October 2018   

Rev. David and Sue Wade

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Rev. David Wade is pastor of the Family Worship Center. Originally from Sullivan, Indiana, he married his wife, Sue, in 1973. They have been blessed with two children, Melissa McKinnies and Nate, and two granddaughters, Morgan and Zoe.

The Wades were active in youth ministries and served as assistant pastor while at the First Pentecostal Church in Dunkirk, Indiana from 1980 to 1985. Pastor Wade was elected sectional youth director of the Indiana District United Pentecostal Church, a position he held from 1982 to 1990. His duties as sectional youth director included organizing youth camps, sectional youth activities, and fundraising for Sheaves for Christ. He was elected Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Portland in 1985. In 1992, Pastor Wade was given the opportunity to serve as sectional Home Missions Director. In this position, he promoted the raising of funds within the section to help build Apostolic churches.

Under his pastorship, the United Pentecostal Church grew and the need for a bigger facility became apparent. Pastor Wade led the way in building an addition to the existing structure which included a 375 seat sanctuary, foyer, office, nursery, classrooms, prayer rooms, and restrooms. The new building was ready for the first service on April 26, 1998. In 2001, the old sanctuary was remodeled into the current fellowship area. A building next to the church was purchased and has been converted into a Youth House. In 2003, the church name was changed from the United Pentecostal Church to the Family Worship Center. The city of Portland and the Family Worship Center have truly been blessed by the leadership of the Wades throughout the past years and look forward to continued revival in the future.

Associate Pastors

Rev. Ron and Sharese Willis

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Rev. Ron Willis is the assistant pastor of the Family Worship Center.  His hometown is Effingham, IL and he attended the First Apostolic Church in Mattoon, IL.  He and his wife, Sharese, were married in 1996 and are the proud parents of two sons, Tristen and Dallas.

The Willis’ pastored the First United Pentecostal Church of Casey, IL for over nine years.  Ron began his  ministry nearly 30 years ago and has been a licensed minister of the United Pentecostal Church International for the past 23 years.  In 2005, the family felt directed to move to Albany, IN to be part of the ministry team of  the Family Worship Center.  In 2009, Ron graduated with honors from Indiana Business College with an Associate degree in Business Information Technology.  He is currently employed with the Jay County Hospital Information Systems team as an Interface Analyst.  The Willis’ are actively involved in various avenues of ministries at the Family Worship Center and are happy to be part of such a great church family.

Sunday School Directors

Mike and Shawn Casto

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Mike and Shawn Casto lead in Sunday School Ministries and Wednesday Night Children Service. Sunday School starts at 9:45 am and Wednesday Night Children's Church begins at 7:30 pm.