We believe the New Testament Church consisted of down-to-earth teaching, powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer and compassionate care for those in need. Together, we are looking to God as He leads us in our journey to become an extension of the healthy Church body described throughout Scripture. In short, we'd like to embody the contagious Christianity that can encourage and influence an entire community, one life at a time.
In our mission to be 'The Church Anyone Can Come To,' we welcome people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Come as you are and engage in our worship services that offer Biblical Truth in practical ways. Our hope is that every person in our faith family is connected and actively participating in authentic and enduring relationships.
OVERLAND PARK FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Dr. Ryan Darrow
Pastor Ryan Darrow and his high school sweetheart, Krystal, were married in 1997 and have 3 amazing sons (say a prayer for their grocery bill). He began his leadership at OPAG in January 2011 and considers his greatest passion in life preaching the truth of God's Word with a balance of honor for the Truth and humor for the soul. 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 masters 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 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.
Pastor Dan and his wife, Esther, have served the Kingdom in various servant positions. He is a theology graduate of Life Christian University and Brownsville Masters Commission in Pensacola, Florida. They have 3 adorable little girls and let's be honest, the man can grow a respectable beard!
Music Ministries Director
Esther is a passionate worship leader with a heart for lifting up Jesus. Esther has over 13 years of experience leading worship and partners with her husband, Dan, in serving the Kingdom as youth pastors. They have 3 amazing little girls! She's the master of puns and isn't afraid to laugh at her own jokes!
Kami Van Slyke
Children's Ministries Director
Kami has a heart to serve and equip grade-school children and their families as they learn 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 and has enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom since 2008. Kami and her husband, Tyler, are the proud parents to four children.
Office Administrator/ PreSchool Ministries Director
Carolyn is our Office Administrator and coordinates all things related to kids Pre-K and younger. 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.
Outreach Ministries Director
JoLeesa has a passion to see the lost come to know Jesus. She and her husband, Travis, have 3 passionate and wonderful girls. If you engage in conversation with her for more than 8 minutes, she will recruit you to play volleyball on Tuesday nights.
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