Brian Pingel
Lead Pastor

Pastor Brian’s passion is to help people encounter the life of Jesus. Brian and his wife Kristi have three sons. They accepted the Lead Pastor position at First Assembly in 2016. They have served at churches in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota. For 10 years Brian served as a professor in the College of Ministry at North Central University. He received a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and is a doctoral candidate at Evangel University.

  Rick Gail
Care Pastor

Pastor Rick Gail has been the Pastoral Care Pastor at First Assembly of God since January, 1998. Rick, a retired Cedar Rapids Police Officer, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids . Rick has lived in Cedar Rapids his entire life except for the five years he and his family lived in Springfield, MO while attending college. Rick has two children, Amanda (Scott) Slaymaker, and Neal Gail II. He also has a very beautiful granddaughter, Gillian Gail Grochala, more fondly known by her “Poppy” as “Little Girl.” Rick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Bible from Central Bible College and his Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Evangel Universit , both in Springfield, MO. Rick has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 1991.

  Dave DeHaan
Community Life Pastor

Pastor Dave and his wife Stacy, along with their three joyful girls Kaelynn, Alexa and Addison, moved to the Hawkeye State in February 2008 to join the great team of First Assembly Cedar Rapids. Originally from Grand Rapids Michigan, Dave and his wife have a heart to see growth in relationship through discipleship and small groups. Before assuming the role of Community Life Pastor, Dave attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Church Ministries. He is an ordained minister with the AG and is currently responsible for overseeing development and growth of discipleship processes and small groups. Pastor Dave enjoys a good sense of humor, a good round of golf, hanging with his family, grilling out, and feasting on authentic Mexican food! Go Wolverines!

  Jan Kopf
Childrens Pastor

Pastor Jan has been on staff at First Assembly since June of 1995, and served in volunteer capacities in our church since January 1987. Jan is responsible for ministering to children birth -6th grades. Jan is a Licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and has a degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Preschool Handicapped Education with endorsements in Behavioral and Mental Disabilities from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to coming on staff, she taught in both Public and Private Christian Schools. Jan and her family are home grown Cedar Rapidians. Her husband Bruce is an Engineer with Whirlpool Corp. in Amana, Iowa as well as being an integral partner in the ministry. They have two children; a son Braden, and married daughter Samantha and husband Andrew. Jan enjoys partnering with parents and seeing their children grow in knowledge and relationships with the Lord!



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