Lead Pastors

Carl & Sarah Friedel

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Pastors Carl and Sarah Friedel have been serving as the Pastors of P1AG since December of 2015. The Friedel's came to P1AG from the mission field in Tijuana, Mexico where they served at The Mission/RDSN (Rancho de Sus Ninos) for a year and a half in various capacities, but primarily as Teachers in the bilingual School of Ministry and as Short-Term Missions Coordinators promoting and bringing teams mainly from the US and Canada to serve in Mexico.

Prior to their time in Mexico they served as the Lead Pastors of a Church on the Monterey Peninsula of Northern California in a little town called Pacific Grove (PG) for nine years. Before Pastoring in PG they served on staff as Associate Pastors of 4 different churches in Northern Califorina primarily working as Youth and Children's Pastors.

Carl and Sarah met each other at Bethany College of Scotts Valley, California and prior to their marriage in December of 1996, Pastor Carl graduated from Bethany College for his under-graduate work with a BA' in Church Leadership and with a Minor emphasis in Youth Ministry while Pastor Sarah graduated with a BA in Church Leadership and a Minor emphasis in Missions.    Carl and Sarah both recieved liscensing credentials in the Nor Cal/ Nevada District of the Assemblies of God in 1996 and in 1997, respectively.  They were both ordained together in 2006.   Carl also graduated from Rockbridge Seminary of Springfield, MO in 2009 with a Master of Ministry Leadership degree.  Sarah is currently pursuing a Teaching Credential through the Arkansas State Appel program and is teaching High School English at Osceola High School.

Carl and Sarah have four children: Hannah (17 years), Joshua (13 years), Timothy (8 years) and Caleb (8 Years) and they enjoy living here in Paragould, AR.  They also have two dogs and three cats.