We are a friendly group. Our Pastors have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them the ability to lead, to inspire and to care for the needy without condescension or hidden agendas.
With over 50 years of volunteer experience among them, our Pastors provide First Assembly of God with the inspiration and direction to keep it going and growing.
Richard and Karen Cleghorn
Richard and Karen started their ministry together before they were married. As Bible college students they traveled with other couples. Karen would play the piano and sing and Richard would preach. In 1972, Karen and Richard were married in the sanctuary of the First Assembly of God in Jacksboro. Karen was born in Jacksboro and graduated from high school here. Her Mother still attends the First Assembly of God. After 38 years of ministry, God directed Richard and Karen to accept the position of Senior Pastors at First Assembly. Having witnessed the presence and power of God in their lives, to heal and restore broken people, they now are excited and anticipating that the people of Jack County will experience this same presence in their lives. Pastor and Karen want to make Jacksboro a better place to live and worship. They love meeting new faces and have a particular affinity for young believers to see them become mature christians.
Christian and Bonnie Cleghorn
Christian and Bonnie have been ministering together for over 10 years in a variety of ministry positions. They are currently continuing their education to enhance their calling; with Christian working towards a Doctorate degree, while Bonnie is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. They strongly believe in the importance of family, and strive to offer a balanced lifestyle filled with love for their six children.
The verse that describes their calling/passion is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
They have confidence in the power of God to transform lives and in His ability to restore relationships. Both, Christian and Bonnie, were comforted by God during a very difficult part of their married life. It was through God working in them as they applied the Word of God to their lives in a practical form, that they found hope and healing. Therefore, it is their desire to pour into the lives of those who are hurting; equipping them with a clear understanding of the Word of God in such a way that motivates and challenges them to draw closer in their relationship with God.
First Assembly of God
321 N. Second St.
P.O. Box 932
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: (940) 488-9080
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Currently our service times are:
Sunday Mornings - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evenings - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evenings - Temporarily Suspended