Pastor Bruce and Merrilee Swanson
Pastor Bruce and Merrilee came to us in 2009 with over 20 years of pastoral experience in Oregon. They have two married children and two grand-daughters. Pastor Bruce and Merrilee have a passion for the local church, the community and most of all for Jesus Christ.
Pastor Bruce is currently the president of the Montesano Ministerial Association and the Area Leader (Presbyter) for the Coastal Area of the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. He loves to play golf and his favorite authors are Max Lucado and Louis La’Amour.
Merrilee is an ordained Assemblies of God minister along with being a gifted doer. She loves to plan events and entertain guests at home and at the church. She is also a talented vocalist, an excellent worship leader, and a skilled seamstress. Merrilee is on the Women’s Ministries leadership team for the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.
Current Deacons (left to right): Keith Gerard, John Gerchak, Crystal Parson, Jim Coker
The deacons at Montesano Assembly of God are elected to serve three year terms. The deacons act as the corporate board of the church with the lead pastor as chairman. Each deacon typically has several ministries they serve, including campus maintenance, technology, music, outreach, and more.