• Paul & Sara Rose


    Pastor Paul joined us on July 1, 2018, and serves as our lead pastor.  He is a graduate of Trinity Bible College with a BA in Biblical studies and minor in counseling.  He is a licensed minister of the Assemblies of God.  Prior to joining Bemidji First Assembly of God, he served as a campus minister in Hesperia, CA for 8 years and has been in church ministry all of his life.  His passion is to help people find hope in Christ and reach their full potential in Him.  Pastor Paul married his best friend, Sara, in December 2005, and they have 4 beautiful children:  Gavin, Avari, Jonah and Emily.


  • Laurie Long

    Laurie and her husband, Jim, live in Puposky with their 2 basset hounds, cows, goose, guineas and chickens. They have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren, who they love to spend time with. Laurie has worked for the church for 20 years.

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  • DeWayne Kvande

    Worship Leader
    DeWayne grew up here in Bemidji. He and his family attended First Assembly where he developed his incredible talent to lead others in worship. Dewayne went to North Central University to study music arts. Dewayne is a gifted musician with an infectious sense of humor.

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  • Sara Wille

    Children's Ministry Director
    Sara and her husband, Todd grew up in the Bemidji area and have been involved in children's ministries at First Assembly for 18 years. They have 2 adult children, Stephanie and Michael.

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