Our Church Staff
Senior Pastor Thomas & Kim Neddersen
Meet Pastor Nedd & Kim
Pastor Nedd and Kim have lived in Indiana for over 10 years now. They are both from California where they met in high school. They were married in 1972 while Tom was in the Air Force. They have 2 grown, married children and 5 swell grandchildren.
Tom was Ordained with the Assemblies of God in April of 1995 in the Southern California Discrict. Up to his retirement from Verizon, Tom has been a bi-vocational Pastor, holding several Associate Pastor positions.
In May of 2005 he was offered the opportunity to become the Senior Pastor at Agape Assembly of God in Waterloo, Indiana. They celebrate their 7th anniversary at the church in May of 2012.
Tom has a BA from Vanguard University, where he studied business. He also has a Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Organizational Management.
Kim retired from Verizon after 25 years and currently is the administrative assistant to the Significant Adults Minister at First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne.
"We are so blessed to minister in Waterloo. We have made so many wonderful friends. It is an awesome opportunity to share the love of Christ and to see our church growing in so many ways." Pastor Nedd.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.