Mark Entzminger, a 4th generation AG Pentecostal, is very concerned about children understanding and experiencing a Spirit empowered life. Like you, he believes that the power of the Holy Spirit is just as critical for children today as it was for the disciples who waited in the Upper Room.
As the AG National Children's Ministries Director, Mark leads a high caliber team who focus on equipping the local church in reaching and discipling children so that they can hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and respond to His call.
Mark is married to his college sweetheart Christie, and they have two boys Colby and Cadyn. They are graduates of Central Bible College.
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Jamie Walton is Compassion Coordinator for BGMC in Springfield, MO, serving at the Assemblies of God National Office. She works closely with our A/G missionaries to provide their stories and needs to churches and kids ministries all over the world. Prior to moving to Springfield, she served in Arkansas and Michigan in her local church kids’ ministries department for over 15 years.
While Jamie carries a degree in computer systems technology, video and graphic design are her passions. She uses these skills to serve missionaries around the world.
Jamie has also served at kids camps across the United States as she is driven in helping to develop the younger generations. Her belief is that kids are tremendous representations of God’s love to this world, they have incredible hearts for compassion, and are sensitive to listen and follow God in their lives.
Serving kids and those who pastor kids are why she serves the kingdom and serving you would be an honor for her. Jamie is available for speaking engagements in your district, church, or camp.
John Hailes was born and raised in Manchester, England. He was a children’s pastor in Illinois for 7 years before joining the National office team as children’s ministry discipleship coordinator. John believes that children’s ministry is one of the most significant ministries in the church and that children have the ability to grasp and live out the gospel truth in a spirit empowered life.
He graduated his undergraduate studies in Biblical studies and theology at Mattersey Hall Bible College in England. He also attained a master’s degree in Missional Leadership at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota. Recently, John decided to continue his studies at Trinity with a PhD in practical theology. Like you, John has a passion to assist leaders in getting back to the basics of discipleship and ministry.
John has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1975 and has served as an adult leader in the local outpost for over 25 years. John joined the national Royal Rangers team as Communications Coordinator in June of 2005 and assumed the responsibilities of the High Adventure magazine (replaced by Rangers NOW in 2008), national web site, and publications. Before joining the national team John served in various organizational leadership positions including District Training Coordinator, District Buckaroo/Straight Arrow Coordinator, Sectional Commander, and Area Commander, in the Arkansas and Southern Missouri districts.
In July of 2010 John moved into his present role as Programs Coordinator where he oversees the development of Royal Rangers curriculum and program materials, including TRaCclub, the Royal Rangers online curriculum. John is a graduate of Missouri State University and has earned degrees in Financial Management and Information Technology. He lives in the Springfield area with his wife and four children and is actively involved in his local outpost where he enjoys participating in Royal Rangers with his two sons.