Our Story

For almost 75 years The Assembly has been impacting Columbus with the good news of Jesus. In 1946 First Assembly of God was started in Columbus, MS. The dream and vision of this early community of faith is still alive and well today. The church has changed locations, and recently changed the name, but the mission is still the same. The Assembly Columbus is here to help people find hope and freedom in Jesus.

Our mission is found in three words - Experience // Explore // Expand

We believe everyone should experience the love and mercy of God. Through Jesus, God has shown the world that He not only loves us unconditionally, but desires to have a relationship with us.

We believe everyone should explore truth. In a world where so many different things try to distract us from real truth, we know that can only be found in God’s Word. Through Groups, Bible study, and worship experiences, we desire that each person hears the truth. The Word of God is our foundation and the only thing in the world that does not change. 

We believe everyone should expand their influence. We are all different but we all have purpose. As a community of faith, we desire to help each other find their giftings and talents. God has given each of us these abilities to change the world around us. Every person who follows Jesus has a command to expand their influence. We believe this take place through many different avenues. We want to help you strengthen the gifts God has given you as you expand your influence.

In February 2019, The Assembly launched a campus in Starkville. In July 2019 we again added to our Assembly family by bringing New Life Assembly in New Hope as a campus. Our desire is through these incredible opportunities we will see the entire Golden Triangle impacted for the kingdom of God.

We believe that we are Better Together! If you are in the Golden Triangle come see us. We would love for you to become a part of The Assembly family!


Core Values

Authenticity Matters

We want to be authentic. This includes our relationship with God and others.

Everyone Belongs

It is not our church. It is God’s church. In God’s church there is a place for everyone.

Jesus Centered

Jesus is central. He is our savior. He is our hope.

Growing Together

We believe we were made to do things together. We want to grow together. We are better together.

Do More

We want to be generous. Our time, talent, and treasure. We want to always strive to Do More.

Love Without Limits

We want to show the Love of Christ. His love has no limits – neither should ours.

Our Team 


Jody & Lindsey Gurley

Lead Pastors


Matt & Christy Taylor

Church Ministries Pastor

Creative Arts Pastor


Sean & morgan Turnipseed

Starkville Campus Pastors

Multiplication Pastors


Corey Ashford

Worship Pastor


Andy Setiawan

Student Pastor


Amanda Grabert

Early Childhood Director


Jesse & Barbara Ray

Senior Adults and Pastoral Care


Next Gen Ministries


The Assembly Kids


The Assembly Kids Academy

The center’s main mission is to assist families by providing a loving Christian environment for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. We offer both full time and part time daycare, plus after school care.



The Assembly Students