Don Yandell has led congregations as a senior pastor since 1988, and has been in full-time ministry since 1979. In December 1992, he was asked to serve as our pastor. From 1988 through 1992, he was the senior pastor at First Assembly of God in Pryor, Oklahoma. Three other congregations–all in Oklahoma–enjoyed his ministry as their youth and associate pastor.

Yandell has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God since 1978, and received his ordination in 1985. He is a third-generation Assemblies of God pastor. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he received his Biblical education at Central Bible College, in Springfield, Missouri, and at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, in Waxahachie, Texas.

On July 5, 1980, he was married to the former Debbie Webb, of Garland, Texas.
The Yandells have three children–Ryan, Grant, and Allison. Their two sons are college students in Tulsa, and their daughter attends the Mannford high school.

Pastor Yandell is an avid fan of The Andy Griffith Show, and is a struggling golfer.

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Office Telephone: (918) 865-2614

Jason Byers is the youth pastor at Mannford Assembly–a position he has held since 1999. Born in Tarzana, California, Jason spent most of his childhood in that state, and then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1989.

Byers was credentialed with the Assemblies of God in 2001. He received his Bible education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, in Waxahachie, Texas, and Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presently, he is continuing his studies with Global University, based in Springfield, Missouri.

On April 18, 2002, he married the former Brenda Anderson, of Mannford. Brenda’s great-grandmother–Dulcie Hoffman–was the founding pastor of Mannford Assembly. Brenda also serves on our church staff.

Pastor Jason is an accomplished musician and artist, and enjoys time together with his newly-married wife.

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In the summer of 2002, Mannford Assembly observed its 75th anniversary as a congregation. The church was founded by Dulcie Hoffman–a female pastor–who, still today, has great-grandchildren (and their families) in our church. Since 1927, the congregation has had sixteen men and two women lead the church as senior pastors.

The original church was in “Old Mannford,” located near the banks of the Cimarron and Arkansas rivers. Construction of the Keystone Dam began in 1956. Before the completion of the dam in 1964, the town, along with the church, was relocated to the present setting. A new worship facility was built in 1963.

On Sunday, April 29, 1984, at 10:38 A.M., a deadly F-4 tornado with winds over 200 m.p.h., cut a path through Mannford. The congregation took cover under pews and in the hallways. In a matter of seconds, more than 250 structures in town, including our church, were damaged or destroyed. Our church was in the wake of that chaos, and many members were injured. One member, Loren Athens, a deacon in our church, was killed.

The rebuilding and expansion project was completed in less than a year.

Today, the congregation worships in our beautiful, functional 16,500 square-foot facility. The church has no indebtedness, and its facilities are valued at more than 1.2 million dollars.

But the real church isn’t about bricks and plaster–it’s about people! It’s individuals and families over the past 75 years who have been sacrificial, faithful, and fruitful people. It’s the family of this great church that have labored and loved together, making it a healthy, growing congregation.

Mannford Assembly has a great commitment to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15). Along with helping to meet the needs of our local community, our church is involved in a global missions endeavor to reach the whole world for Jesus Christ. Presently, we support more than 40 missionaries and ministries on a monthly-basis. We are involved in numerous outreach ministries on the local, state, and national levels, as well.

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Mannford Assembly of God
P.O. Box 203
Mannford, OK 74044

Office Telephone: (918) 865-2614
Office Fax: (918) 865-8227
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Mannford Assembly of God
P.O. Box 203 • Mannford, OK 74044
(918) 865-2614 • (918) 865-8227 Fax

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