Our Staff


  • Rev. Tom Johnson Lead Pastor

    Pastor Tom is a 1985 graduate of North Central Bible College and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has been married to his wife Malissa for over 30 years, and they have five adult children and several grandchildren. Pastor Tom and his family have ministered in Red Wing since 1996.

  •   Rev. John Landmark Associate Pastor

    Pastor John and Randine were married in 1987. John has been a pastor at New River since the spring of 1996, prior to which he worked for Pastor Tom in youth ministry in Hibbing, MN. When Pastor Tom received the call to Red Wing, Pastor John felt impressed by the Lord to follow him in order to assist him in ministry here. Pastor John was licensed by the Assemblies of God in the spring of 2007 and Ordained in April 2012 after gaining over 25 years of ministry experience and taking courses offered through Global University and Minnesota District School of Ministry (MNDSOM). Pastor John and Randine have one grown son.

  • Rev. Angel Bechel Children’s Pastor

    After finishing her education from Global University and MNDSOM, Pastor Angel received her Certified Ministers License in April of 2011, and in 2015 her License to Preach. She interned at New River for three years as the Children’s Pastor's assistant before becoming the Children’s Director and is now the Children's Pastor. Pastor Angel and Brandon Bechel were married in 2011 and have two boys.

  • Rev. Ben Johnson Youth Pastor

    Pastor Ben graduated from North Central University in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies; he received his Ministry License in April of 2013 and was ordained in 2015. He married Hannah Johnson in December of 2012. Ben and Hannah started off their ministry together in Rochester, where Ben served as an Associate Pastor for over a year. Now Pastor Ben has moved back to Red Wing, where he grew up, and is serving New River as the Youth Pastor. Pastor Ben and Hannah have one child.