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Our Staff

Rev. John and Tricia Miller

Lead Pastor

Pastors John and Tricia Miller came to First Assembly in July of 1989. Since that time the church has tripled in attendance and a 6,600 sq.ft. activity center was added along with many new ministries.

John & Tricia have served many churches in their 41 years of ministry. For 16 years they were Ministers of Music and Interim Pastors at churches in Michigan, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Both John & Tricia attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and John has two degrees, a B.A. Degree in Bible and a B.A. Degree in Sacred Music. He has written a 10 week course entitled "Freedom In Christ" that is part of the Greenwood Bible College. His latest work is a verse by verse teaching on the book of Revelation. This teaching begins with Chapter one and goes verse by verse through the entire book. This 9 hour teaching is available on DVD & CD plus a 142 page study manual. He has also started the Greenwood Bible College which he serves as President. It is a one year college on The Healing And Deliverance Ministry.

Pastor Miller is also the Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer for the city of Greenwood. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

To reach Pastor Miller, please call 996-6030 or email him at

Seth & Stephanie Whitaker

Associate Pastors

Seth Whitaker is passionate about seeing the world changed with the Good News of Jesus Christ! His desire is for people to know the love of Christ, their relationship with Him, and to walk in full freedom. Seth comes from a long line of ministers, called into the ministry in 1997, then ordained in 2003. Since that time, he has spent his life pursuing his calling and is focused on leading and lifting up people. Over the years, Seth has worked in youth ministry, young adult ministry, developed Sunday school and small group programs, as well as planted or revitalized multiple churches as lead pastor. Currently, Seth is enrolled at Oral Roberts University and is studying theology and christian counseling with a minor in church ministries. Seth is married to Stephanie and they have two school age children. Stephanie, has also served alongside Seth in ministry since they were married in 1998. Stephanie is a masters prepared registered nurse with a focus on emergency nursing, leadership, and administration. Stephanie’s passion is to see people whole… Spirit, Soul and Body. Natives of Western North Carolina, the Whitakers moved to Fort Smith/Greenwood area in February 2015. They are excited to see the Lord moving in this community and this region!

Tommy & Kimberly Boyd

Youth Pastors

Tommy and Kimberly have been in the ministry together for over seven years. They have worked in youth and children's ministry as well as worship and creative arts ministries being involved in areas such as musical instruments, dramas, human videos, and fine arts.

Their goal and passion in ministry is to reach young people for Christ, to build God's kingdom, and enrich the lives of young people through discipleship. They want to be that bridge between the lost and dying world of hurting teenagers and Christ. So many teenagers struggle today with the decision to actively follow Christ. We pray that we can become that bridge that covers that gap and show Jesus to them through our lives and ministry.

Chyler & Chris Beasley

Children's Pastors

Chyler has worked with kids since she was 12 years old and has been a preschool teacher for the past 4 years. Her passion for Children's ministry is to lead kids to Christ everywhere she goes. Her desire is for children to not be afraid to talk about Jesus with their friends and loved ones. And Ithat they know that they are never alone. They are going to be disciples! The next generation is looking AWESOME!!!

Ursula Carter

Church Administrator

Ursula has been a member of the church since 2011 and graduated from Greenwood Bible College in 2013. Ursula manages all the financial recording and reporting (accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, procurement, etc.), in addition to coordinating all ministry activities of the church including assisting the Pastor.

Melissa Thomas

Food Bank Meal Director

Melissa has been helping in our food bank for over 3 years. She joined the team as our Meal Director in February 2012. She enjoys helping people and is an excellent cook! Her sweet personality is uplifting to everyone around!

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