Larry and Carol McGarry
Pastor Larry and his wife, Carol, have been the Pastors at First Assembly since August 2002. They have pastored churches in Paisley, LaPine, and Canby Oregon. Prior to coming to Prineville, Pastor Larry was the Director of Admissions at Salem Bible College in Salem, Oregon.
They married in 1966 and have 3 grown children -- Tanya, Shawna and Isaiah. They also have 6 grandsons -- Michael, Matthew, Mark who live in Salem, Oregon. and Ethan, Kyle and Carter who live in Bend, Oregon.
Their vision for First Assembly of God is to provide a place where individuals can come to a service that is comfortable, friendly and informative. Their heart's desire is to present people with the simple truths of Scripture in a way that they can be easily applied to daily living.
Carol serves as the Intercessory Prayer Team Coordinator and Decorator for the church.
Jesse, pictured with his wife Marilyn, serves as a board member. In addition he teaches the Adult Sunday School Class.
Rev. Jim and Marilyn Dickinson
Worship Team/Board Member
Jim and Marilyn are musicians for our worship team on Sunday morning services and Wednesday evenings. Marilyn serves on the church board.
Tim & Sandra Erickson
Board Member/Youth Leaders
Tim and Sandra have been actively involved in church ministry and are currently leading our Youth Department and in teaching the Preteen and Teen Sunday school classes. In addition, Tim serves as a board member.
Gary & Marilyn Brinton
Board Member/Stitches-N-Love (Quilters)
Gary serves as a board member and Marilyn serves as one of the church's quilters.
John and Barbara Houser
Advisory Council/The Lord's Table
John serves as an advisory council member. John and Barbara are responsible for the monthly preparations for The Lord's Table.
Admin Asst. to Pastor
Carolyn, pictured here with her husband Les, serves as the church Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Carolyn also is the Director of our Christian Education Department and is responsible for our Sunday school ministry and directing "Kid's Konnection" which is our children's church ministry for ages 5 - 12.
Randy has a heart and passion for music. He serves as the Sunday morning worship leader.
Women's Ministries Coordinator
Phyllis, pictured with her husband Bill, has been a member of the church since her childhood. She is the Women's Ministries Coordinator.
Loretta is pictured here with her husband J.B. Loretta is responsible for the training and staffing of First Assembly's Nursery.
Stitches-N-Love (Quilters) Coordinator
Juanita, pictured with her husband Marvin, coordinates the church’s quilting ministry. The quilts they make have gone to Grandma’s House and Teen Challenge in Bend, Oregon, The Shepherd’s Ministry in LaPine, Oregon and to needy people in our community.
Kirk and Patty McManus
Head Usher/Worship Team
Kirk and Patty, pictured with their children Melody, Brittany, Truman King, Faith King, and Gabby King, are very active in church ministry. Kirk is in charge of staffing and training all ushers and greeters while Patty participates as a member of the worship team.
Rolan & Linda Fugitt
Facility Maintenance EngineerNUrsery Worker
Rolan overseas the maintenance and upkeep of the church property. Linda serves as a Nursery Worker.
Administrator, Crook County Christian School
Gary L. Shankles, pictured with his wife Sheryl, serves as our Administrator for Crook County Christian School. He grew up in the Ozarks and retired from the U.S. Army in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. He continued his education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where in 2004 he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian School Administration and a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis on Christian Education. He is married to Sheryl and has two adult sons and three grandchildren.
Admin Asst., Crook County Christian School
Linda has served Crook County Christian School as the Administrative Assistant from the beginning of the school. She is pictured here with her husband, Norman.