CFA Staff

Tom Ragsdell
Tom RagsdellLead Pastor
Pastor Tom and Jeni were elected to serve as Lead Pastors at Columbia First Assembly in August 2023. Tom and Jeni have previously served as church planters, missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine, youth pastors, and in Christian education.

Richard Sullivan
Richard SullivanLegacy & Care Pastor
Pastor Richard and Kellie Sullivan, currently owner/operators of Bluegrass Terrace and Pastor at Summit First Assembly in Holts Summit, serve at Columbia First Assembly as the Legacy & Care Pastor.
Kathryn Melton
Kathryn MeltonYouth Pastor
Pastor Kathryn and Kyle Melton have attended CFA Church since graduating from Mizzou and participating in Chi Alpha.

Kyle also serves as the church bookkeeper and member of the worship team.

George Varghese
George VargheseTeaching Pastor
Pastor George and Joy have attended CFA Church for many years helping with teaching and preaching as well as serving where needed. They served for 15 years as lead pastors and 18 years in various pastoral staff roles at a variety of churches in the midwest.