Pastor Mike and Cathy came to Mountain Home to lead First Assembly in March of 2002. Pastor Mike describes their years in the Ozarks as one of the highlights of their ministry, “It is so exciting to be a part of what God is doing in the Mountain Home area. Participating in the growth and ministry of the church and watching individuals and families build a relationship with Jesus are more rewarding than I can express. Cathy and I are blessed to be here!”

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Pastor Mike has a background in education and enjoys teaching the Word of God. His teaching ministry has opened doors for ministry in crusades, seminars, and conferences. Currently, Pastor Mike serves as a member of the Board of Executives and Presbyters for the Arkansas Assemblies of God.

Cathy’s warm smile and gracious personality are important elements of the Howell’s almost 30 years as senior pastors. They are the parents of two adult children; Jason is a youth pastor and Aimee is a photographer.


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           Pastor Mike and Cathy Howell


Greetings in the name of the Lord:

Sue and I arrived in March of 2009. We serve in the children's area known as First Kids Ministries. The Lord has blessed us with four great children. Our oldest, Josh, is in the Air Force; Sarah and Sam, both attending college in the fall; and Alyssa. After graduating from Central Bible College in 2005, my family and I moved to Okinawa, Japan to serve as Missionary Associates with the primary role of children’s ministry. As we minister to children we are also reaching out to the family as well. The Lord has blessed us in allowing us to be part of the great work being done here in Mountain Home and around the world.



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Children's Pastors ... Tony and Sue DelaCruz



Dillon and Callie Ham came on staff in October of 2011.  They were married on July 7, 2007, and have been in the ministry together ever since.  In September of 2009 Evan was added to the family, then in 2013 Lydia joined us.  Dillon began Youth pastoring in September of 2005 at age 19.  He is a graduate of Berean School of the Bible and is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God.  Both Dillon and Callie attended Master’s Commission in Springfield, Missouri.  They have served in several churches in the Arkansas District and have been sectional youth reps on 2 different occasions.  
Dillon and Callie have one challenge for
the teens of Baxter County:  
Make your OneLife matter!
You can follow Dillon on twitter @dillonham


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Youth Pastors ... Dillon and Callie Ham                 Evan & Lydia