Our Mission

Columbia First Assembly ministers to central Columbia and beyond. 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

Tracy Cook
Tracy CookLead Pastor
Pastor Tracy is a Columbia native, having grown up here at Columbia First Assembly, and is a 1983 Hickman High School graduate. After graduating, Pastor Tracy attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. He served eleven years as a youth pastor in Indiana and Kansas City, MO and four years as an associate pastor. He became Columbia First Assembly’s Senior Pastor in 2002. His wife Joy is an Omaha, Nebraska, native and is a music teacher by trade. Pastor Tracy and Joy have two grown children, Hannah and Abbie.
Joseph Lanham
Joseph LanhamAssociate & Next Gen Pastor
Pastor Joseph graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Psychology in 2006, and spent several years on staff with Mizzou Chi Alpha before accepting a position at CFA. He now serves as Associate Pastor & Next Gen Pastor, overseeing our kids, youth, and family ministries. His wife is a stay at home mom, taking care of their kids and oversees CFA’s nursery.
Kathryn Melton
Kathryn MeltonYouth Pastor & Office Administrator
Pastor Kathryn is a Colorado native who came to the University of Missouri in 2010 and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. After graduation, she spent 5 years interning and then on staff with Mizzou Chi Alpha before stepping into the role of Office Administrator at CFA. She now serves as CFA’s Youth Pastor. Her desire is that students would come to know Jesus, be transformed by their faith, and be able to share Him with their classmates, families, and the world around them. Her husband, Kyle, serves on CFA’s board and works in the NOMOAG District Office.