Pastor Wendell, Bethany, Emily, and Ethan Johnson

 Pastor Wendell Johnson has been preaching the gospel for almost 21 years. He was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Harlan County, Kentucky.

In 1993, at the age of 22, Pastor Wendell was radically saved, and committed his life to Christ. He preached his first sermon three months after he was saved and has never stopped.

Pastor Wendell Graduated from Lee University in 1998 with a degree in pastoral studies and a minor in Bible. He has been on several mission trips, and has preached in multiple countries, including Bolivia, South America, Mexico, and Israel.

He began his pastoral work in 1997 as a Youth Pastor at First Assembly of God, in Sweetwater, Tennessee for four years.  He also, youth pastored at Woodward Avenue Church of God in Athens, Tennessee for two years, where the average attendance was 500.

In 2004, Pastor Wendell and his wife, Bethany, accepted the position as lead pastors at Lancaster first Assembly of God. Under their leadership the church has doubled in size within the past 10 years.

With Bethany's desire for genuine worship and the presence of the Lord, and Pastor Wendell's straight-forward preaching style, the church continues to see amazing growth!

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