Who We Are:

Pastor John and Fran Hensel have  served the congregation of Christian Life Assembly of God for more than 10 years. Their marriage of over 25 years, has produced a loving family committed to serving the Lord, and an ability to help others build strong Christian marriages and families.  Pastor John's unrelenting Passion for ministry to men and unity within the Body of Christ has led him to serve as both Presbyter, and Director of Men's ministry for Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God. He also has served on the boards of several state and community ministries. Pastor John is an anointed communicator who presents a clear life changing message with humor and relevance. Through opportunities to speak to various congregations and groups around the nation and overseas John delivers a message of hope and truth from a unique insight into God's Word that continues to transform lives.


   Fran Hensel serves as Pastor Hensel's personal secretary, helping him coordinate his responsibilities with the church, the community, and the district ministries. She also helps with the logistics and coordination of daily operations and various church events. Fran also coordinates with visiting missionaries and has been on several missions trips herself.

               "Being a part of Christian Life Assembly of God Family has been such a blessing."


Maria Leon

Church Financial Officer

Fran Hensel

Pastor Hensel's

Personal Secretary

Senior Pastor

John Hensel

and his wife


Christa Hensel

Church Office Secretary

Christa has served as the Church Office Secretary for over 5 years. She produces all the church materials needed for the every week functions of the church along with special banners, posters, CD's, programs, and event registrations for the church and ministry events. Christa also helps plan and coordinate various church and ministry events. She has been on several missions trips and currently serves as an officer in women's ministry.

                              "It is a pleasure to bring vibrancy and life to the productions of the church."


Pastor Al and Mary Gaither

Children's ministry


Pastor Al and Mary Gaither have been members of Christian Life Assembly for over 7 years. They have over 20 years of children's ministry experience, and Mary serves as an elementary school teacher in the Hernando County School system. Pastor Al serves as the Children's Ministry Representative for Pasco and Hernando Counties. The Gaithers have a call on their lives to reach children for Jesus Christ. They led a ministry team in 2011 to minister to children in Vienna, Austria. They lead a strong staff of volunteers to minister in Children's church, and Wednesday night Children’s Ministries.

"Empowering the kids to be future leaders of tomorrow's church."


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Jonathan Hensel

Facility Maintenance


Pastor Chris Lewis

Youth Pastor

Video & Sound Director

Music Director

Ministries Our Mission

Pastor Chris is the pastor of student ministries & has been working with young people for over 8 years. His desire is to see students have a passionate, thriving relationship with God not only now, but as they transition into college and into the rest of their lives. He understands it isn’t enough just to minister to students on Wednesday nights, but we must connect them with the greater body of Christ. Young people are not the future of the church, but are a part of the church today! Pastor Chris works closely with our students to develop the giftings the Lord has given them. He also oversees the sound & media ministries of the church as well as working as Music Leader for the Music Ministry Team and Band. Pastor Chris is also the section 7 Youth Ministries Representative.