Anthony & Mickey Mangun

Senior pastor

Anthony Mangun was an infant when his parents accepted the pastorate of  what would become The Pentecostals of Alexandria, the congregation he now pastors.

 

He is a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria.  He attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and Louisiana College in Pineville, LA before going into full-time ministry as an evangelist in the late 1960s.  Following six years of itinerant ministry (1969-1975), during which he married Mickey Lumpkin (1972), the couple settled in Plano, Texas where they began the work of growing a church in the Dallas metroplex.  They served as pastor at Abundant Life Church from 1976-1981 during which time the church grew from approximately 30 members to well over 400.  In 1981, the Manguns moved back to Alexandria, Louisiana and became co-pastor with his father.  He now serves as Senior Pastor of The Pentecostals of Alexandria.

 

Pastor Mangun is a well-known and gifted speaker, participating in conferences across America as well as around the world.  He has served in an advisory capacity to the local District Board of the Louisiana District UPC.  He also served 2 years as an Executive Presbyter for the United Pentecostal Church, International.

 

Anthony and his wife, Mickey (Lumpkin) Mangun have two children: Miquell (Mrs. Jeff Hennigan) and Gentry (wife, Lexie Dauzat Mangun).  They have one granddaughter, Eva Hennigan, and one grandson, Gibson Hennigan.

 

 

 

MICKEY MANGUN

While she may not hold a title that includes the word “pastor”, if you’re learning about POA, you certainly will want to know about our beloved “Mick.”  She is the wife of our Senior Pastor and the mother of our Assistant Pastor and a friend to all.

 

From the age of seven, when she became the organist for her father’s church, or perhaps even earlier, Mickey Mangun has had the heart and soul of a worshiper.  Today, she is our worship leader.  She has sung before governors and presidents, and she sings for us.  She is the one who chooses all the paint colors and carpet designs and determines which pieces of furniture stay and which ones go.  She is the pastoral lead of our Hospitality and Faith & Wellness ministries.

 

Having served for over twenty years as the Producer of a major Easter event, Messiah, after taking a couple of years off, in 2015 Above All brought to life the final seven days of the life of Christ on Earth. The cast and crew numbers close to 500, and in its beginning years has been viewed by somewhere around 15-20,000 people per year.  The new production offers multi-media, environmental projection, full surround sound, as well as live music and drama to bring the story of His final days and final hours to life.

 

In the spring of 2008, SEVEN was born from the heart and soul of Mickey Mangun.  This unique ministry to those within the church and community who are suffering from addiction, along with their family members who are affected by addiction, provides a unique blend of spiritual and practical group meetings for anyone with “hurts, habits, or hang ups.”  This group started out with once a month meetings and has progressed to offering four meetings per week with more to come in the near future.

 

Mickey’s hobbies include: running, driving, hanging out with animals and people, and eating Mexican food.

 

 

Gentry & Lexie Mangun

Assistant pastor

Gentry Anthony Mangun was born on January 12, 1986, in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He is the second child and only son of Anthony and Mickey Mangun.  He is a graduate of Menard High School in Alexandria, Class of 2004.  He attended LSUA, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Mass Communications.

 

Gentry has been involved in various areas of ministry at The Pentecostals most of his life.  In 2004 he acknowledged a call to ministry and began pulpit ministry in addition to his other leadership roles in the local church.  He currently serves as Assistant Pastor at The Pentecostals, where his father is Senior Pastor.  In addition to his responsibilities as assistant to the Pastor, Gentry is also the pastoral lead for M25, our church’s outreach into our community for the needy.  He also oversees nursing home and hospital ministry, and officiates at both weddings and funerals.

 

Alexis Mangun studied psychology at Louisiana State University Alexandria.  She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in International Studies through on-line courses offered by Liberty University.

 

andrew & DAnielle Cox

Student/Assistant pastor

Andrew Cox became a member of The Pentecostals of Alexandria when his family moved here in 2005.  He was 14 years old.  He was home-schooled through high school and attended Louisiana Tech University where he was awarded an accounting degree.  He was employed by the Rapides Parish Sales and Use Tax office prior to going into full-time ministry as our POA Student Pastor in 2012.

