Gentry & Alexis Mangun

Senior Pastor

Gentry has been involved in various areas of ministry at The Pentecostals most of his life.  In 2004 he acknowledged a call to ministry and began pulpit ministry in addition to his other leadership roles at The Pentecostals of Alexandria.  He currently serves as Senior Pastor.
Alexis Mangun studied psychology at Louisiana State University Alexandria.  She received her degree in Psychology with a minor in International Studies from Liberty University.  Her kindness, love for people, and attention to detail are just a few of the traits that make Alexis a vital part of the dynamic team made up of her and Pastor Gentry.

They enjoy spending time together with their beautiful daughter, Izabel, and their little boy, Gad. 
Pastor & Mic

Anthony & Mickey Mangun


Anthony Mangun was an infant in 1950 when his parents accepted the pastorate of  what would become The Pentecostals of Alexandria. He is a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria.  He attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and Louisiana College in Pineville, LA before going into full-time ministry as an evangelist in the late 1960s.  Following six years of itinerant ministry (1969-1975), during which he married Mickey Lumpkin (1972), the couple settled in Plano, Texas where they began the work of growing a church in the Dallas metroplex.  They served as pastor at Abundant Life Church from 1976-1981.  In 1981, the Manguns moved back to Alexandria, Louisiana and became co-pastor with his father.  He now serves as Bishop of The Pentecostals of Alexandria.

If you’re learning about POA, you certainly will want to know about our beloved “Mick.”  She is the wife of our Bishop and the mother of our Senior Pastor and a friend to all. While a gifted singer and musician, her true talent is loving people. These days, much of her time is invested in our SEVEN Ministry: a restoration ministry she started several years ago. 
Bishop and Mick have two children: Miquell (Mrs. Jeff Hennigan) and Gentry (wife, Lexie Dauzat Mangun).  They have two granddaughters, Eva Hennigan and Izabel Mangun, and two grandsons, Gibson Hennigan and Gad Mangun.

Andrew & Danielle Cox

Associate Pastor

Andrew became a member of The Pentecostals of Alexandria when his family moved here in 1998. After graduating high school he chose to attend Louisiana Tech University. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. Following nearly 6 years of accounting work Andrew joined the staff at The Pentecostals of Alexandria in 2012 as Student Pastor.

Andrew’s wife, Danielle, is a life-long member of The Pentecostals of Alexandria. She stays extremely busy overseeing the decor and beautification of the POA campus, being the Executive Producer of POA's Easter production, Messiah, and she plays an integral role alongside Pastor Andrew in helping to lead the great people of POA.

Together, they enjoy life with their two daughters, Emma-Claire and Gracyn. 

Ryan & Angie Franklin

Assistant Pastor

Ryan Franklin joined the staff at The Pentecostals of Alexandria in February of 2005 as an assistant to the Pastors, returning to POA (his home church) after being involved as an Assistant Pastor in a North American Missions church in Alexandria, Virginia.  He currently holds the office of Assistant Pastor, where he is responsible for the oversight of the adult ministries of the church including The Discover Path, POA Life Classes, Kingdom Life Sunday School Class, and many others.  He also has a heart for world missions and is involved in overseas evangelism that provides opportunity for his ministry to reach beyond our walls.
Ryan has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministries, with specialization in Pastoral Counseling, from Liberty University.  He is the author of Salvation Made Simple (a one lesson Bible Study on salvation, with over 40,000 copies printed and distributed world-wide, published in five languages) and The Bible Made Simple, a 13-lesson overview of the Bible and man’s history.
Ryan’s wife, Angie, holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Educational Leadership. She currently serves as an elementary principal.
Ryan and Angie have two children, Olivia and Neil.
Ryan & Angie Franklin

Gary & Sharon Maxwell

Executive Pastor

Executive Pastor Gary Maxwell joined the staff at The Pentecostals of Alexandria in April of 1997.  He is responsible for campus operations, financial/legal administration, human resources, guest relations, and information technology.  He also is responsible for the operation of the bus/van garage operated by POA and the oversight of construction and renovation projects on the POA campus and properties.
Gary brings 25 years of experience serving the Department of Veterans Affairs, in the role of Director of Materials Management while simultaneously serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Valex Federal Credit Union, a position he continued to hold until 2010.

Gary and his wife, Sharon, have two sons and four grandchildren.
Gary & Sharon Maxwell

Garen & Barbara Stanley

Student Pastor

Garen and Barbara are the ever-energetic and passionate leaders of REFUGE Student Ministries.
Their love for people and for laughter is certainly contagious. Their heartbeat is to reach the students of our community with the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ
Even while spending countless amounts of time with our REFUGE students and staff, Garen and Barbara make it a priority to be incredible parents to their daughter, Kylen, and two boys, Gunner and Oaklyn.
Garen & Barbara Stanley