Drexel Timothy Brunson


Married - Pamala Lemox, August 9, 1975,

Master of Science - Special Education

Children -Jarrod and Kellyn

Ordained -West Florida District Council, May 11, 1982


1975    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

1977 Master of Arts, Biblical Studies, The Assemblies of God Graduate School,

Springfield, Missouri

1980 Doctor of Philosophy, Humanities/Religion, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Dissertation Title- The Quest for Social Justice: A Study of Walter Rauschenbusch and his influence on Reinhold Niebuhr and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Available through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106)


October, 2016 –         Agent, US Health Advisors, Orlando, FL


October, 2016 –         Pastor, Marion Life Assembly, Ocala, FL


January, 2015 –         Human Resources Consultant/Director, The Logistics

September, 2015        Company, Fayetteville, NC

  • Orient 300 new employees hired by President Obama’s Executive Order
  • Participate in the bidding process for the acquisition of new work at military bases across the nation
  • Responsible for the supervision of HR staff, company-wide employee counseling, discipline and humanitarian needs
  • Comply with federal and state laws relating to HR
  • Work cooperatively with other division managers
  • Maintain up-to-date employee files using Deltek Costpoint 7
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining in a current status the company policy manual

March, 2013 –    President, Empower Resources International, Inc.


  • Speak nationally
  • Conduct seminars
  • Co-author of “The Servant Organization for Jesus” published by CreateSpace 2013
  • Author, “What is There in Hell That You Want?”, published by CreateSpace 2014

August, 1999 –  Senior Pastor, First Assembly of God, Ocala, FL

March, 2013- The church is in excess of 790 members and attendees and was for many years in the top 100 of the 11,300 Assemblies of God churches in the USA. In this position I gave oversight to a 56 person staff employed by the church and the First Assembly of God School (accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools -ACTS and Florida League of Christian  Schools - FLOCS) and First Assembly of God Daycare (together the Daycare and School are approximately 350 students).

Primary responsibilities:

  • Administration of church and school.
  • Administration of budget. In the last thirteen years, the annual budget increased from $1,600,000 to $2,355,160.
  • Direct missions program of church for 75 missionaries with a budget of $300,000.
  • Direct outreach ministry.  Membership grew from 250 members to 585 active members.
  • Maintain facilities and infrastructure for a 1250 person sanctuary and supporting structures.
  • Marketing the church.
  • Minister to congregation.

March 1994 – Evangel Temple, Columbus, Georgia

May 1999- The church had approximately 350 members and attendees when I became Pastor, and grew to approximately 850 in my tenure. The budget experienced a growth from $1.1 to $1.8; a 63% increase. 

I was privileged to be a member of the Rotary Club and served on the Columbus Hospice Board.

October 1982 –  Senior Pastor, Calvary Assembly of God, Fayetteville, North Carolina

March 1994-During my time there the church saw a budget growth from $108,000 to $450,000 and the congregation grew from 180 to 400 members and attendees.

ACHIEVEMENTS 2015 -1994:

Boards of service associated with the General council of the Assemblies of God and local organizations:  

  • General Superintendent 's Cabinet
  • Board of Directors for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Just completed)
  • Africa's Hope Board of Regents, Springfield, Missouri
  • Board of Trustees for Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri (presently serving)
  • Board of Directors for Global University (October 1999-0ctober 2005)
  • Hospice Board of Columbus, Georgia
  • Marion County Sheriff's Advisory Board- awarded the locally recognized Mary Sue Rich Award for my commitment to promoting racial harmony and cultural awareness in the city of Ocala.
  • Empower Ocala Official Board of Ocala, Florida (presently serving)
  • Hospice Board of Marion County, Florida (presently serving), a 30 million dollar organization) and in 2013 served as Treasurer.

Served on the board of The Assemblies of God Seminary, Global University (Distance Education school), Evangel University, and various missionary boards.

For 15 years, in the top 100 of mission supporting churches of the 11,300 Assemblies of God churches in North America.

Built, funded, or shared in funding of 18 churches and schools in south and central America in Eastern Europe.

Traveled to 28 different countries doing ministerial work.


Author, The Servant Organization for Jesus (co-authored with Ed Dean)

Author, What is There in Hell You Want?

(Both available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Kindle)


William David Lee (retired), wmdlee38@sbcglobal.net, World Missions Executive Committee Member, 2828 Prestwick Drive, Lakeland, FL  33803; (417)848-4334

Charles Kelly, ckelly@ncag.org, District Superintendent of the North Carolina District Council of the Assemblies of God, Post Office Box 459, Selma, NC  27576; (919)965-0225

Jeff Renaker, jeff.renaker@me.com, 8115 N.W. 74th Avenue, EPK 30051, Medley, FL  33166; (352)804-6695

Gardner Altman, Jr., ghajr@ghajr-pa.com, PO Box 234, White Oak, NC 28399; (910)587-2699






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