Lead Pastor

Pastor Dan & Shannon Schmidt

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MINISTRY.. Pastor Dan, having had Godly influences in his life from an early age, accepted the call of GOD into full-time ministry at 17.  After graduating from Central Bible College Pastor Dan and his wife, Shannon began answering God’s call:

  • Youth/Associate Pastor at Central Assembly in Horseheads, NY (7 yrs)

  • Youth Pastor at First Assembly in Binghamton, NY (5 yrs)

  • Youth Representative for NY District of the Assemblies of God (8 yrs)

  • Campus Pastor at Binghamton University

  • Southern Tier Executive Director for Youth for Christ

  • Youth Committee for NYPENN Franklin Graham Crusade

  • Western Section Presbyter for NY District Assemblies of God (current)

  • Senior Pastor Batavia, NY Assembly of God (current)

FAMILY..  While at Central Bible College, Pastor Dan met and married his wonderful wife, Shannon.  They are raising two great boys, Gavin and Garrett.

HIS HEART..  Driven by passion and excitement for God, Pastor Dan’s desire is to love people to Christ.  In a world that has a false sense of what love is, his hope is to share the love of Jesus in a way that is real.  He believes wholeheartedly that when the church begins to minister to, and love, people right where they are at in life, it will only be a matter of time before they realize their need for Jesus.


Youth Pastor

Andrew Richardson

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MINISTRY.. Pastor Andrew grew up in Batavia Assembly of God.  Having been raised by a strong Christian family, he was taught how to serve God and his church from the time he was young.  It was during his senior year in high school that he felt a specific call on his life to be a Youth Pastor.  Since that time, Pastor Andrew completed the NYS Assemblies of God District School of Ministry program and became a licensed Minister.  Prior to accepting his current position as Youth Pastor, he served five years as a Youth Leader and one year as the Young Adult Department Head.

FAMILY..  Pastor Andrew met his wife, Betsy, in 2008.  They are newlyweds, having married in June 2013.

HIS HEART..  Pastor Andrew is focused and passionate about the next generation of LEADERS in the church.  Young people are full of so much potential and passion, and he is excited to be a part of building them up, challenging them to see all that God has in store for their lives.  He believes being a Christian is a fun, contemporary, and radical experience...and displays that in all his services and events.

HOBBIES..  Eating pizza and wings, soccer, hunting, photography, camping, sports, graphic design