Staff

  • Clarence St. John

    Interim Pastor
    Clarence St. John served Minnesota as the district superintendent for many years, recently retiring.  Previously, he and his wife, Vickie, planted and pastored the church in Hibbing, MN.  Pastor St. John has a great love for people and a heart for the lost.

  • Laurie Long

    Administrator
    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.

    Contact Laurie: laurie@bemidjiag.org

  • 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.

    Contact DeWayne: dkvande@bemidjiag.org

  • 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.

    Contact Sara: sara@bemidjiag.org