Pastoral Staff

Church On The Green's Pastoral Staff  is comprised of  ordained Assembly Of God ministers. 

  • It was Pastor Ben E. Leonard's vision for reaching the retirement communities of the Northwest Valley that inspired him to take on the leadership of First Assembly of God of Sun City West in January 1998.

  • Pastor Loren Gerdes and his wife Nancy moved in 2001 from Wisconsin to join the ministry staff.  Both are Midwesterners, growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

  • It has been Peter's desire to do what the Lord has directed for his life.  That being said, he has been doing Pastoral Care at Church on the Green for many years.  His constituents are all those in the hospitals, care facilities, and at home.


  • Pastor Larry Tuton’s roots are in the Nebraska farm country.  Both of his parents were born and raised in Nebraska.  He and his family migrated to California in 1949.  It was there that the Lord called Larry into the Ministry.