Who We Are
We believe every person needs a worship connection. Corporate times of worship held
Sundays at 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Spanish 6 p.m.
We believe that every person needs a small group connection. Growing in one’s relationship with God & others is best facilitated in such a setting.
We believe that every person needs a ministry connection. God desires for each one of us to have a ministry in the church and a mission in the world. We are committed to helping you discover both.
Our Core Beliefs
As an Assemblies of God church we adhere to the Sixteen Fundamental Truths.
Faith Assembly is affiliated with a network of churches known as the Assemblies of God. There are over 3 million people who worship in 12,500 U.S. congregations and over 64 million adherents worldwide who are a part of this growing church family.
What To Expect
When you visit one of our Sunday services you will discover…
- Friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere.
- Uplifting music led by a great worship team.
- Prayer for needs.
- Biblical teaching that is practical and applicable.
- Above all, a desire to see people encounter God’s presence and connect with His purpose for their lives!
Steve Adamson has served as pastor since 1993. During his tenure the church has experienced significant growth leading to the construction of new worship facilities. He prepared for ministry at Central Bible College (now Evangel University) & the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO. He has served his denomination and community on several boards and committees. Prior to his ministry in LaSalle-Peru he was a staff pastor at Calvary Temple, Springfield, IL & pastor of Calvary Church, Carthage, IL. He and his wife, Rhonda have two grown children & four grandchildren.
Assistant Pastor (Administration / Children)
John Kelley has served on staff since 2009. He is a graduate of Baker College, Flint, MI with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & prepared for ministry through Global University. His ministry focus is Faith Kids & Administration. Prior to his ministry at Faith Assembly he served on staff for five years in Highland, Arkansas. He and his wife, Rachel have three children.
Assistant Pastor (Youth / Young Adults)
Brenden McDonald joined the staff in 2017. He is a graduate of Evangel University, Springfield, MO with a degree in Church Leadership. He also attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Raised in a pastor’s home, he is a third generation Assemblies of God minister. He is married to Taylor, also a graduate of Evangel University, who has a heart for ministry.
Assistant Pastor (Seniors / Visitation)
Oscar Shepherd has served on staff since 2015 & has nearly fifty years of ministry experience. He is a graduate of Mount Vernon Bible College. An ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, he has served on several boards & committees including his church’s National Board of Directors. Before his ministry at Faith Assembly, he served congregations in Iowa & Illinois, including twenty-five years in LaSalle. He and his wife, Barb have two grown children, five grandchildren & two great-grandchildren.
Rhonda Adamson has served as Administrative Assistant since 2009. She attended Tulsa Community College & Evangel University, Springfield, MO. She has served the church in many capacities since 1993. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Abigail Women’s Clinic Mendota, IL. She and her husband, Steve have two grown children & four grandchildren.