Leadership

 Staff

richard azbell

Executive Pastor cfo/ administration

Pastor Richard and Cheryl Azbell first visited The Assembly GA for a Sunday morning service in 1999. That experience prompted life change that resulted in new commitments to the Lord and their becoming long-term members at the Assembly. In 2005, the call to full-time ministry led Richard to transition his 20 year career in executive business leadership to the role of Church Administration Pastor. Pastor Richard supplemented his Auburn University education with completion of the commission, license and ordination levels of credentialing courses at the Georgia Assembly of God School of Ministry. In his current role, Pastor Richard supports church leadership, directs budget and finance, oversees missions support, chairs daycare operations, and teaches in many Wednesday evening church services. Pastor Richard and Cheryl have been married for 30+ years, and share two adult children and one grandchild.

tracy jantz

executive Pastor Ministry

Pastor Tracy and Anita Jantz started their life together in full-time ministry in 1986 when they married while attending Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, TX. God brought together a Cajun Pastor's Kid from south Louisiana and an Okie from Oklahoma for what would be a journey in youth ministry throughout Louisiana and Tennessee. In 2000, they accepted the position as full-time Pastors in a growing community in Frisco, TX where they served for 19 years. He is blessed and honored to now serve The Assembly GA as the Executive Pastor of Church Ministries. Tracy and Anita have two boys: Justin, who is a Digital Media Creative Artist/Photographer, lives in Fort Worth, TX; and Dylan, who plays football and is majoring in Exercise and Sports Science at Texas State in San Marcos, TX. Three words that describe who they are: Faith, Family, and Football.

jason daniels

Worship Pastor

Pastor Jason Daniels and his family moved to Georgia to become the worship pastors at The Assembly GA in January 2016. Pastor Jason is a “Pastor’s Kid” and an experienced youth and worship pastor. He began his ministry in 2001 in West Florida and has since ministered as a youth pastor and worship pastor in Alabama and Georgia. Pastor Jason and his wife, Patti, were married in 1997 and have four beautiful children, and one Grandchild: Graci, Jayden, Raina, Elijah, and Wonder Rose. Pastor Jason and Patti are excited to be serving at The Assembly GA. 

jason mccoy

children's pastor

Pastor Jason McCoy has served as the Children’s Pastor at The Assembly GA since September 2011. Pastor Jason graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University in 2001 with a B.S. in Church Ministries. He has been a full-time Children’s Pastor since 2003. He married Melissa, also a graduate of SAGU, in May 2004. They have three awesome kids: Ella, Hudson, and Penelope.

blake edwards

Student pastor 

Pastor Blake was radically saved and called to ministry in his hometown of Memphis, TN. Upon graduation from SUM Bible College, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a concentration in youth ministry and evangelism. He soon married Krysta, and they now have a daughter named, Murphy. Pastor Blake and Krysta have served as the High school & College Pastors since 2019.  They have a heart for the next generation.

marquell womack

Middle School pastor

Pastor Marquell Womack has been a member of The Assembly GA since 2018.  In June of 2018, from his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, he was led by the Lord to move to Warner Robins, with no idea why he was moving.  After working a secular job for almost two years, he was approached by staff members asking if he would be interested in being the Middle School Pastor. His prior experience was volunteering within his past church for 10 years. He is currently working on obtaining his Pastoral License for the Assemblies of God in Georgia.  On September 4th, 2021, he married his beautiful wife Joslyn Womack.

“I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful staff and team!” ~ Pastor Marquell Womack

al Rowan

senior adults pastor

Pastor Al Rowan was born again in 1958 and became an evangelist and Pastor shortly after. The scripture he lives by is Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

james butler

Prayer & Transitions pastor

Pastor James Butler is our Prayer and Transition Pastor at The Assembly GA. He grew up in Cairo, GA, and his wife, Dot, grew up in Mississippi, the daughter of a pastor. They met while attending Lee University in Cleveland, TN, and married in 1966. They pastored for 47 years in Mississippi, Alabama, and North Georgia before retiring in 2013 and moving to Warner Robins. They began attending The Assembly GA in 2014. They have two sons, Steve (and Kim) who are actively involved in the Praise Team at The Assembly, and Jason (and Brooke) in Ft. Worth, TX, who is also actively involved in their church. The Butlers have four awesome grandchildren, Trystan, Trinity, Ethan, and Taelyn.

terry theus

Celebrate Recovery pastor

Pastor Terry Theus is the Celebrate Recovery  Pastor at The Assembly GA. He was born in Cordele, Georgia, and raised in Warner Robins. In 1990, he married his wife, Sally. They have 4 children together, Timothy, Sarah, John-Michael and Joshua. In addition to being a licensed minister through the Assemblies of God, Pastor Terry owns his own company. Terry has received several certifications through organizations including Toastmasters: Advanced Communicator, NICL, and a 2019 John Maxwell certified coach, trainer, and speaker. Pastor Terry leads our weekly Celebrate Recovery service with hundreds in attendance through partnerships with numerous recovery programs throughout Middle Georgia.

christa shepherd

Compassion / Outreach pastor

Pastor Christa Shepherd has been a part of The Assembly GA at its present and former location since 1993.  During that time, she and her husband, Don, have been involved in ministries including Children’s ministries, Royal Rangers, Girls Ministries, choir, small groups, and numerous outreaches. The couple heard the call of God and began the process of becoming licensed ministers through the Georgia School of Ministry and completed the process in 2012.   With the support of  The Assembly GA, they pastored The River’s Edge Church in Forsyth, Ga from 2009 – 2015.  Don and Christa are excited to once again be a part of  The Assembly GA and look forward to what God has in store for “Middle Georgia’s Family Church”.

jarred mattox

Assembly groups pastor

Pastor Jarred  Mattox and his wife, Heather, serve as the Assembly Groups Pastors here at The Assembly GA. They married in 2007, and have been active in ministry since 2009. They have three beautiful children, Carson, Brooks, and Griffin: Pastor Jarred also works as a recruiter for the Georgia Air National Guard.