Pastor Aaron Taylor, Lead Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: aaron@painesvilleag.com

I am married to my beautiful bride, Jamie, who I met while going to school at Valley Forge Christian College. We are blessed with two great kids, Caleb and Olivia Joy. We also have a dog whose name is Tucker.

It is an honor to serve as the Lead Pastor of Painesville Assembly of God.  Besides preaching weekly on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, I oversee our Staff, Board of Deacons, provide oversight to our Men’s Ministry, Forever Young Ministry, Adult Sunday School, Life Groups and Pastoral Care.  I also enjoy meeting all of our guests and desire to assist them with getting connected to the church through our quarterly meet n’ greets and NEXT Class.

I went to high school near Youngstown, OH and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School.  Then I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Pastor Aaron Taylor, Lead Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: aaron@painesvilleag.com

I am married to my beautiful bride, Jamie, who I met while going to school at Valley Forge Christian College. We are blessed with two great kids, Caleb and Olivia Joy. We also have a dog whose name is Tucker.

It is an honor to serve as the Lead Pastor of Painesville Assembly of God.  Besides preaching weekly on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, I oversee our Staff, Board of Deacons, provide oversight to our Men’s Ministry, Forever Young Ministry, Adult Sunday School, Life Groups and Pastoral Care.  I also enjoy meeting all of our guests and desire to assist them with getting connected to the church through our quarterly meet n’ greets and NEXT Class.

I went to high school near Youngstown, OH and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School.  Then I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Pastor Carrie Garland, Executive Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: carrie@painesvilleag.com

I have wonderful parents who are part of the Painesville Assembly of God family and an older sister who is married with three beautiful girls.

I serve as the Executive Pastor at PAG with my three main portfolios being: Music, Communications, and Administration. I absolutely love leading God’s people into worship where they can engage their Creator and Lord in a real and intimate way. I love graphic design and being able to creatively communicate through print media, web, social media, apps, video, and whatever else engages today’s culture. I strongly believe that communication is the key to connecting with the Body of Christ and helping folks find their gifts and talents so they can serve in their sweet spot! As far as administration, what can I say? I love paperwork! I believe a strong infrastructure is the key to a solid foundation for church health and growth. I truly feel like I live my God-given dream every single day and I love it!

Graduated in 2001 from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with a B.A. degree in Preaching & Evangelism.

Haggai 2:21-23 (The Message) “‘I am about to shake up everything, to turn everything upside down and start over from top to bottom—overthrow governments, destroy foreign powers, dismantle the world of weapons and armaments, throw armies into confusion, so that they end up killing one another. And on that day’”—this is God’s Message—“‘I will take you, O Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, as my personal servant and I will set you as a signet ring, the sign of my sovereign presence and authority. I’ve looked over the field and chosen you for this work.’” The Message of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.

Pastor Steve Davis, Family Life Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: steve@painesvilleag.com

Mary and I were married on June 11, 1980 and have two sons (both married) and five grandchildren. Mary is a Registered Nurse and excels in her gifting of kindness and hospitality (among others). We highly value spending time together with family (even the extended family and relatives). Our oldest son, Ryan, served in the US Marine Corps for 13+ years. Finding time to be together has been a challenge, but we are so proud of him and his accomplishments! He is married (Krista) and they have one son (Curran). Our other son, Matt, also married (Hannah), lives in Bowling Green with their four children (Kendal, Ethan, Adelyn and Claire). Being grandparents is a blessing and we embrace EVERY opportunity to milk it for all it’s worth!

I serve as the Family Life Pastor with a portfolio that includes leadership & oversight of all ministries to kids (birth to 5th grade) and their families. I also coordinate community outreach ministry, plus assist with pastoral care & counseling and visitation.

I graduated in 1977 from Olentangy High School (southern Delaware County in Ohio) and from Findlay College (now The University of Findlay) with my BA in Religion & Christian Education in 1981. After 9 years in the work force, I attended Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and , in 1995, attained my Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies (MATS) with an emphasis in Children & family Ministries. I was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1999.

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”

Pastor Steve Davis, Family Life Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: steve@painesvilleag.com

Mary and I were married on June 11, 1980 and have two sons (both married) and five grandchildren. Mary is a Registered Nurse and excels in her gifting of kindness and hospitality (among others). We highly value spending time together with family (even the extended family and relatives). Our oldest son, Ryan, served in the US Marine Corps for 13+ years. Finding time to be together has been a challenge, but we are so proud of him and his accomplishments! He is married (Krista) and they have one son (Curran). Our other son, Matt, also married (Hannah), lives in Bowling Green with their four children (Kendal, Ethan, Adelyn and Claire). Being grandparents is a blessing and we embrace EVERY opportunity to milk it for all it’s worth!

I serve as the Family Life Pastor with a portfolio that includes leadership & oversight of all ministries to kids (birth to 5th grade) and their families. I also coordinate community outreach ministry, plus assist with pastoral care & counseling and visitation.

I graduated in 1977 from Olentangy High School (southern Delaware County in Ohio) and from Findlay College (now The University of Findlay) with my BA in Religion & Christian Education in 1981. After 9 years in the work force, I attended Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and , in 1995, attained my Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies (MATS) with an emphasis in Children & family Ministries. I was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1999.

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”

Pastor James Aspito, Youth & Young Adult Pastor

EMAIL ADDRESS: james@painesvilleag.com

I married my high school sweetheart Taylor. We grew up together at an Assembly of God Church in Cumberland, Maryland. Both of us went to the University of Valley Forge and then we were married October 24, 2015.

I have the incredible privilege of serving as the Youth Pastor at Painesville Assembly of God.  I oversee Reality Student Ministries, which ministers to students in grades 6-12.  I also oversee any youth events that we as a church participate in including Fine Arts, Youth Summer Camp, & Reach Conference.  I absolutely love what I do and am continually amazed with what God is doing among our students.

I graduated from the University of Valley Forge in 2015 with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration on preaching.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”