Pastor Ken and Sister Norma moved to Quitman on August 1, 1992. They were both raised in Assembly of God homes and churches and have a strong heritage of Pentecost. Pastor Otwell has led the church in growth including two major building programs during the past 30 years. They both play instruments and use their talents for the glory of God.
The Otwells met at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie and have been married 42 years. They are the proud parents of Nathan and Philip Otwell and grandparents of Canaan, Livvy, Miles, Levi, Jonas, Emmett, and Brooke.
Russell & Nanie Geisler (and Coen) Youth Pastors
Youth Pastors Russell and Nanie Geisler both grew up in strong Christian homes and have felt a calling to service from their teen years. Nanie was previously the Children’s Pastor here during 2017-2020. Russell was on staff at Gateway Church the last 12 years. They met in 2019, fell in love, and married in June 2020. They served at Gateway Church for two years and welcomed their son, Coen Tate, in October 2021.
The decision to move back to East Texas and take the role of Youth Pastors was an easy one! They had felt the Lord preparing them for this transition for about a year! Russell and Nanie love this community and want to train and empower this next generation as they become the next leaders in our communities and churches!