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  • 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. 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 two boys. 

  • 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.