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Teri and Lanis Lewis (Co-Pastor)

Lanis and Teri were married in 1976. They have three children, Andrea, Matt, and Morgan. Andrea and her husband, Eric Hersey, have two daughters, Ava and Emma. Matt and his wife, Jen, have two sons, Grady and Hudson. Morgan and her husband, Ben Hand, have a son, Miles, and a daughter, Eleanor. 

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 (Co-Pastor)

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

Terry received his Bachelors and Masters of Education degrees from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Prior to coming to First Assembly, Terry was bi-vocational. He worked in the public school system and in part time ministry, serving as Minister of Music, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor. Terry was ordained in the Church of God of Prophecy in 1982.

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. 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. They are excited to be a part of a church where everyone is “Loving God Together.”

Yariana and Phil Wortz (Children & Youth Pastor)

Phil and Yariana have four children, Jacob, Riana, Naomi, and Alysandra.

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 to begin ministry at First Assembly and serve 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.

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