FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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.
Dr. Ryan Darrow
Pastor Ryan Darrow has been called to lead his family, pastor a Holy Spirit-led, effective church, and to passionately preach the Word of God. His purpose in life is to assist individuals and families to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to impact the community for the Kingdom of God. You'll quickly find that 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 N. Dakota, you'll occasionally hear an "uff-da" slip into his vocabulary - 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 of Pensacola, Florida. He and Esther have 3 adorable little girls and he has one very 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. She and her husband, Dan, also serve the Kingdom as youth pastors. She and Dan have three incredible daughters. She's the master of puns and isn't afraid to laugh at her own jokes!
Kami Van Slyke
Children's Ministries Director
Kami Van Slyke 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 Administator/Pre-School Ministries Director
Carolyn Ewens coordinates all things related to kids 5 and under. 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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