We are an Assemblies of God Church committed to go to unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus, speaking biblical promise and hope to every generation. Sharing the good news of God's Word wherever we are. Feeding the family of God with biblical truth and equipping followers with training for ministry to the world.
Meet the Church staff
LFA is currently in a moment of pastoral transition. Still, we remain confident in the words of Jesus, "...On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16: 18b-19
The best days of LFA lay ahead. Our Deacon Board is working diligently with a Pastoral Search Committee to fulfill the role of Lead Pastor. Meanwhile we have a rotation of wonderful speakers who will continue to carry the mission of LFA in gospel truth. We look forward to our future and happily invite you to join us.
For all inquiries and questions, contact our Interim Chair of the Board here.
Pastor Patsy Dennis is our children's pastor and has over 55 years experience in children's ministry. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and she also serves as the KY Assemblies of God District children's director. She has been married to her husband, Larry, for over 50 years. They raised 3 children, and have 3 grandchildren. Patsy was presented the Legacy Award at the National Children's Conference as well as the National Award for Excellence in children's ministry. She is deserving of every award she receives but the kids at First Assembly just know and love her as Miss Patsy!
Pastor Jeremy Draper is a graduate from Central Bible College as a Youth Ministries Major. Since then he has served as a youth pastor at several churches and also works as Broadcast Maintenance Engineer for a local TV station. His wife, Lauren, is currently a stay at home mom for their 3 kids but she also is a major component of the youth ministry at Lexington First. She graduated from Evangel University with a bachelors in Social Work and Organizational Leadership. Lauren has worked for the state with families of abuse and neglect as well as non-profits practicing in home therapy.
Heather Gibbons is our school's Principal. She has a bachelor's degree in Family Consumer Sciences Education from Morehead State University and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Gibbons has a well rounded background in education. Mrs. Gibbons has a long history on this campus. She has been a member of Lexington First Assembly of God since 2001. Because of her passion for Summit Christian Academy, Mrs. Gibbons joined the SCA School Board in 2019 and has served as the secretary of the School Board since that time.
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Rachel Osborne came on board in 2020 as our school and church preschool director. Rachel has worked as a children's pastor in various churches for 7 years. She has worked with Girls Ministries, JBQ and church wide children events. She has also worked in the Louisville public school system
for several years. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and currently serves as the KY Assemblies of God Fun Arts Director. She and her husband, Scott, have two adult sons. We are excited to have Rachel join our team!
Ron Preston and his wife, Martha, have faithfully served the church for years in various forms of ministry. He is a retired electrician who is currently responsible for the school and church facilities as the building manager. We are grateful for his extensive knowledge and ability to keep everything in good working order. He and his wife, have raised 3 children, have 6 grandchildren, and now 3 great-grandchildren.