Pastors J & Rita were installed as Pastors of PFA on January 1, 2012. E. J. (Pastor J) Litherland and wife Rita are both native of southern Illinois. They have been sweethearts since junior high, and have been married 44 years and parents of 3 grown children, and have 7 grandchildren. Both are graduates in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Being led by the Lord into full-time ministry, they gave up the operations of the family dairy farm and began ministry serving as teachers in Temple Christian Academy at Evangel Temple AG (now Oasis) in Princeton, IN. They pastored 1st AG in Petersburg, IN, 1987-1994; and as Principal & Teachers at Covenant Christian Academy in Douglas, GA, 1994-1998. They have been with 1st AG since March of 2000. Pastor J is ordained and Rita is licensed with the Assemblies of God. Rita serves as the director of our MPact Girls Ministry and serves on our Worship Team playing the keyboard.
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Mandy Groot Appointed as National Girls Ministries Director
Mandy Groot, the former Ohio AG District Girls Ministries director, has been appointed as the new AG National Girls Ministries director.
Couple Pours God's Love into Notorious Bronx Neighborhood
Through Real Life Church, Reggie and Ibelsa Stutzman find various means to minister to prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members.
Video Contest Encourages College Students to Help End World Hunger
Chi Alpha announces the winners of its video contest promoting the ministry's partnership with feedONE by answering the question, "Why feedONE?"
Evangel University Successfully Launches First Doctoral Program
Evangel University's first doctoral program, an Ed.D. of Educational Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction, offered for the fall 2014 semester, sees 15 students participating in the program's cohort.