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LEAD PASTORS

Greg and Di Ann Perkins

Greg and Di Ann Perkins became Lead Pastors at First Family Church in February of 2015. Before arriving at Lake of the Ozarks, the Perkins’ spent nearly 25 years in church ministry as lead pastors in Marshfield, MO, and Derby, KS—and most recently, as Executive Pastor at Eastside Community Church in Wichita, KS.

Greg also spent 6 years actively ministering in the Marketplace as a corporate sales representative for two Fortune 500 companies. Ministry to the community (both business and civic) has been a priority in each position of leadership, serving 23+ years in local Rotary Clubs, as well as 8+ years as a chaplain with police departments in Derby and Andover, Kansas. He currently serves as Director of Chaplains for the Osage Beach Police Department.

Di Ann was raised in Hannibal, Missouri and attended North Central Bible College (now University) where she met Greg. In addition to ministering along side her husband, being a homemaker, and raising two active boys, she has also worked outside the home as an executive secretary in real estate, banking, Christian higher education, and international missions.

Di Ann is passionate about helping and encouraging women to grow and develop both spiritually and professionally. She is an active intercessor and has led numerous studies on the subject of spiritual warfare, prayer, and intercession.

The Perkins’ have two sons: Brad (29) who serves as Senior Strategist for RedSeam Creative in Dallas, TX and Alex (23) who is completing his degree in Tuba Performance at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS this fall.

Greg is the author of a devotional book called “Moments of Destiny” and now writes a weekly devotional blog by the same name (www.MomentsOfDestiny.com). He is currently working on a series of book projects to be released next year.

CHILDREN’S

MINISTRIES

PASTORS

Charlie and Renae Weddle

KidzLife is currently being served by a team of volunteers.  Please pray for us as we seek God to provide permanent leadership to this vital area of ministry.

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STUDENT

MINISTRIES

PASTORS

Rob and Kasey Prather

Pastor Rob and Kasey Prather joined the First Family staff as Student Ministry Pastors in June of 2016.

Rob & Kasey come to us from Springfield, MO where they have been attending and volunteering in Student Ministry and Worship at New Life Church for the past year.  Prior to serving there and working as a trainer for the Springfield Public Schools transportation system, they served as youth pastors at Springfield Faith Assembly and as an unpaid assistant youth pastor at Strafford Assembly.

Wherever they have attended church or served as part of a ministry team, Pastor Rob has also served on the worship team playing various instruments or leading worship.  Kasey has also been very active in children’s and student ministry as well.

Pastor Rob attended Central Bible College from 2008 to 2011 as well as the Southern Missouri School of Ministry.  He is currently pursuing ministry credentials with the Assemblies of God.

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CHURCH

ADMINISTRATIVE

ASSISTANT

Malory Ensinia

Malory (Stone) Ensinia recently joined the staff as First Family’s administrative assistant.

Malory has been part of the church for ten years, and during that time she has served in children’s and student ministries, media, and the worship team. She currently serves as leader of the Adopt-A-Block ministry and as an adult leader in student ministry along with her husband Joseph.

Malory’s passion is for everyone to experience a personal relationship with Jesus and to fully understand that a life with Jesus is the best life! She strives to live a life that displays the love of Christ to everyone she encounters. She enjoys coffee at any time of the day, spending time with family and friends, and road trips.  She married the love of her life, Joseph Ensinia in October of 2015. Their immediate plans are to both begin working toward a degree in ministry this Fall.

“I am excited to be a part of this team,” says Malory.  “I’m honored that God has given me the opportunity to learn and grow with an amazing staff and church body.”