Director of Elementary
Kelli Glass is the Director of Elementary Kids Ministry. She and her husband, Marcus, have been members since 2002, were married at FirstPres in 2003, and both of their sons were baptized here in 2015 and 2018. She was first invited to an A&O night as a high school student, continued to be a leader for A&O as a college student and was hired on staff for an internship for high school girl’s ministry. Kelli attended WTAMU where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While interning for First Pres, Kelli continued to pursue degrees in Education being certified in early childhood through fourth grade and special education. She was hired by Amarillo ISD in 2002 and has taught special education, Pre-k, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten until 2020. Kelli received the AISD Teacher of the Year award in 2013 and in 2020. She loves teaching kids with her whole heart and considers it pure joy and delight to be able to share God’s love for His children. God moved on her heart “to tell the children, to tell the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done (Psalm 78:4 -7).”
Some of Kelli’s best memories at First Pres are being baptized when she was 21, marrying Marcus, and both of her sons desiring to be baptized. . . all of these were performed by none other than the wonderful Murray Gossett! The All Church Retreat was one of the best times for their family because they grew closer together in love for Jesus and as a family team. Kelli and Marcus have enjoyed volunteering as Sunday School teachers at the A&O for the last four years. They are looking forward to seeing the glorious ways the Lord uses First Pres and A&O to impact and influence the next generation, including their two boys.