As lead pastor of Faith Assembly of God, I have a passion to teach and preach the Word of God and to see the congregation experience the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is foundational for the life and ministries of Faith Assembly of God, for it is not by might, nor by power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit that we operate.
We believe God has called us to be a multi-ethnic congregation, with people from the nations of world gathered together to worship God. The two greatest commandments – loving God and one another – unite us together! These commandments govern life in our community of Faith. We are walking in the midst of a miracle, as God has supernaturally opened doors and provided finances to relocate Faith Assembly to a new campus on Route 9, Poughkeepsie, New York.
God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, Joyce, who works together with me in ministry, and two adult children. I am so very proud of our son, Ryan, together with our daughter-in-law, Jodi, and our daughter, Melissa.
Pastor Lou oversees the expanding media needs of Faith Assembly. A retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, Pastor Lou has 25 years of experience in the aviation and broadcast television fields. Aside from his responsibilities in media, he also administers the church computer network, coordinates the construction mission trips for Faith Assembly, and leads worship. Pastor Lou and his wife, Marie, have two grown children, Alycia and Emilio, and a daughter-in-law, Megan.
Pastor Kreg oversees the worship, music, and drama ministries of Faith Assembly. He leads worship and coordinates our worship musicians, directs our Sanctuary Choir and Men’s Chorus, and directs and conducts our Easter and Christmas dramatic presentations. Pastor Kreg holds his Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music with majors in Voice Performance and Music Education, and his Master of Music from Syracuse University in Voice Performance. Pastor Kreg and his wife, Barbara, have been blessed with two grown children, Emily and Christopher, their spouses, and two grand-children.
Pastor of Discipleship Ministries Email Pastor John Pastor John is originally from Montreal, Canada and is a graduate of the class of 1994 from Zion Bible Institute An ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, John has a deep passion for discipling and mentoring people in their relationship with Christ. He has been in full-time ministry for over eighteen years and brings with him a well-rounded scope of ministry experience from serving as children's and youth pastor, serving on the New York District presbytery, and recently serving as lead pastor for the past eleven years in Hudson, NY. Coming to us in the fall of 2010, he and his wife, Joanna have four children, Sarah, Natalie, Johnny, Nathan.
Pastor Nalam (Bobby) is originally from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a graduate of Central Mission Bible College, class of 1987. There, he was heavily involved in Evangelistic Street and Tent Ministry, throughout the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Pastor Nalam (Bobby) and his family started attending Faith Assembly of God in 1993, and found a home here; which then led him to volunteer his time with the Royal Rangers Ministry. Now, a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, Pastor Nalam (Bobby) has a profound call in his heart for training young men and women in their relationship with Christ. He is currently working on obtaining his ordained minister license. Pastor Nalam (Bobby) and his wife, Maltee, have two grown children, Anastasia and Brandon.
Pastor Sam Edwards was born and raised in a Christian home in the Poughkeepsie, NY area and attended FCA through the 8th grade. At a young age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and soon realized his love and passion for youth ministry. Pastor Sam founded "Generation Now" Youth Ministry in 2006 which he led until 2016. He completed courses through Hillsong Bible College and is currently working on becoming an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Sam and his wife, Jaime, live in Hopewell Junction and are expecting their first child this May.
Pastor David began his ministry in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he worked for several years prior to moving to Poughkeepsie. He has experience in overseeing ministries that include children from birth through fifth grade, leading a summer camp program for elementary children, and, for the year before moving to Faith, he also led biweekly Bible studies for children ages three through six. His goals for the faithkids are to educate them in the Word of God, encourage them to follow their God-given gifts, and empower them as the Holy Spirit leads them.
Pastor Ron Conti has been an ordained minister since 1967. He has had the privilege of pastoring churches across New York state for 44 years. His ministry has allowed him to work with youth, minister in seminars and go on 6 mission trips, including one to Israel. He is a graduate of Zion Bible Institute, class of 1967. Pastor Ron is the pastor of visitation, and is also invlolved with the discipleship and mentoring program here at Faith. He has a love for the body of Christ and is grateful for the mission and opportunity God has given him. He is married to Terry, and is encouraged by the blessing she is in his life as they work together as a team serving the Lord.