Dr. David Bittinger and his wife, Liz were installed as Lead Pastor of Montgomery Assembly of God in October 2010. They come to us after 28 years of successful ministry in Kent, OH. Pastor Dave earned his doctorate degree in Ministry in Organizational Leadership from the Assembly of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO, and a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. His ordination is with the Ohio District of the Assemblies of God.
Community involvement is very important to Pastor Dave. He served for 11 years as Police Chaplain for the Kent Police Department and chaplain for the high school football team. He has been an active member of many civic organizations.ssembly of God.
As a gifted public speaker and vocalist, he has been an emcee, soloist, and spokesman for many events ranging from Christian TV talk show host for 10 years, Memorial Day ceremony—soloist, and Ohio House of Representative invocation presenter.
His wife, Liz is a licensed clinical counselor with the state of Ohio and previously ran her own private practice. She has been a frequent speaker for women and girl’s events. Liz is fluent in Spanish language having been raised in Mexico as a daughter of a missionary.
They have three adult children who live in various parts of the country and have three grandsons.
Pastor Dave & Liz Bittinger’s greatest desire is RELATIONSHIP: CONNECTING WITH GOD AND PEOPLE!
Pastor Courtnell has been with Montgomery since 1999 and is currently the chairman of the board for FOCAS Ministries. His desire is, “to see the church grow and people’s lives get to the place God would have them to be to bring them to their full potential in the Lord”. He has a degree in theology and has worked in various positions since 1998 including elementary school teaching for three years, but has been active in full-time ministry since 1973. His extensive experience coupled with his manifold gifts in missions, evangelism, exhorting and encouraging, makes Pastor Courtnell an ideal associate pastor.
Pastor Courtnell has been married to his sweetheart, Ann Marie, since 1974 and has been blessed with four adult children and one grandchild. They are natives of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, but have lived in America since 1978. In his down time, Pastor Courtnell enjoys bowling and watching game shows.
Our Children’s Ministry exists to allow the children to know God’s amazing love for them today and their entire lives. We strive to meet this objective by bringing the children into age-appropriate WORSHIP where they can belong to the family of God, GROW in their relationships with friends and Christ, learn to SERVE, and then go SHARE Christ in the world. It’s been exciting to watch these kids practice what they are learning and to watch them grow spiritually. We use a combination of games, intersting stories to act out, fun-filled songs to capture the kids attention while also showing them that living for God is the best life! We have fun in the church as well as outside the church. We believe God wants to do a work in the heart of our children.
Susan is the mother of three kids – Laura 11, Audrey 8, Benjamin 5, and wife to one: Charlie. She has a BA in Music Education with a minor in Bible, teaches private piano lessens, and has been an active Bible-believing Christian since age 13.
My name is Riki Patel. I’m Indian on the outside but total American on the inside. I graduated from Evangel University. Huge sports fanatic! If playing sport video games is your thing we’ll get along great!
Musician extraordinary and gifted by the Holy Spirit to lead worship and praise of God and His son Jesus, Rod consistently brings people into the presence of God through his music and worship leadership.
Montgomery Assembly of God is dedicated to discipling Christians and performs that function through Sunday and Wednesday evening Services, Sunday School, special seminars, and small groups. Leadership of discipleship through various education forums is provided by Hal Carter, an emeritus professor and retired Air Force officer. He has a deep passion for coordinating within MAG the enhancement of each person’s Jesus-centered and Holy Spirit-led worldview.
Paul manages the use, planning, maintenance and operations of all physical assets of the church including facilities and vehicles. In addition, he leads all facilities and vehicle upgrade projects which included (in 2013) carpet replacement of the entire 800+ person sanctuary, staff offices, and adjacent support areas, installation of campus-wide camera security system, and renovation of landscape and parking areas.