Leadership

Clergy & Staff

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Fr. Darryl Fitzwater, Jr

Priest & Church Planter

Darryl Fitzwater, Jr, is the planter and pastor at Ascension. He and Becki have been married since 2000. They have 2 children, Aidan and Chloe. In 2003 he started serving as a Senior Pastor in a traditional Pentecostal denomination. In 2012 their family transitioned into the Anglican Communion, being Ordained a Priest in 2017. His spiritual passions are to see people walk in the fullness of Christ, leadership development, and church growth/missions. Becki is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds her B.A. in Elementary Education, and a Masters in Professional Counseling. His Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Adam Ridgeway

Pastoral Assistant

Adam and Jess have been married since 2012. They have two children, Simon and Eliza. Adam serves as the pastoral assistant overseeing the Family Ministry and Music Ministry. He is completing his Bachelors Degree, and has studied Biblical Languages and Church Leadership. Jess has her BA from Evangel University in Church Leadership. Her Masters is from Kansas State University, in Education. Adam continues to not only serve the Church, but is also a Sargent in the Army. He and Jess have helped in 3 church plants, served as youth and children's pastors, and have a desire to see people grow in grace.

Ministry Leaders

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Tanie and Jacqueline Guy

Tanie and Jacqueline Guy serve in Administration, Altar-Guild, and in Missions. They are founders and directors for “Forget-Me-Not-Ministries,” which provides vital and necessary missionary care for missionaries across the globe. Tanie also serves on the leadership team like a Senior Warden.

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Denise Koczera

Denise Koczera has a passion for prayer and intercession. She is the Regional director for “One Voice Regional Prayer Group,” and part of "WV Prayer Alliance." She hosts prayer meetings across the area. Denise also serves on the leadership team like a Junior Warden. 

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Clarke MaGruder 

Clarke and Lucille serve in healing ministry. He and Lucille have been working in healing and deliverance ministry for some time, and have a proven ministry record in healing prayer. We have 90 minute blocks of time for personal healing prayer.

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Johnny Lawerence III

Johnny works on the Family Ministry team with the teenagers. He is working on his Masters of Divinity, and is an aspirant to the priesthood.  

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Laura Harper

Laura Harper works with the children, AscensionKidz, as part of our Family Ministry Team. There are weekly mid week meetings, Sunday school, and monthly youth activities for children of all ages.

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Karen Reyes 

Karen Reyes founded and directs Renewed Life Ministries, which works to help widows, single-moms, and others in need through things like small group meetings, mentoring, material needs assistance like diapers, refurbished computers, and clothing.

Music Team

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Arthur and Judy Davis

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Jeremy Clarke

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Keryn Stokes