Our Team

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bryan & Sarah Newswander


Pastor Bryan and Sarah Newswander have served at Effingham Assembly Church since April 2019.┬áHe is a second-generation ordained Assemblies of God minister. He is currently a student in the MBA program at Wayne State College. He is a graduate of Evangel University. Pastor Bryan has served in a variety of leadership positions in ministry, non-profit, business, financial and political sectors. In addition, previously served as a workplace chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains. Pastor Bryan is married to Sarah and they have five children. Sarah is involved with women’s ministries.

Dr. Rodney & Amy Stanfield

Executive Pastor & Wife

Ryan Chapman

Worship Pastor

Crystal Stice

Next Steps Pastor

Deb Lucas

Operations Administrator