Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome you to learn about who we are as a church family and the direction God is leading us. Whether you have made a commitment to follow Jesus or not, we desire to be a church where people are loved and accepted as they are. But to love you enough to point you to Jesus to help you grow in life and draw closer to Him.
Our goal is to walk through life together encouraging and challenging one another to grow in our faith.
Pastor Brad Dittmer
Pastor Brad began at Centerville Assembly of God on February 1, 2004, as Youth Pastor of what became Xplosion Youth Ministries. He and Sarah previously served at Berean Assembly in Des Moines as volunteer youth leaders. In March of 2010, Pastor Brad became the Lead Pastor. The Lord has blessed the Dittmers and increased their numbers. When they arrived in 2004, they only had four children. They now have 10 children: Alesha (Jesse), Emily (Caleb), Caleb, Anna, Philip, Olivia, Xavier, Ella, Izabella, and Esther. They have even made it to grandparents with two.
Pastor Brad serves on various boards and advisory councils in our community. He is intentional about being part of the community and encouraging the church family to be engaged with the community as well.
He has served as President and Vice President of the Ministerial Alliance in Appanoose County. He has served on the Everystep Advisory Board in Centerville and as Vice President of the state-wide NICHE (Homeschool Iowa) Board. He has also served on the Economic Vitality Committee for Main Street Iowa in Centerville, as well as others.
Pastor Shawn and Ashley Buckallew have been at Centerville Assembly for several years. With the coming of their first child they dove into church with both feet. They have 5 children; Ezra, Emerson, Emsley, Elijah, Elaric.
They have helped with the youth for years, now being part-time staff at the church as our Youth Director. Shawn is seeking credentials having an obvious call to ministry. Ashley is our Sunday Morning Kids coordinator which entails helping organize the kids area, scheduling and helping with the workers to make sure they have what they need.
Sunday Morning Kids Coordinator
Ashley Buckallew has stepped up and in to help out with the administrative and teaching side of what happens for our children. Having five children of their own keeps them close to the ministry but Ashley has stepped in to help keep things rolling and organized.