Under the leadership of Pastor Steve Alesana Anoa'i, Emanuel Assembly of God has grown from a vision with the Samoan District of the Assemblies of God USA, and the support of the AG retirement community of Maranatha Village, where he served as a chaplain for 7 years, to a thriving multi-ethnic church in the northeast corner of Springfield, Missouri.
With unconditional love for the local community, our goal is to build a church that resembles the communal diversity of eternity.
Pastor Steve is blessed with the servant-leadership of Pastor Maika Natua, Pastor Kyle Harrison, and Pastor Larry Anoa'i.
Steve Alesana Anoa'i
Pastor Steve is passionate about, “Kingdom Work.” He strongly believes that the expansion of God’s Kingdom is ultimately the purpose and mission of the church. His heart is to establish this foundation through sound biblical preaching and teaching with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. He is married to Maulupe (Fetu) and together they have 4 kids: Brittney, William, CJ and Nani.
Sunday School Adults' Pastor
Pastor Maika was born and raised in Suva Fiji. When Maika turned 15, he heard the saving message of Jesus Christ at an open air crusade, and was saved. Since then Maika has served as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Board Member, and Missionary with AGWM to Trinidad and Tobago. Maika is married to Tina, and they have a son, Sefa.
Pastor Kyle is originally from St. Joseph, MO and came to Springfield in 2009 to attend Evangel University. After graduating from Evangel with a Biblical Studies degree in 2013, he began his Master of Divinity at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and graduated in 2016. Pastor Kyle began at Emanuel AG as the youth pastor in January 2015. Pastor Kyle and his wife, Alapasa (Mercy), who is the worship leader at Emanuelu AG were married on May 27, 2017.
Larry Aso’au Anoa’i
Samoan & online media ministry Pastor
Pastor Larry is a graduate of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity in 2013. Pastor Larry serves the global community through Emanuel AG's online media ministry. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. He is married to Lillian (Ta’ala) and together they have 5 kids: Aggie, Sarah, Alexandrea, Larson, and Logan.