Kevin Dell is our Lead Minister. He joined the WCC team in October 2021 as interim preaching minister and came on board full-time in June 2022. He and his wife, Kerry, have three adult children—Caleb, Nathan, and Ashley. He and Kerry like to spend time with their kids, playing cards, attending concerts, watching movies and contemplating life with God. Kevin holds degrees from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (BA), St. Louis Christian College (BS), and Lincoln Christian University (MDiv, DMin). He recently completed eleven years as Adjunct, and later, Assistant Professor-at-Large at LCU, teaching in the area of Spiritual Formation.
Darrin Akin serves as our Minister of Worship & Administration. He and his wife, Sandra, moved to Washington in March 2019. Darrin has also served at churches in Yuma, AZ, Lincoln, IL, and Danville, KY. He grew up in Donovan, IL, and Sandy hails from Louisville, IL. Darrin holds two degrees from Lincoln Christian University (BA, MA) and a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln Christian University. He and Sandy have four sons—Jonathan (Nicole), Andrew (Miyeon), Joseph, and Garrett—as well as three granddaughters: Autumn, Ariel, and Emery.
Mary Fisher has been our church Office Administrator since 1996. She and her husband, Jim, were married in 1975 and have been members of Washington Christian Church since 1979. Longtime Washington residents, Jim and Mary raised three daughters: Jamie (Mark) Thurman, Lindsey (Andrew) Hanes, and Laura Fisher (deceased). They also have six wonderful grandchildren: Katelyn (Thurman) Kramer & Grace Thurman and Isaac, Zachary, Micah, & Abigail Hanes; and two adorable great-grandchildren, Riley and Raelyn Kramer. In addition to her grandkids, Mary’s interests include card making and watching the Cubs.