Our Staff

Pastor Terry Drost & Becky Drost

Lead Pastor
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My name is Terry Drost and I am the Lead Pastor of Peckville Assembly of God. I want to personally welcome you to our website! I’m so glad you’re here!

My wife, Becky and I, along with our three children, Tyler, Dylan and Kyle have grown up in Peckville Assembly of God Church. We love northeastern Pennsylvania, especially this great Valley area. We sincerely have the desire to reach our community and beyond the valley!

To tell you a little about me, I’ve been in ministry since 1996 starting as a Youth Pastor while maintaining a full time job in the printing industry. In 2005, my wife and I were blessed to follow my Mom and Dad as lead pastors.

We began ministering at the 545 Keystone Avenue, Peckville campus, and before we knew it, we outgrew that church and found ourselves in need of a larger sanctuary. In 2008, our current facility was completed. We’re so excited about the opportunities the Lord has blessed us with!

Carolyn Drost

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My name is Carolyn Drost and I am the church receptionist. I was born and raised by a great Christian family in Montreal, Quebec. I met my husband Tyler while attending Northpoint Bible College. I have been working at PAG since September of 2014. Give me a call or drop by the office and I will be happy to assist you as best I can!

Tyler Drost

Tyler Drost

Associate Pastor
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I am the associate pastor at Peckville Assembly of God. I attended Northpoint Bible College where I met my wife Carolyn and received my bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. My wife and I returned to Pennsylvania where we feel God has called us to be ministers of the Gospel. I have a passion to see people touched and healed by the miracle working power of the Holy Spirit.

Kyle Drost Youth Pastor

Kyle Drost

Youth Pastor
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I am the youth minister here at Peckville Assembly, my wife Alyssa, our son Clayton, and I live in Northeast PA. We have served on the mission field in various ways including a full time assignment in North West Alaska. We have a passion to see young people radically changed by the power of God. The greatest hope for our world is a generation who’s in love with Jesus.

Nate & Nicole Rook

Thrive Kids Director

Nate & Nicole Rook serve at Thrive Kids, our ministry that loves on kids and families! Nate and Nicole Rook have been attending and serving at Peckville Assembly of God since 2012. Both attended Northpoint Bible College, where they met, and graduated in 2013 with their B/A in theology & biblical studies. In their spare time, Nate and Nicole love exploring new places and enjoy any time that is spent together!

Ron Richards

Ron Richards

Executive Administrator
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I was born and raised in Northeastern PA. I graduated  from the State University of NY with a B.S. in Fire Service Administration. Following my retirement from the Commonwealth in 2006 I founded Task Force 1, Inc., now one of the nation’s busiest emergency services training and consulting firms. I serve on the Board of Directors of EMS of Northeastern PA. My career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania spanned 27 years with two different state agencies within the public safety sector. Additionally I served as Fire Chief in three departments. I am now using that extensive administrative experience at PAG.

My wife Linda and I are the parents of two adult children and love spending time with our grand-kids!  In addition to my administrative duties at PAG, I also serve on the worship team and have been able to go on three missions trip to Central America.

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Nate Roche

Media Director
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My name is Nate Roche and I am the media director here at PAG. I was raised in the North Pocono area and have attended PAG for my whole life.

I started out volunteering in media two years ago and, along the way, I’ve learned many different facets of media ministry (audio, video, lighting, etc) and in January 2017 I had the privilege of coming on staff full time. I’m so excited to serve and be a part of the wonderful church family that I grew up around! I desire to utilize media to better equip those on their walk with Christ while also bringing the gospel message to those who haven’t heard; whether they’re in the sanctuary or tuning in virtually.

Winnie Patten

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Winnie holds Bachelor/ Master Degrees in Education from East Stroudsburg University where she was a leader of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and the University of Scranton. She also attended Chi- Alpa Ministry classes at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and has completed ministry courses from Berean School of the Bible. She was a classroom teacher for 35 years at Valley View School District where she also helped write curriculum, taught Teacher Development classes, served on community/ school committees , and at a PA state level participated in developing and evaluating PA State Writing Assessments ,and served on NEIU 19 PA State Writing Assessment teacher materials committee.

A life-long attender/ member of PAG , Winnie has served in and led ministries of Christian Education, Children’s Ministry, Youth/ Coffehouse Outreach, Choir, and Drama at PAG where she directed /taught Sunday School classes, Leadership Training classes and Vacation Bible Schools. She has served in Penn-Del District ministries of Youth Camps , Chi-Alpha Campus Ministry , Singles Ministries , and Christian Education as counselor, and workshop leader. She began and led NEPA Crossfire Singles Ministries from 1985-1989. She has worked with Family Festival Ministries in conducting leadership seminars, children’s evangelistic services, and writing/ editing children’s ministry materials. In Fall 2009, after retiring from 35 years of teaching at Valley View School District, she began and was administrator/ teacher of Vision School of Ministry at PAG . She has done substitute / part-time teaching at The Geneva School, Summit Christian Academy and Scranton Christian Academy.

Currently, Winnie volunteers as receptionist / grant writer at PAG . She also teaches Core Classes and Berean School of the Bible courses, writes and directs drama productions, leads a small group, and helps in special events .

She lives with her sister, Sue, and dog, Buster, in Peckville.