Paul McDonald

Interim Lead Pastor

Paul McDonald is currently serving as the interim pastor at First Assembly Church.  He and his wife, Cindy, live in Columbia, MO where Paul also serves as the Business Administrator and Treasurer for the Northern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God.  He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


During more than 30 years of ministry. Paul and Cindy have served churches in Missouri, Iowa, and Alaska where he pastored the largest Assemblies of God church in the city of Fairbanks.


In his role with the Northern Missouri District, Paul has been asked to serve as Interim Pastor in five churches in the District while also serving as Boone Hospital chaplain in Columbia, MO.  In his spare time, Paul is working on his doctoral degree at Evangel University in Springfield, MO.


The McDonalds have two children. Their daughter, Melia, is the Children’s Pastor at Evangel Temple Christian Center in Springfield, MO. Her husband, Isaiah, is also on staff at ET as Associate Pastor of Teaching and Spiritual Formation.  Their son, Brenden, and his wife, Taylor, are the youth pastors at Faith Assembly of God in Peru, IL.  Paul and Cindy are Papa and Nana to four-year-old Tobiah Daniel Jesch, and six-month-old Julia Gail Jesch.


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