About us

You've come to the right place!

At First Assembly we aim to be a place that you can call home! We've been in the New Orleans area since 1951 and we have a rich heritage that includes many lives being touched and changed by the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ and the power of His Holy Spirit. As we prepare for the future, we want to do what we do best; welcome everyone to our family! It's a new day at First Assembly and we want you to be a part! So, no matter where you are from, no matter your background...WELCOME HOME! We look forward to meeting you soon!


Our Pastor

First Assembly welcomed our new pastors, Chris and Felicity Buckel, along with their family (Krisalyn, Keira, Cathan and Corban) in the spring of 2018. The Buckels have served as Missionaries for 14 years with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. They were also campus pastors at a multi-site church, Journey Fellowship Church, for 2 years. Chris had an incredible conversion experience in 2001 and has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 2008. He is from Metairie, LA. and graduated from Southeastern LA. University with a B.A. in Communications. He also has an M.Ed. in Higher Ed Admin and Supervision from Nicholls State University. He received his ministerial training through Global University/Berean School of the Bible and an internship at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Felicity is from Chackbay, LA. and graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Pastor Chris enjoys various espresso drinks, international foods, he’s a long distance runner, & an avid N.O. Saints fan. He loves porches and loathes glitter. Felicity is a creative genius. She does woodworking (she has a shed with a bunch of her own tools) and loves to design all sorts of things. They both love looking at historic places, being with friends and family and trying new restaurants. The Buckels reside in Metairie.

What we believe

Our Fundamental Truths

At First Assembly, everyone is welcome, regardless of your background or beliefs. We want you to feel at home when you visit with no expectations from us. We do have a specific set of doctrinal beliefs we adhere to that if you are interested in learning about you can click the link below. Let us know if you have any questions or need a Bible. We'd love to help you get to know God through His word. It's life changing!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We value relationships! So, feel free to come swing by the office for a visit! Our offices are located in the small white house behind the church on Argonne Drive.

First Assembly of God

2001 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001, United States

(504) 887-7770