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.