Our Mission

Columbia First Assembly ministers to Columbia and Mid-Missouri. Through maintaining a strong devotion to our roots, a passion for local and foreign missions, and a desire to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere, we are enjoying a new season of life. We are blessed to have a variety of diverse ministries dedicated to service and to building a community of faith.

What We Believe

We follow the 16 tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. The list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click the link below to see the complete original statement with scriptures.

Statement of Fundamental Truths

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, and youth pastors.

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 have been selected to 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.