Co-Lead Pastor

Carl Friedel

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Pastors Carl and Sarah Friedel have been serving as the Pastors of P1AG since December of 2015. The Friedel's came to P1AG from the mission field in Tijuana, Mexico where they served at RDSN (Rancho de Sus Ninos) for a year and a half in various capacities, but primarily as Teachers in the bilingual School of Ministry and as Short-Term Missions Coordinators promoting and bringing teams mainly from the US and Canada to serve in Mexico.

Prior to their time in Mexico they served as the Lead Pastors of a Church on the Monterey Peninsula of Northern California in a little town called Pacific Grove (PG) for nine years. Before Pastoring in PG they served on staff as Associate Pastors of 4 differnet churches in Northern Califorina primarily working as Youth and Children's Pastors.

Carl and Sarah met each other at Bethany College of Scotts Valley, California and prior to getting married in December of 1996, Pastor Carl  graduated from Rockbridge Seminary of Springfield, MO in 2009 with a Master of Ministry Leadership degree. He graduated from Bethany College for his under-graduate work with a BA' in Church Leadership and with a Minor emphasis in Youth Ministry.  Carl recieved liscensing credentials in the Nor Cal/ Nevada District of the Assemblies of God in 1996 and was ordained n 2006.  

Carl and Sarah have four children: Hannah (16 years), Joshua (12 years), Timothy (7 years) and Caleb (6 Years).  They also have two dogs a German Shepherd named Hula and a Cairn Terrier named Chloe, and two cats Cozy and Starbucks,  They really enjoy their new lives as a family living here in Paragould, AR.