LEADERSHIP

  • Dr. ryan darrow

    lead pastor

    Pastor Ryan Darrow and his high school sweetheart, Krystal, were married in 1997 and have 3 amazing sons. He began his leadership at OPAG in January 2011 and considers his greatest passion in life preaching the truth of God's Word. You'll quickly find he runs on sports, quick wit, and copious amounts of caffeine.

     

    Ryan has earned a bachelor's in Biblical Studies, a bachelor's in Business Management, a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. His community involvement includes being an associate professor of psychology at Johnson County Community College. He brings a wealth of knowledge as a marriage and family therapist and child development specialist. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister who travels the country speaking at marriage retreats and conferences.

  • pastor tim larson

    senior adult pastor

    Pastor Tim Larson and his lovely wife, Mariole, bring over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministries. He has a BA in History from Judson College and a BA in Pastoral Ministries from Trinity Bible College. He is the father of 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-law, and 13 wonderful grandchildren. Hailing from North Dakota, occasionally he'll let out an "Uff-da" in conversation - it's okay to chuckle.

  • Lee Bates

    Worship Leader

    Lee Bates and his bride Jodi are blessed with 2 little miracles, Zion and Eden.  He is an ordained minister as well as a military-combat veteran who has witnessed God’s divine protection on both the physical and spiritual battlefields of life.  He began his musical journey as a child, directing youth choirs and subsequently playing multiple instruments. His passions are music and preaching the word of God in a manner that will set an atmosphere for healing, spiritual liberation and a deepening relationship with God.  


  • carolyn ewens

    office administrator

    Carolyn Ewens keeps the OPAG ship running as she juggles her administrative duties and volunteer roles. Her heart beats to build bridges that take OPAG from simply being a building of believers, into being a family that walks through life together. She and her husband, Rob, are proud parents to 4 amazing kids and if left in the woods, she could survive for months through pure will and craftiness.

  • joleesa mayberry

    outreach director

    JoLeesa has a passion to see the lost come to know Jesus. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling to couple with her drive to see broken hearts healed and captives made free. She and her husband, Travis, have 3 passionate and wonderful daughters. If you engage in conversation with her for more than 8 minutes, she will recruit you to play volleyball on Tuesday nights.

  • kami van slyke

    kids ministries director

    Kami and her husband, Tyler, are the proud parents to five kids. Kami has a heart to equip children with the drive and skills they need to dig into God's Word, put feet to their faith, and walk as Kingdom-minded members of His family. She is a Social Work graduate from Kansas State University, previously worked as a Case Manager for special populations, and has enjoyed primarily being a stay-at-home mom as her #1 ministry role. Dark chocolate and Netflix are her stress-management tools of choice.