Introduction of the Pastor

Pastor Rex Deckard   


Pastor Rex Deckard was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He received his BS degree from Indiana University, his Masters degree from Trevecca College, and did post graduate work at the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State and Drake University. He is also a graduate of Purpose Institute. He is a licensed K-12 School Administrator a certified teacher and a licensed realtor.

Pastor Deckard has been involved in a variety of ministry roles: planting churches, home missionary work, curriculum development for Word Aflame publications, teaching overseas in Papua New Guinea and Australia, and leadership development. His writing has been featured in numerous magazines, both secular and Christian. He has pastored churches in Tennesee, Indiana and Iowa. He is the Coordinator of Apostolic Training Institute, a distance learning initiative of the North American Missions Division, Church Planters U- Online, and is a member of the Iowa District Board of the United Pentecostal Church. He also serves as a counselor with Points of Refuge.

Family and Interests

The Deckard family consists of wife Brenda (a musician, songwriter and nurse), daughter Emilie and son-in-law Nathan Hussey, son Rex Adam and a dog named Kip. Pastor enjoys reading, writing, gardening, fishing, basketball and visiting historical sites. He has played the violin since he was nine years old.