Rev. Jerry & Sis. JoLynn Smith returned to Faith Assembly of God to serve as its Senior Pastors in May of 2007. Since serving as Associate Pastors at Faith Assembly in 1989, the Smiths have served as pastors at four other churches in Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Pastor Smith was licensed by the Assemblies of God in 1989 and was ordained as a Minister in Illinois in May, 2001.
Since their return to Faith Assembly, our church family has experienced a spirit of revival, with approximately 20 people receiving water baptism within the first year of their pastorate.
Rev. & Mrs. Matt Cherry are our Associate Pastors. They have served in this position since 1996 and have truly been a blessing to our church. They both grew up in Vidor and have made an impact for the Kingdom of God in our community.
Bro. Matt is an Army Veteran who served during Desert Storm and also serves as our Adult Sunday School Teacher. Sis. Michelle is the Sponsor for the "Rainbows" Club and coordinates wedding and baby showers at the church. They have been blessed with two beautiful children, Jalyn and Genson.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.