Hi, my name is Scott Eichelberger and I began serving as the senior pastor of First Alliance Church on November 1, 2013. My wife, Lois, and I are originally from Pennsylvania, met at Ft. Campbell, KY, and were married in 1987. After retiring from twenty-two years active duty with the U.S. Army (Aviation) as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2005, I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministry) in 2008. We then accepted a call to serve as the Executive Pastor of Cary Alliance Church, NC, from 2008 to 2013. I also hold a Master’s of Science in Management (MIS) from NCSU and a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering (EE) from the United States Military Academy. Hobbies include hiking, kayaking, golfing, and…bagpiping.
Hi, my name is Evan Jensen. I began serving as the youth pastor of First Alliance Church on October 19, 2014. My wife, Hannah, and I met at Toccoa Falls College during the summer of 2012; we were married in July, 2014. I graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Youth Ministry and Hannah graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. We have two beautiful daughters: Abigail and Elena. My hobbies include reading and most sports, especially soccer, frisbee related activities, and volleyball.
Director of Children's Ministry
Hi my name is Lera Hesselbirg and I am the Director of Children’s Ministry here at First Alliance Church. I have been attending First Alliance since 1998 and came on staff in August of 2001 as assistant to the Christian Education Director. I assumed the duties of Dir. of Children’s Ministry in August of 2007. My husband Michael and I were married in 1979 and we have 4 children, Erik born in 1981, Andrew in 1985, Stephen in 1990, and Katelyn in 1994.
Assistant Director of Children's Ministry
Hi, my name is Stephanie DuChemin. I began as the Assistant Director of Children's Ministry in 2018. My husband Michael and I moved our family to Franklin in 2015 from Pinellas County Florida. We have 6 children, Isabelle, Abbigail, Landyn, Deacon, Luukas and Noraa. Creativity is my specialty and loving children is my passion.
director of adult education
Hi, my name is Fred Alexander. As director of adult Christian education, I help support Sunday School, small groups, men’s and women’s groups, and other ministries. I began this volunteer job after retiring as district manager for the power company in February 2013. My wife Diane and I have been in Franklin since 1980, though we are originally from Savannah. We have three grown children and two grandsons. I was graduated from UGA with a journalism degree and was close to finishing a master’s in Bible at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) when asked to become communications director there. Previously, I have been a Sunday School teacher and coordinator, and worked with a singles group.
Hello. My name is Toni Taylor. I was born in Kentucky, but spent my teen and adult years in Minnesota. Three years ago, I moved to Franklin to escape the Minnesota winters. I have one daughter and 2 grandsons. I’ve worked for five different ministries, helping to establish two of them. I’ve also trained, lead and participated in overseas mission teams to the Caribbean, Central America, Africa and Eastern Europe. I am thrilled and honored to work with and serve the staff and members of First Alliance Church of Franklin!
Our church custodian is Arlene Ball. Please take a moment to thank her for her support!