Mark and Michele Benson
It is our pleasure to welcome our new Lead Pastors, Mark and Michele Benson. Pastors Mark and Michele most recently served as campus pastors for the Madison Campus of The Rock Family Worship Center based out of Huntsville, Alabama. They served at the Rock for over 10 years. Their passion is to make a difference in the lives of others by showing them the love of Jesus Christ.
Pastors Mark and Michele have three children; Taylor, Griffin and Camryn.
Carl Greene has been the administrative Pastor at First Assembly for 15 years. Carl oversees all the ministry departments, volunteers as well as paid church staff. The joke in the office is that Carl can fix anything, and it’s true. Among his many talents are classes on marriage, parenting and leadership; design and various areas of technology; and clever and witty speaking and writing.
Carl and his family have been attending First Assembly for 28 years. Compassionate and down to earth, Carl resides in Dothan with his wife, Nicole. They have two grown daughters, Whitney and Hannah who also help in many capacities at First Assembly.
Benny Lindsey is the Children’s Pastor at First Assembly and has been on staff for 17 years. He and his wife Beverly oversee the Impact Kids services and their ministries, the Bus/Van Outreach, and everything in between. Pastor Benny has a huge heart for children and a desire to see every child have a genuine relationship with Christ.
They have been attending First Assembly for 28 years. Pastor Benny and Beverly live in Dothan. They have two sons, Brian and Bart who are both married, and 5 grandchildren: Brison, Brody, Lanie Brooke, Ally and Landree.
Hayden has served as Worship Leader since March of 2017. She has grown up in Dothan First Assembly and recently graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She has a wonderful, positive personality and a great passion for worship.
Bart Lindsey grew up here at Dothan First Assembly, attending as a child, teen and young adult. He graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where he studied ministry and music. Bart and his wife, Lauren, have served in ministry for 13 years as Children’s Pastors, Student Pastors and Executive Pastors in churches in Florida, Mississippi and Georgia. Bart has experience in graphic design, technology, music, stage design and in many other creative areas. One of Bart’s favorite sayings is “Don’t settle for mediocrity when God has called you to greatness.”
Bart and Lauren met at Dothan First and have been married for 13 years. They have two daughters: Ally who is 8 and Landree who is 4.