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Darrell & Shelley Runyan

Our Pastor

Darrell Runyan
Sr. Pastor

Darrell is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith with an Associate of Arts degree and John Brown University where he graduated with honors with a Business and Information Systems degree. He married Shelley (Pearce) in 1988. Darrell & Shelley have pastored in Winslow, AR and Booneville, AR before coming to Jonesboro in August of 2011 to serve as Senior Pastor. Darrell has held license with the United Pentecostal Church, International since 1990 and he is a member of the Arkansas District Board. He serves as Presbyter of Section 5, which consists of 23 churches in Northeast Arkansas.

Shelley Runyan
Pastor's Wife

Shelley is known for her great capacity to love, her welcoming smile, and the care with which she treats God’s people. At the age of 12 she began playing the piano in her father’s church in Conway, AR and has been serving in the Kingdom of God ever since. She is the lead of our First Impressions Team.


Darrell and his wife Shelley have two children: Chelsie Taylor (Husband Chris) our children’s pastor and Brock (Wife Hannah) our POJ Assistant Pastor.

They have four grandchildren, Grayson, Hannah, Ezra, and Chapel Taylor.

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