Doug Clay was elected chief executive officer of the General Council of the Assemblies of God at the 57th General Council in August, 2017. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. The church has more than 13,000 congregations in the United States with over three million adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship with a membership of over 68 million.
Prior to his present position, Clay served the church as its general treasurer for nine years. He was superintendent of the Ohio District from 2004-2008, and pastored Calvary Assembly of God in Toledo, Ohio, from 1997-2004. Clay has also served as the Assemblies of God national youth director (1995-1997), Ohio District youth director (1989-1995) and as a youth pastor in Ohio and Iowa. He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.
He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.
Rob Ketterling is the founder and Lead Pastor of River Valley Church, a multisite church that launched in Minnesota in 1995. It has since grown into a thriving church with over 7,500 in attendance across eight U.S. campuses and two international campuses (Valencia, Spain and Mbekelweni, Swaziland) with plans for further expansion in the future.
Through his unique and practical preaching style, vision casting and gifts of leadership, Rob encourages people to live out River Valley’s mission of cultivating an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the author of the books Change Before You Have To, Thrill Sequence and Front Row Leadership and currently serves on several organizational boards including the Lead Team of the Association of Related Churches (ARC). Rob loves spending time on the golf course and with his wife, Becca, and two sons, Connor and Logan.
Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Solutions in Tustin, California, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems, and a mission of the Newport Mesa Church of Costa Mesa, CA. He received his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University in San Diego, CA, and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also the author of the daily blog Joe Dallas Online.
Joe has written seven books on human sexuality from the Christian perspective, including Desires in Conflict (Harvest House 1991) The Game Plan (Thomas Nelson Publishing 2005), When Homosexuality Hits Home (Harvest House 2015), Five Steps to Breaking Free from Porn (Harvest House 2013), and Speaking of Homosexuality: How to Discuss the Issue with Kindness and Clarity (Baker House 2016). He is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal, and his articles have appeared in Christianity Today Magazine (cover story June 1993), The Journal of Christian Healing, and The Southern California Christian Times. His work has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Moody Monthly, New Man Magazine and the Boston Globe.
For three years Joe conducted the nationally recognized “Every Man’s Battle” men’s conference for New Life Ministries, and from 1991 to 1993 he served as the president of Exodus International. He was also a regularly featured speaker with Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out” conference for thirteen years, and in churches around the country he regularly teaches a day-long seminar for men on sexual purity titled “The Game Plan” and a seminar on homosexuality titled “Homosexuality and Truth.”
Dallas has represented the Christian viewpoint through a number of media appearances, including the ABC Evening News, The Joan Rivers Show, The Bible Answer Man, Focus on the Family, New Life Live, The 700 Club, Jay Sekalow Live, Family News in Focus, and Concerned Women of America. He’s also addressed conferences, churches and universities across the country, including the Promise Keepers Men’s Conference, Moody Bible Church, The Christian Association for Professional Studies, the annual conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the annual Exodus North America conference. He has also lectured and debated in Norway, Denmark, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Spain, Canada, Mexico, and Geneva.
Joe and his wife Renee are the proud parents of two sons, and they reside in Orange County, California.
David and Mary Boyd
In 1999, the national office of the General Council of the Assemblies of God located in Springfield, Missouri, formed the national Children’s Ministries Agency with BGMC becoming a part of this agency. David and his wife, Mary, were asked to lead this newly formed agency. In 2007, BGMC became its own department with David as the national director for BGMC. Prior to coming to the Assemblies of God national office, David and his wife were full-time children’s pastors for 17 years. The Boyds have been involved in Children’s Ministries for over 35 years.
David is a graduate of North Central University with a B.S. in Pastoral Studies. David also has a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
David and his wife have authored 20 children’s ministries resource manuals, including materials on leading kids into the baptism in the Holy Spirit. His resource manuals have been translated into several languages around the world including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French, Thai, and Romanian. He has also written for numerous Assemblies of God publications and other curricula.
The Boyd’s are in great demand as speakers, and they travel the United States and around the world speaking, teaching, and training on the subject of children’s ministries and missions, along with doing big children’s ministries events. They spend their summers traveling as speakers for children’s camps with an emphasis on the Holy Spirit. They have a big heart for missions, training teachers, and touching the lives of kids in the U.S. and around the world.
Renee Dallas has been involved in ministry to wives and women since 1992. She is the Administrator of Genesis Counseling, where she has led groups for wives and consulted with women in crisis. She has served as an Elder at Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa, California, where she was previously appointed Director of the HELPS (Women’s) Ministry Team. She is a member of National Evangelical Women in Ministry (NEWIM), and serves on the Women’s Ministry Board as well. She and her husband Joe have presented workshops on marriage and relationship issues at conferences, church services and recovery-oriented meetings such as Celebrate Recovery and Exodus International. She is the proud mother of two sons, and the wife of a big old high maintenance bear.
Alycia Horn serves as the National Discipleship Director for Children’s Ministries for the Assemblies of God. She is formerly an elementary and middle/high school educator who had the opportunity of working in both a Christian and public-school setting. She was distinguished as Southern Indiana’s outstanding educator when receiving the Teacher of the Year Award and Kentucky’s WHAS ExCel Award for her innovation and enthusiastic teaching methodology. She’s worked in youth and children’s ministry for 16 years and counts it a privilege to be a part of helping kids fall in love with Jesus. One of her greatest passions is mentoring young girls and holding Bible studies in her home. Alycia and her husband Ryan and two children reside in Springfield, Missouri.
Mark is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with a degree in Theology and Youth Ministry. He’s spent six and a half years in local church ministry, eight years as a district leader for the South Dakota Assemblies of God, and currently fills the role of Senior Director of Children’s Ministry for the Assemblies of God and My Healthy Church.
Ryan has been married to Alycia for just over 15 years and they are blessed with two beautiful children, Amare and Angel. Ryan was raised in the church and gave his heart to Jesus at the age of 5. Ryan was baptized in the Spirit at the age of 8 and his life hasn’t been the same. Ryan has 3 major passions: Jesus, Family, and the University of Louisville Cardinals! He holds two master’s degrees and is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Throughout the years, Ryan has worked in various positions of ministry in the church. Together with his wife they have worked in children and youth ministry as well as adult ministry. They also enjoy hosting bible studies in their home. They love to bring people together to study God’s word and pray as a community. Upon request, Ryan has traveled the world and the U.S. preaching in churches and teaching at conferences to promote intentional discipleship. There is nothing he is more passionate about than helping others grow in their understanding of Jesus and deepen their faith. He believes that personal relationships are key to fulfilling the Great Commission.