our staff

We are blessed at First Christian Church to have a staff that is Spirit led, biblically sound, servant oriented, and passionate about the message of Jesus Christ. They work diligently to grow the local congregation as well as the Kingdom of God as a whole.

(If you wish to contact any of our staff, please click on the position title in order to send them an email.)

  • Rev. William “Bill” Pollack is an eastern North Carolina native; where he grew up until a move to Kentucky his sophomore year in high school. He is a graduate of Asbury College (B.S. Secondary Education) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in Wilmore, Kentucky. Rev. Pollack has been in preaching ministry for over 33 years. He also has a Masters of Secondary Education from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He taught in public schools in Kentucky for over 5 years. He is married to Nanette, who is a great supporter of his ministry. They have been married for 13 years. Together they have 6 children and 14 grandchildren.

     

    His interests include a love of baseball and Kentucky basketball. Together with Nanette, he enjoys visiting lighthouses, the beach, and traveling anywhere while experiencing new things. He also likes history and enjoys visiting Civil War era battlefields. An avid golfer, he played for White Oak High School as a freshmen before his move to Kentucky; where he played throughout his high school and college years.

     

    Rev. Pollack is honored and excited at the opportunity to be in ministry with the FCC congregation and Richlands community.

     


  • Kay Mohn Payne joined our staff in March 2010. She has a long heritage at First Christian Church as her mother, Lyde Mohn, served for many years as church pianist. After retiring from teaching, Kay has dedicated her life to ministering through music. She leads the adult choir and handbell choir, as well as assists with funerals and weddings when requested.

    Kay is blessed to be surrounded by her three daughters and two grandchildren, as well as several of her siblings.

    She enjoys playing bridge with her friends, watching her daughters prosper, and spoiling her grandchildren.

  • Nanette Pollack joined the staff in June 2017 as the interim secretary. She is the wife of our Senior Minister,  Rev. Bill Pollack. She has over 25 years of experience in church office management. She also has a home based embroidery business. She enjoys spending time at the beach and being with her family. 

  • Frances Straughn joined our staff in 2015. While she is new to the staff, she is not new to our church family. Her mother is a long-time member of First Christian Church and Frances spent her early years as a member as well.

    She has a son and daughter who have blessed her with four grandchildren. Her most recent news was her marriage to lifelong friend, Linwood, in the fall of 2015.

    Frances enjoys serving her church, spending time with the grandchildren, and experiencing her new life with her new husband.