Pastor Mike and Erin Gochenour

Mike grew up in Murray, NE and is a graduate of Grace University.  He served on staff at Calvary Christian Church, in Bellevue NE, and over 3 years as the Youth Pastor for the Protestant Chapel at Offutt AFB. Mike has leadership training and experience by his secular work history in the financial industry. 

 Mike has been married to Erin for 10 years.  Erin has been a 6th grade teacher in Bellevue Public Schools for 9 years. Together they have 3 "fur babies" (pets) and over 30 teenagers from the Bellevue/Offutt community that they would gladly call "their kids" any day! 

 Pastor Mike has agreed to serve Ashland and the surrounding communities as of August 01, 2017 by building First Christian Church into a "place of community for our community." His excitement for people of all ages to know Christ will lead to vibrant programs for kids, teens, and adults from all seasons of life. 

We have 6 core values that, if applied and embraced, will point us back to our mission above...

Be Generous - Time and Finances - Mark 12:41-44

Be Praying - Communicating and growing w/ God - Philippians 4:6

Be on Mission - Your workplace, home, and community - Matthew 28:19-20

Be in Lifestyle of Worship - It's evident by how we live, Christ is #1 - Ephesians 4:1-7

Be in Community - We're designed to do life together - Acts 2:42-47

Be All In - We each have a responsibility for the greater good - Ephesians 4:16

Our Pastor

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Service Opportunities

- A/V Team​

- Greeters

- Hospitality Team

- Kids/Youth Adult Leaders

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Core Values

Our Mission


FCC exists to live and love like Jesus. Our goal is to be a place for community within our community...