Pastor Donald Carson

Senior Pastor, Donald Carson began ministering at the First Church of God in Saint James, MO on September 1, 1996 as Youth/Associate Pastor.  In January 2009 Pastor Carson began serving as Senior Pastor.  He and his wife of 27 years, Lynette, have three children; Emmily, Aaron, and Lyndon. Emmily and husband Heath Stegall live in Lee's Summit, Aaron is a Senior at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and Lyndon is in Middle School.  Pastor Don and wife Lynette both grew up in Doniphan, MO.

Pastor Carson began full time ministry in June of 1991 in Portageville, M0 after completing his degree in Christian Education from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. in 1988.

Pastor Don enjoys the outdoors.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Pastor Don describes his focus in ministry as being "A Pastor is to shepherd God's people who have been placed in his care and to equip them for ministry to a world that is in need of Christ's love and grace."

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