Meet Our Pastors And Staff

Dr. Dave Charlton

Senior Ministor

It has been my privilege to serve as the Senior Minister of First Christian Church since October of 2009.  I am a native of Wellsburg, West Virginia but have lived in Kentucky since 1981.  I am a graduate of Milligan College (BA) in Johnson City, Tennessee and Southern Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.) in Louisville, Kentucky.  My wife, Tanya, and I will soon celebrate our 35th anniversary and are blessed with our sons, Nick and Tyler.  In my spare time I play guitar in the Christian rock band Hush Harbor.

Rev. David Pilkinton

Associate Minister

I began my career at First Christian as the Youth Minister over 30 years ago.  I am now the Associate Minister serving as the Director of Music.  I enjoy working with the Chancel Choir, Festival Choir and Praise Band.  My wife, Florence, and I have two daughters that we are so very proud of, Dr. Marjorie Pilkinton and Mrs. Maureen Johnson.  Some of my hobbies include acting and directing at our local theater and painting.

Jordan Lardner

Youth Director

I am a Shelby County native and have attended First Christian Church my entire life. I graduated with a Communication degree from the University of Louisville in 2009 and I became the Youth Director for First Christian Church in 2013. I also work full time as a Vision Therapist at Bowersox Vision Center. My husband, Andrew and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage this year, and we enjoy being the parents of our two wonderful children, Noah and Lillian. I continue to enjoy meeting new faces and helping spread God's love alongside our next generation.


Shelbyville First Christian Church is an affirming and welcoming home for those who live in, or are visiting Shelbyville, KY.

As a Disciples of Christ Church we think, feel and act autonomously. 


60 Disciples Way

Shelbyville, KY  40065

NOTE:  Please use 1000 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville    if using GPS.



phone: (502) 633-3345

fax: (502) 633-3138



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