First Christian Church of Claremore (Disciples of Christ)

We are First Christian Church, Claremore; an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We agree that God’s love extends to all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political ideology, age, gender identity/expression, mental and physical ability, or any other designation that has brought them the pain of exclusion and discrimination by the Church and society.With open hearts and minds, we welcome every child of God to fully participate in the life and ministries of this congregation.


We take the Bible too seriously to take it literally. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written as well as its genre.

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The Disciples of Christ tradition includes what we call an "Open Table." This means that all are welcome to partake of communion - there is no requirement of membership or test of faith. Because our tradition makes room for various theologies, there are different ways of understanding what the bread and the cup represent. We are united in the idea that the Table is where we are welcome and where we welcome all as we seek to remember and follow Jesus' life and teachings.

Our Staff

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Rev. Alexis Engelbrecht


Rev. Alexis’ passion for delving into and making use of scripture in life-giving, liberating, and loving ways influences every aspect of her ministry. She joyfully accepted the call to serve First Christian Church of Claremore, DOC, in 2022. Experiences in education, writing, worship, membership engagement, leadership development, youth ministry, small group ministry, and chaplaincy inform how she supports the work of the Church. She considers it to be an honor to be part of First Christian Church's mission to welcome every child of God to fully participate in the life and ministries of this congregation with open hearts and minds. Rev. Alexis earned her Master of Divinity with High Honors from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2020 and was ordained in March of 2022.
She is now in the process of completing a Doctor of Ministry degree with Phillips Theological Seminary.

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Sean Robinson

Worship Director

Sean Robinson leads the praise band, bell choir and choir on Sunday mornings. Sean and his wife, Teri, have a four kids. He's always looking for new musicians and vocalists to join the choir, bell choir and praise band!