 

Andrew’s wife, Danielle, is a life-long member of The Pentecostals of Alexandria.  She is a graduate of Tioga High School and attended Louisiana Tech. She serves the youth of our congregation and community alongside her husband.

 

Andrew and Danielle have a daughter, Emma Claire, and a chocolate lab, Sawyer, who should have been named Tornado.

 

Ryan & Angie Franklin

Ministries pastor

Ryan Franklin joined the staff at The Pentecostals of Alexandria in February of 2005 as an assistant to the Pastors, returning to POA (his home church) after being involved as an Assistant Pastor in a North American Missions church in Alexandria, Virginia.  He currently holds the office of Ministries Pastor, where he is responsible for the oversight of the adult ministries of the church including The Discover Path, POA Life Classes, Kingdom Life Sunday School Class, and many others.  He also has a heart for world missions and is involved in overseas evangelism that provides opportunity for his ministry to reach beyond our walls.

 

Ryan has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministries, with specialization in Pastoral Counseling, from Liberty University.  He is the author of Salvation Made Simple (a one lesson Bible Study on salvation, with over 40,000 copies printed and distributed world-wide, published in five languages) and The Bible Made Simple, a 13-lesson overview of the Bible and man’s history.

 

Ryan’s wife, Angie, holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Educational Leadership. She currently serves as an elementary principal.

 

Ryan and Angie have two children, Olivia and Neil.

 

Gary & Sharon Maxwell

Executive pastor

Executive Pastor Gary Maxwell joined the staff at The Pentecostals of Alexandria in April of 1997.  He is responsible for campus operations, financial/legal administration, human resources, guest relations, and information technology.  He also is responsible for the operation of the bus/van garage operated by POA and the oversight of construction and renovation projects on the POA campus and properties.

 

Gary brings 25 years of experience serving the Department of Veterans Affairs, in the role of Director of Materials Management while simultaneously serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Valex Federal Credit Union, a position he continued to hold until 2010.

 

Gary and his wife, Sharon, have two sons and three grandchildren.

 

MARSHALL AND VANI XAVIER

PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Marshall Xavier and his wife, Vani, are natives of Malaysia who have been transplanted by the plan of God to POA.  They have made America their home and have been a part of the POA family for over 18 years.

 

Marshall joined the staff of POA in 2009.  He is a licensed full-time minister and brings to the Evangelism & Outreach Department his love for God and passion for souls.  His ministerial experience includes planting and pastoring churches in New Zealand and Malaysia.  In his role as Pastoral Assistant, he is responsible for overseeing Evangelism Ministries including, Bible Study Ministry, MIA Follow-Up, Street Ministry, Tract Ministry and Baptistery Ministry. In addition, he serves as Administrator of the POA Training Center when in session.

 

Vani Marshall (Xavier) is a Board-Certified Professional Counselor at The Pentecostals of Alexandria. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and sees both local and out of state clients. She also sees clients through pastoral referral. In addition, Vani serves as Director of Prayer Ministries, overseeing all aspects of prayer ministry at POA including 24-Hour Prayer, Altar Ministry, Unscripted Prayer, and on-campus group prayer meetings.

Dennis & Diana Brown

care pastor

Dennis Brown is a Central Louisiana native.  He attended Texas Bible College where he met his lovely wife, Diana.  Following college, they moved to the Dallas area where they were two of the original 35 members who voted on Anthony and Mickey Mangun to Pastor the church in Plano, Texas.  After moving home several years later, they became faithful and loyal members of the POA family serving in various teaching capacities.  In 2004, Dennis left his secular work and came on staff as a volunteer assisting the pastors with hospital visitation and other similar duties.

 

Dennis is now our Care Pastor of the POA. In this capacity he covers the daily visitation to members and friends of POA in all local hospitals.   He also coordinates Nursing Home Ministry at many area nursing home facilities in our area. Diana Brown shares ministry involvement with her husband, often accompanying him on hospital visitation.  She also assists with music for the nursing home services.  She is both a cancer survivor and brain aneurysm survivor.  She and Dennis together lead the POA's Cancer Support Ministry.

 

The Browns have two children (daughter, Alisa Corkern, and son, Denny Brown) and four grandkids (all boys!).  They make their home in Tioga with two dogs named Dandy and Devro.

 

 

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