Dr. Paul R. McDonald
Paul McDonald and his wife, Cindy, live in Columbia, MO. Paul serves in a dual position as District Business Administrator and District Treasurer for the Northern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God located in Columbia, MO. Cindy worked at the District office for six years as the Credentialing secretary, and has recently resigned.
Pastor Paul and Cindy McDonald have been married and in ministry for over 30 years, having met at Central Bible College. Upon their graduation from CBC, Paul was privileged to serve at his home church, Tiffany Fellowship in Kansas City, MO. He remained on staff for 10 years, first as youth pastor and then associate pastor. He was ordained with the Northern Missouri District Council and received a Masters of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Paul left Tiffany Fellowship in 1994 to re-start a small struggling church in Northeastern Iowa, and while there he also served as interim pastor for a neighboring church for about a year. He remained in Iowa until the church was well established and in their own building.
In 2000, the McDonald family ventured up the “Al-Can Highway” 4500 miles to pastor the largest Assembly of God church in Fairbanks, Alaska. In Alaska, he served on the District Presbytery, met weekly with area pastors of all denominations, and was an interim pastor for a neighboring church for about three years. After twelve years of fruitful labor, Paul resigned in September, 2011, to come “home” to Northern Missouri, and accepted the District position to work alongside his mentor and pastor,
Pastor Ray Brewer, and to be a “Pastor to Pastors.” While serving in the District, Paul has had numerous opportunities for pastoral fill-in ministry and has been an Interim Pastor at five churches in the District. He also serves as a Boone Hospital chaplain, in Columbia, MO, and he recently completed his Doctoral degree (DMin) at Evangel University, Springfield, MO.
Paul and Cindy have two children. Melia and her husband Isaiah, serve at Nelsonville Assembly of God, in Nelsonville, Mo. Brenden, and his wife, Taylor, are currently serving as the associate pastors at Faith Assembly of God in Peru, IL. Paul and Cindy are Papa and Nana to 6 year old, Tobiah Daniel Jesch, and 3 year old, Julia Gail Jesch.