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Who We Are

We exist to exalt Christ through our worship, equip believers through the Word, encourage one another with wholesome fellowship, and evangelize the world through our witness.

At Second Assembly we offer relevant preaching of God's Word, exciting and engaging worship, community involvement and ministries for the whole family. There are also plenty of in-house opportunities to get involved in doing ministry!


Sunday Service Times

Sunday School | 9:30am

Main Service | 10:35am

Wednesday Service Times

Youth and Adult Services | 7:00pm

What to Expect

What can you expect at our church? We offer something for the entire family! We have children's ministries for your kids, Wednesday youth ministries for your teenagers, a Sunday School class for every age, and monthly senior adults fellowship. We also have a staffed nursery for infants for all services.


If you’re new, we encourage you to fill out a Visitor Card to let us know more about you, but that is optional. We just want you to feel welcome.


If you have kids, please be assured that all of our volunteers who work with kids are trained, screened, and background-checked.


Our worship is a blend of hymns and contemporary songs. Pastor John’s preaching is relevant to our times and always built around the words and principles of scripture. 


Our History

In 1937, God planted our church at the edge of Joplin in a small community called Chitwood. Over time the landscape of the area has changed and Chitwood was itself absorbed into Joplin, but our mission has remained the same: to be a representative of Christ to our community in love and deed- and to the world with our missions giving. Missions is a priority at Second Assembly, and we’re proud to be part of what God is doing on in every corner of the world. 

Our Beliefs

When we read the book of Acts, we find that we’re reading about a Pentecostal church, and that’s the kind of church we want to be, too. 


Second Assembly is part of the Assemblies of God movement, which has a Pentecostal heritage and was founded more than 100 years ago. We’re in complete agreement with the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.


Find out what those are by clicking here.

Our Staff

Senior Pastor

John Veazey

Rev. John Veazey has been the senior pastor at Second since 1997. Originally from Texas, he is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. He and his wife, Sharon, have two awesome adult children who are serving the Lord in other parts of Missouri, as well as two young grandchildren. You can contact Pastor Veazey at

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Youth Pastor

Dione Friel

Dione Friel has faithfully served as youth pastor since 2022 and worship leader since 2016. She is married to Woody Friel and is blessed with two wonderful children: a grown son and a teenage daughter. With over twenty years of experience as a high school teacher, Dione's dedication to education is evident. A lifelong member of Second Assembly since childhood, she joyfully dedicates herself to serving Jesus in various capacities.

Children's Pastors

Michael & Jennifer Hohler

Michael and Jennifer Hohler have served as Children's Pastors since August 2021. Both are originally from Fredonia, KS and studied at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, in Children's Ministry and Christian Education. They have four children, two of whom are grown and two teenagers. They also have a daughter-in-law and grandson. They both are passionate about children learning who God is, what he has done through Jesus, and how that can positively affect their lives and the lives of their families. They may be contacted at and

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