spreading god's word 

since early 50's

In the year of 2007, two Churches joined together to further the Kingdom of God. Together with Dakotah Gospel and First Assembly of God Churches, we became "Family Life Assembly of God."

Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Family Life Church, are absolutely driven not only by meeting the needs of others, but also fulfilling what God has and is calling us to do. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at


  • Vern & Mary donnell- lead pastor  

     Pastor Vern and Mary Donnell joined the ministry at Family Life in August 2006 as Lead Pastor(s). Pastor Vern was ordained with the Assemblies of God in Aril 5, 1989 and through out the years has served in various ministry capacities to include, lead pastor and supportive ministry roles. He has been involved in numerous building programs, including the Family Life addition here in Sisseton. Pastor Vern and Mary are passionate about presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people and every generation. They extend a warm welcome to everyone who walks through the doors at Family Life.

  • Lori & Patrick fitz- Office administrator

    My family and I started attending church at Family Life in 1999, after my teens were invited to the youth ministry on a Wednesday night. Shortly thereafter, we attended a Sunday morning service, and have been attending every since. I am married to my husband, Patrick, we have four children and five grandchildren who are now all attending Family Life. I enjoy serving in the ministry when called upon to do so.  I am currently the Administrative Assistant and serve as a leader in Girls's Ministries here on Wednesday nights.