We believe the whole Bible and believe it is relevant today.
We believe that God desires a personal relationship with everyone.
We believe in family values and the importance of the home, marriage, and a Christ-centered family.
We believe that everyone around the world needs to hear the Gospel message.
Adult, Youth and Children's Ministries
Randy and Renee Carlson
Pastor Randy and Renee Carlson have been missionaries for 32 years in the South Pacific where they taught in the Bible schools and pastored an international church. In 2014, God called the Carlsons to start a new church in Pine Island, FL.
Ben and Taylor Carlson
Ben and Taylor Carlson have been serving as the Youth pastors at the Way Assembly. They enjoy leading the various youth events at the Way Assembly and we are blessed to have them here as a part of our team.
Ricky and Cherie Herrera
Ricky and Cherie Herrera have served as missionaries to Tonga since 2004. They felt the Lord leading them to be the children’s pastors at The Way Assembly. They have four children, Sophia, Isabella, Isaiah and Lilyanna.
Pastor Randy and Renee Carlson have been missionaries for 32 years in the South Pacific. They went to Palau, a pioneer field, where no Assembly of God missionaries had ever gone. Many miracles took place there and a church was established.
After three years there they were asked to go to Fiji, where Randy grew up as a missionary boy. Much of that time was spent traveling to the villages. Renee was very involved in children’s ministry and music ministry for the country.
In 2000 the Carlsons were asked to go to Tonga. They pastored International Christian Assembly of God or ICA in Tonga. Many have been saved, healed, and 42 have been filled with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the months just before they left. They had a weekly television show called “ICA Today.” While in Tonga they were able to build seventeen new buildings at the Assembly of God Bible School. Randy and Renee were both professors at the college. Renee was very involved in Children’s ministries as well music ministry. Randy built five boats to start churches in the remote islands of Tonga.
God began to speak to Randy and Renee about transitioning back to America to plant a brand new church in Southwest Florida. As they continued to pray God clearly spoke to them to leave the islands after many years and go to a place where there had never been an Assembly of God work. God miraculously provided a piece of land with a small church already on the property. After being so many years on islands its not surprising they end up in Bokeelia, Pine Island.
We are an Assembly of God church, we believe the 16 fundamental truths of the Assembly of God:
The scriptures are inspired
The one true God
The deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The fall of man
The salvation of man
The ordinances of the Church
The baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Church and its mission
The blessed hope
The millennial reign of Christ
The final judgment
The new heavens and the new Earth
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We had a wonderful time with the ladies and girls at the Way's Christmas Tea!