Pastors & Staff

Teri and Lanis Lewis 


Lanis and Teri were married in 1976. They have three children, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws & nine grandchildren.

Lanis graduated from Bible Training Institute, completed Tomlinson College Continuing Education Classes and attended the Church of God School of Theology in Cleveland, Tennessee. Lanis was ordained as a Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy in 1986. In 2005 he was ordained with the Assemblies of God. Lanis & Teri entered into the ministry in 1977. He has served as State Youth Director & State Evangelist for Illinois, pastored churches in St. Mary’s, Macon and Douglasville, Georgia and served as the State Superintendent for the Churches of God of Prophecy in Georgia for eight years prior to coming to First Assembly.

In September of 2000, Lanis was led to First Assembly to serve as Co-pastor with Terry Bonds. Around 1996, Lanis and Teri met Terry and Joy Bonds according to the Divine ordering of the Lord. God supernaturally led them into a 2 x 2 Ministry. Pastor Lanis and Teri rejoice in the fact that since the beginning of their ministry until now, they understand that “God’s Love will never lead us to a place He cannot care for us.” It is indeed a joy to continue “Loving God Together.” 

Joy and Terry Bonds


Terry and Joy were married in 1978. They have two sons.

Terry received his Bachelors and Masters of Education degrees from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Prior to coming to First Assembly, Terry had served as Minister of Music, Associate Pastor& Senior Pastor in the Church of God of Prophecy.

In 1994 Terry came to First Assembly of God to serve as Associate/Music Pastor. He served in this capacity until September of 2000 when he became Co-Pastor with Lanis Lewis. He was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 2002.  He was previously ordained in the Church of God of Prophecy.  Around 1996, Terry and Joy met Lanis and Teri Lewis according to the Divine ordering of the Lord. God supernaturally led them into a 2 x 2 Ministry. Terry and Joy consider it an honor that God has led them to serve such an amazing church that loves the Lord and loves people. 

Yariana and Phil Wortz

Children & Youth Pastor

Phil and Yariana have five children.

Phil has a B. S. degree in Mass Communication from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. While pursuing his education there, he performed in plays and traveled with theater teams throughout the year. He has also worked in Advertising, Benefits and as a Baker for Publix. Yariana is a gifted cake decorator and is passionate about singing and photography.

The Wortz’s have served in Children and Youth ministries for the past 10 years. Their ministry primarily consisted of positions in Colorado and Florida. They also served as Associate Pastors in McDonough, GA.

Phil and Yariana are excited future of Family Ministries at First Assembly and serving Lincoln and surrounding counties. They would like to take this opportunity to invite any youth and their families to join us on Sunday or Wednesday night for our services. 

Anne Huff

Church Secretary / Treasurer