leadership team



Executive Officer

Dr. Claunch is an ordained minister who has been in full-time ministry since 1968. He has served as a Senior Pastor for 30 years in three pastorates located in Texas and Oklahoma all of which he led in becoming strong missions churches. He is currently the Assistant District Superintendent of the North Texas District Council and also serves as the District Missions Director and Director of the Adult Division. He serves on the Board of Network 211 and Global University. He served as Presbyter of the South Dallas Section of the Assemblies of God and is a member of the Executive Presbyter of the North Texas District. He served as an Associate Professor and adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Assemblies of God University for many years. He and his wife, Nancy, were married in 1973. They have a son, daughter, daughter in law and three adorable grandchildren. Dr. Claunch holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees and is currently writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Kermit Bell

Assistant Superintendent | Missions Director

Executive Officer

Kermit Bell has served Glad Tidings in Austin for 32 years – 18 as Business Administrator/Executive Pastor and 14 as Senior Pastor. Since 2003 Glad Tidings has planted 15 churches including 6 PAC, 3 General Council and 6 international.
He currently serves on the North Texas District Executive Presbytery, District Presbytery, District Budget Committee, District Missions Board and SAGU’s Alumni Council.
He and Cindy have five children.



Executive Officer

Gregg and Joy Headley served at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Dallas for 34 years, 30 years as lead pastors. Gregg currently serves as the Chairman of the Mongolia Bible School Board of Regents. He also serves on the Dallas Phased IN, Alive at Last, and Beyond the Reef boards.

He has served as Central Region Executive Presbyter, South Dallas Section Presbyter, Chairman of Dallas Teen Life Challenge Board, Dallas Metro Board, and Chairman of Moscow Theological Institute Board of Regents. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern University in Florida and a Master of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Gregg and Joy have two sons and seven grandchildren.

Mike Harper

Church Planting & Development Director

Mike became the Church Planting and Development Director in 2015. Before serving in this position, Mike served as the North Texas Target 1,000 Director focusing on church health from 2009-2014. Prior to returning to North Texas in 2009, Mike served in some of the largest churches in our fellowship in various executive leadership roles. He and his wife, Rhonda planted The Crossing Community Church in Chandler, Arizona. Mike travels domestically and abroad as a conference speaker and church health consultant. Mike is presently finishing a Doctorate of Ministry from Regent University. He and his wife have two children, Connor and Carlie.

Jon Catron

Ministries Director

Jon became the District Ministries Director in 2015. Prior to that, he and his wife Kim had served as our District Youth Directors for 11 years, since 2004. They have served on staff at several churches in North Texas, including First A/G in Paris, Church of Abundant Life in Arlington, and First A/G in Longview. Jon has served on the Board of Regents at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the National Youth Advisory Committee, and is currently the Chair for the Commission on Recruitment at SAGU. He attended Texas A&M University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Jon and Kim have three children: Chelsea, Chandler, and Chloe and live in Midlothian.

Jaroy Carpenter

Lakeview Camp Director

Jaroy Carpenter joined Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center as Executive Director in 2013, having served for three decades as a public and college teacher/athletic trainer, youth pastor, international youth communicator and evangelist at a variety of camp, retreat, and school settings. Jaroy has brought broad knowledge, fresh energy, and forward-thinking excitement to Lakeview. He is working to lead Lakeview into the future as a premier camping and retreat facility, and to expand its role as primarily a rental facility to one that offers varied off-season programming. Jaroy and his wife Kim have three children.