Marvin Pemberton has been voted in as the new pastor at the Assembly of God. He and his family have lived in Paonia for the past four years.
His first Sunday was Oct. 21.
He is also currently employed with the Delta County Ambulance District. Pemberton was born and raised in the northeast corner of Colorado in the small farming and ranching community of Fleming. Pastor Marvin was previously a pastor for a total of 15 years in the Assembly of God churches in Dove Creek and Rocky Ford.
Marvin's wife Suelyn is a native of Paonia. Her family roots in Paonia go back to the late 1800s when her Grandpa Dorsey's maternal grandparents moved to the North Fork Valley and began learning the trade of fruit farming near the old Ray Bruce homestead. Her ancestors and father have worked in nearly all the local mines. After attending the Paonia schools, she graduated from Paonia High School in 1988.
Marvin and Suelyn have been married for 19 years. They have three children — Rachel, 15, Timothy, 13, and Sarah, 9.
Pastor Marvin looks forward to serving the community and seeing God bring about restoration in the church. "I believe the key to seeing effective ministry is just being faithful to preach the Word of God in truth and love the congregation."blog comments powered by Disqus