Rev. Richard (Dick) Jumper came to serve as pastor to the Pontiac First Christian Church in October 2014. He is a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church (DoC). Prior to that he served the Flanagan and Long Point Christian Churches for 10 years. He was born in St Louis (so that makes him a Cardinals fan) and he moved to Virginia and Pawnee, Illinois as a child but graduated from Bloomington High School. He joined the Marines in 1965-1969. He was employed by GTE/Verizon until 1999 then he entered the ministry. He graduated from Illinois State University and attends either Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky or Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, yearly, to continue his education.
Dick may be a Cardinal fan during the summer but is a “cheese-head” (Green Bay) Packer fan during the winter. (His sermons may be shorter when the Packers are playing the Chicago Bears) He is an amateur radio operator (ham) and licensed by the F.C.C. as WB9CEB. He is a magician and may sometimes use magic or balloons in his children’s time during worship service.