Meet Our Leadership

Whether you are a member or a visitor, our staff is here to answer your questions, provide guidance or praise the Lord along with you.

Each of our staff members will share their brotherly love and Christian desire to do God's work with you.

Gary and Peggy Smith

Pastors Gary and Peggy Smith

When you join us at Paragould Church of God, you will be welcomed into a loving church family. We know that we are not perfect, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are striving to be more like Jesus every day. We are dedicated to reaching out to the hurting in our community and our world, to help them find hope, help, and healing through Jesus Christ. Paragould Church of God is a place where everyone in your family—from the youngest to the oldest—can grow spiritually.

Michael and Staci Brown

Michael & Staci Brown, Youth Pastors & Drama Ministries

We are Michael and Staci Brown and we are currently involved in youth and drama ministry at PCOG. We are so excited about what God is doing not only in those areas of ministry but in the church as a whole.

We are growing in number but also striving to grow in the things of God and be a church of unity and love.

Our greatest desire for the youth and drama is to touch the hearts of people so that they may come to know Christ in a personal way.

The youth group assistant leaders are Kody & Megan Friar.

Donnie Law

Donnie Law, Worship Leader

Donnie Law is currently serving as our worship leader. He has served in this position for 8 years.

Donnie's mission is to help create an atmosphere where the Spirit of God can move among the people in a mighty way. He encourages the church to give their attention to God. Worship is used to bring honor to God, to whom honor is due to prepare the way for Him to move in and on behalf of the people as He desires.

Kelly G

Kelly Gassaway, Men's President

Our goal is to be a group of Christian men who are friends who work to build Paragould Church of God inwardly with prayer, support, and physical service. Secondly, to reach our community through prayer, outreach, and as examples of quality Christian men, who love God and their community.

Donetta Bass

Donetta Bass, KIDS Church

K.I.D.S. (Kids in Divine Service) Church is designed for children ages six through twelve. Each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., we have a fast-paced, kid-friendly service with snacks, music, games, prizes, a Bible lesson and much more. Children love the “KIDS Church Store, " where they get to spend tickets they've earned for things like attendance, good behavior, bringing a Bible, leading the singing, and scripture memorization! While making sure the children have a good time is important, our main goal is for each child to accept Christ as his or her personal Savior and to then grow in that relationship.

Mrs. Donetta has a wonderful teaching assistant, Miss Veronica Barnes.

Debbie Fisher

Debbie Fisher, Children's Church Leader

My name is Debbie Fisher and I am currently teaching in the preschool ministry at Paragould Church of God. Our greatest desire is to help build a solid foundation in spiritual development of our children by teaching them how much Jesus loves them and that he desires to have a personal relationship with them through prayer, the Bible, and worship.