Our lead pastor, Rex King, is a Seneca County native. He grew up in Attica, but moved away in November of 1980 when he married his wife, Deb. Pastor Rex was brought up Baptist, while Deb was Catholic. Early in their dating relationship, they began studying the Bible and searching for a church whose teaching they felt was biblically accurate. They found a common church home in Ashland Assembly of God. Over the next eleven years, they grew spiritually and developed their gifts, talents and abilities. After completing his studies through Berean School of the Bible, Pastor Rex became an Assemblies of God minister. In February of 1991, he accepted his first position as the associate/youth Pastor of First Assembly of God in Vermilion, Ohio. From there, the Kings moved to Bridgeport, Illinois, where he served as lead pastor until returning to Seneca County in June of 2000 to serve as our lead pastor. Pastor Rex has a great love for people. He thoroughly enjoys the relationships he has within the church family and has a passion to reach those who need Jesus and to minister to the needs of those who are hurting. He finds fulfillment in ministering to others, helping them grow spiritually, and helping them find their place of ministry in the church. Pastor Rex is very proud of his family. Each one of them, including his son-in-law and daughter-in-law, plays an important role in his life and in the spiritual life of our church. He enjoys spending time with them, especially his three grandchildren. He loves to travel and to get away for some quality time with his wife.
Pastor Matt got his start in youth ministry in 2006 as a sponsor. In 2011, he accepted the position of youth pastor and has loved it ever since. Pastor Matt feels called to youth ministry because he feels God wants him to help youth during the most impressionable years of their lives. He strives to be a positive male influence in a world where lots of kids are lacking a father figure. Additionally, Pastor Matt enjoys helping teenagers start and build their relationships with God. The purpose of his ministry is to help them grow and develop from kids into men and women of God. When he's not working, Pastor Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping He has a wonderful family, complete with his beautiful wife Calie and awesome daughter Riley.
Pastor Dana began working in youth ministry in April 2011. Pastor Dana feels that by being in youth ministry, she has the opportunity to help kids that are going through a confusing set of years discover God and who God wants them to be. Outside of ministry, she enjoys being a mother to her beautiful girls, shopping, and watching movies. She married her best friend and they now have 2 wonderful little girls that brighten every day. They love spending time together during their "family nights" where they pick 1 fun thing to do as a family once a week.