CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
– John C. Maxwell
Pastor Lance Langenberg became our lead pastor in 2020. Together with his wife of 10 years, Sarah, Pastor Lance has three spunky boys who are excited to be part of the pastoral team at Rolla First Assembly. If you are looking to get connected with the body of Christ here at First Assembly, he is the guy to find!
Pastor Lance’s grew up a regular churchgoer and his parents emphasized the importance and benefits of being a part of a church family. He was taught the importance of service, tithing, and being involved in every aspect of church life and grew up understanding what it meant to love and appreciate church.
Pastor Lance knows that God brought him to the ministry through the winding process of personal growth. He was in the Army reserves for eight years, becoming a sergeant combat medic and eye specialist before beginning to seriously seek God’s purpose for his life. By being intentional about developing his relationship with the Lord, Pastor Lance recognized that God had equipped him with valuable skills for ministry. He attended Evangel University, graduating with a BS in church ministries, and later earned an MA in leadership in ministry from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Before joining the staff at First Assembly, he was the campus pastor at LifeStream Church in Union, Missouri. He also currently serves as our sectional men’s ministry representative.
Pastor Lance loves to meet new people. He is usually in the gym or the foyer chatting, so feel free to introduce yourself or challenge him to a game of foosball or basketball!
CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
As Creative Arts Pastor, Kathi leads our Worship Ministry, our Missions Department, our Media and Communications Ministry, and other creative aspects of Rolla First. Pastor Kathi and her husband, Kevin, have raised four awesome children with a passion for helping others: Keegan, Kalise, Klayton, and Kianna. Keegan is a teacher and lives in Independence with his wife, Kara. Kalise is a music teacher and serves on the worship team at Rolla First with her husband Zach. Klayton is the children’s pastor at Brighton Assembly, and his wife, Katie is a teacher. Kianna will graduate from MSU with a degree in psychology and get married in December 2022.
As a former teacher, Kathi loves to learn. She holds a BA in history with a minor in English, an MA in Education, and an Education Specialist degree in Human Services-Learning Resources. She received her ministry certification with the Assemblies of God in 2019, her license in 2021 and will be ordained in 2023. Her experiences on mission trips are the foundation of her love for people and reaching the lost.
Kathi has a desire to teach and raise others up to use the gifts the Lord has given them for reaching the lost and serving the body of believers. Besides music, she also loves art, photography, reading, and traveling. Pastor Kathi would love to visit with you!
Pastor Darrell Nichols serves Rolla First Assembly as youth pastor. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been married since 2007 and are from northwest New Mexico. They are the grateful parents of four and are happy to call Rolla home. Darrell has been an Assemblies of God pastor for ten years, and a full-time youth pastor for the last seven. He and Stephanie love their work and feel extremely blessed to minister to students whenever and however possible.
Darrell is an avid coffee enthusiast who enjoys music, writing, podcasting, hiking, thunderstorms, and St. Louis Blues hockey.
Pastor Pam heads up our children’s ministries, including Kid’s Blast, Royal Rangers, MPact Girls, Free Food for Kids, and KidCare. Her mission is to minister to both students and adults in a fun and personal way. Pam knows that having a relationship with God is anything but boring, and she communicates this importance of this connection through her life and ministry as she teaches and equips people to go out and create disciples in their daily lives.
Be sure to ask Pastor Pam about her puppy Maple!
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