementary School students. They have two boys, Sky and Benjamin David.

Rev. Fischer is married to Joan Marie Wilson and they live in San Antonio, Texas. Jo works full time for Pepsi as a Manufacturing Operations Coordinator and is also currently enrolled in night classes pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

Jo has two children. Her daughter Sheradon lives in San Antonio and attends the local community college. Matthew, her son, resides in Kerrville, where he is a Senior in High School.

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