bishop phil redding, th.d.

   Bishop Phil Redding currently serves as the State Bishop in the Arkansas District comprised of over 130 churches. Prior to serving as Bishop he pastored the River of Life Fellowship of Fort Smith, Arkansas since 2008. He has served as International Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of God, a fellowship of 4,500 churches worldwide. He has served the Arkansas PCG as State Youth Director, State Secretary/Treasurer, Christian Education Director and Men's Director. 

     Pastor Redding was educated at University of Arkansas (Fort Smith), Southern Bible College, International Bible Seminary, and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He has written four books and recorded with his wife, Sharon five musical albums. The Reddings have two sons with both in the ministry. 

     His hobbies include playing the guitar, bicycling and woodworking.

pastor david craig, aim president

     Pastor David Craig has pastored several churches since 1993 and currently pastors in Hoxie, Arkansas. He has served the Arkansas District as State Youth Director.  He has been an instructor at Accelerated Institute of Ministry for five years.  He is married to Monica and they have one daughter who is in university studying to be a missionary.

    His hobbies include carpentry and woodworking. 

james baker

     James Baker began his ministry in 1964 as a pastor in southern Arkansas. He has served the Arkansas District as the District Presbyter,  District Secretary and District Bishop. He also served the PCG as National King's Men Director. 

     His studies were at Central Christian College.  He brings many years of experience as a pastor and leader.  He has taught at Accelerated Institute of Ministry since 1999. 

     His hobbies include golfing and playing pool. 

pastor mike shaddon

     Pastor Mike Shaddon began his ministry in 1979 and has pastored a church near Waldron, Arkansas since 1988. In that time the church  has constructed a new worship center and gymnasium.

     He has been teaching at Accelerated Institute of Ministry since 2009.  He is serving as District Presbyter for the Arkansas District PCG.

     His hobbies include hunting, sports, woodworking and carpentry. 

pastor judy darden

Pastor Judy Darden has been married since 1973 to SMSgt Mick Darden (Ret). She earned her associates degree in religious education and serves as Discipleship Ministries Director of the Arkansas District. She has served as pastor in Van Buren, Arkansas since 2010 and is a frequent speaker for women's and various events. 

pastor jim laudell

Pastor Jim Laudell is the author of four books, his most recent being Highpoints. He has spoken to churches, conferences, businesses and police departments  and has traveled to 35 states and  14 foreign countries. A graduate of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a masters in Biblical Literature.  He has been married over 40 years to  his wife Gwen,  with two children both pastoring churches, and seven grandchildren. 

pastor gaylia richardson

Pastor Gaylia Richardson has been married since 1977.  She is a graduate of Accelerated Institute of Ministry.  She obtained a Master in Ministry from Central Arkansas Bible College.  She and her husband Curtis have been pastoring in McRae, Arkansas since 2006 and a frequent speaker for women's and various events.


pastor teresa vinson

Teresa Vinson along with her husband, Jerry have pastored in Russellville, Arkansas  since 1990. She has a master's degree in education from Arkansas Tech University. Her two children serve on the staff of the Gateway Pentecostal Church of God. 

pastor steve curtis

     Pastor Steve Curtis serves as senior pastor of the Living Faith Pentecostal Church of God,  a congregation of over 400 people in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After serving as full time associate since 1990, he assumed senior pastoral duties in 2013. 

     He has taught at Accelerated Institute of Ministry for two years. His education includes studies at Messenger College. 

     His hobbies are working out (exercise), golf, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. 

pastor paul dehaan

Paul DeHaan has served in various ministry roles for over 25 years.  He is the lead pastor of CrossPoint Church in Conway, AR, and former Arkansas District Youth Director.  He has a passion for preaching the gospel and pouring into other leaders.  He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies.

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