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Johnny Helton

Senior Pastor

Johnny Helton has served as Lead Pastor at Morningside Assembly of God since 2008. Johnny and Angie have two children: Tori and her husband, Aaron, are music teachers in Springfield Missouri; Tyler is a student at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

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Bill Davis

Executive Pastor

Bill Davis has served as Music and Worship Arts Pastor at Morningside Assembly of God since fall of 2002, and in interim positions since 2000. Bill and his wife, Cindy, have children who have entered the work-force, Nathan and Mikayla, and are navigating the season of empty nesting.

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Bryan Newswander

Administrative Pastor

Bryan Newswander has served on staff since 2013. He is a second-generation ordained Assemblies of God minister. He serves as Chief Financial Officer in addition to overseeing the administration, transportation and facility aspects of church ministry. Bryan is married to Sarah and they have four children.

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Josh Nelson

Young Adult Ministries Pastor

Josh served as Student Pastor at Morningside Assembly beginning in 2010. In June of 2015, Pastor Josh transitioned to Young Adults Ministry and currently serves MAG’s 18-28 age group. He and his beautiful wife Lindsey have been married since 2003 and have three beautiful children.

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Charity Silvis

Children's Ministries Pastor

Charity Silvis has served as Children’s Pastor at Morningside Assembly of God since 2014. She was raised in Sheboygan, WI, and was saved at the age of 12 at Spencer Lake Bible Camp.

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Tyler Sanchez

Student Ministries Pastor

Tyler Sanchez has been in full-time youth ministry since 2011 and joined the MAG team in June of 2015. He went to Evangel University where he met his beautiful wife, Alyseia. Tyler and Alyseia welcomed their first precious baby, Stella Anora, to their family in November 2015.

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Miguel Ybarra

Senior Adult Ministries Pastor

Miguel Ybarra has served as Pastoral Care Pastor of Morningside Assembly since September 2004. He and his wife Dora have 3 adult children, Steve, Elizabeth and Toni; they have 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Ben Miller

Worship Pastor

Ben Miller has served as Worship Pastor at Morningside Assembly of God since February of 2017. Ben and his wife Deserai have two young children who keep them very busy when they are not ministering.

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