Former Lead Pastors

Carl and Sarah Friedel

Pastor Carl and Pastor Sarah Friedel have been serving as the Pastors of P1AG since December of 2015. The Friedel's came to P1AG from the west coast (Northern California/ BC, Mexico) where they spent almost two decades as Lead Pastors, Youth/ Children's Pastors and Missionaries. The Friedel's announced In July that they have accepted a call to go and pastor Berean Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Oregon.  Their familes last Sunday as the pastors of P1AG is August 2.   

The Pastorsal Search team is compiling information from church surveys in order to present a profile for the church and its needs in a Pastor.  Candidates wishing to submit their resume for the postion of Pastor may do so at PastoralSearch@p1ag.org.


Carl and Sarah met each other at Bethany University of Scotts Valley, California and prior to getting married in December of 1996, Carl graduated from Bethany College for his under-graduate work with a BA in Church Leadership and a Minor emphasis in Youth Ministry while Sarah graduated with a BA in Church Leadership and a Minor emphasis in Missions.    Carl and Sarah both recieved liscensing credentials initially in the Nor Cal/ Nevada District of the Assemblies of God in 1996 and in 1997, respectively.  They were both ordained there together in 2006, and they hold credentials now with the Arkansas District of the Assemblies of God.   Carl also graduated from Rockbridge Seminary of Springfield, MO in 2009 with a MA of Ministry Leadership degree.  Sarah has recently completed the Arkansas APPEL credentialing program for education and has received her Teaching Credential through the state.   She was a High School English teacher and Tennis Coach at Paragould High School.

Carl and Sarah have four children: Hannah, Joshua, Timothy and Caleb  and they loved living here in Paragould, AR.