Senior Pastor: Gary McConnell
We are pleased to share with your briefly about our Senior Pastor, Pastor Gary McConnell and his lovely wife Carol have been in the ministry since 1978 with a wide range of experience in various areas. He was the District Youth Director for the Southern Idaho District Assemblies of God, has sat on numerous ministry boards, taught Bible School classes and led other pastors in small groups. Pastor Gary and Carol have been in their present pastorate at Neighborhood Assembly since March 1992. Pastor Gary has a passion for ministry of God’s word to people, he has a true heart for children, youth and adults, desiring to see God’s Spirit at work in their lives, conforming them to the image of Christ. Pastor Gary and Carol have two children, Shane and Shanna. Shane along with his two sons, Tyler and Trevin live in Idaho. Shanna and her husband Todd, along with their two children, Tory and Dylan reside here in Eugene and attend our fellowship.
Associate Pastor: Stephen Bailey
Hello my name is Pastor Stephen, I have been serving on staff here at Neighborhood since March 2002 and am looking forward to serving and fulfilling God’s plan for me and my family for many more years here. It is my desire to see God’s people grow in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and become leaders of righteousness. I hope to encourage those that God would put in my life and help keep them faithful to His calling on their life as well.
I grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California where I learned my love for the outdoors and the simple life. As a young man I served my country as an Infantryman in the United States Army where I learned about loyalty, honor and determination. I look forward to getting to know you as well.
Children’s Pastor: Katie Haferkamp
My name is Katie Haferkamp, I have been married to my amazing husband Mike for 13 years. We have 2 children, Jasmine and Matthew, whom we adopted 9 years ago, they are our blessing from the Lord. Among some of my hobbies are animals, gardening and being outdoors.
My family has been serving at Neighborhood for 11 years and I have been working within our Children’s Ministry for 10 years. I have been working with kids since I was 17 and believe God has called me to teach children about God’s word and serving Him with all their heart. My heart is to see our youngest generation have a relationship with the Lord strong enough to give them a firm foundation in Christ. I know that God is the limit and He is limitless.