After pastoring for 27 years, Phillip Cooper officially retired from The Apostolic Pentecostal Church on November 21, moving himself and his wife to Fulton, Kentucky.
Robert Cassaday, of Vandalia, was officially installed as the new pastor on November 22. After being Phillip Cooper’s Assistant Pastor for 20 years, pastoring at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church is an easy fit for Rob and his wife Karen. He will carry on the same schedule and same Bible-believing preaching and teaching as his elder. Rob believes that “Loving God and Loving People” is the only way to live. It’s how he’s lived his life and it’s how he’ll continue to live, as the new Pastor.
Rob and his wife Karen have six children, who were all raised in Vandalia, and six grandchildren. Rob works at Dawn Foods as a Refrigeration Technician and Karen at the Tri-County Care Center as an LPN and in Medical Records.
The service times for the church are Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The fourth Sunday of every month the evening service begins at 4 p.m. and is followed by a meal. The Wednesday night service begins at 7:30 p.m. and is broken off into age-appropriate classes. The Friday night youth service begins at 7:30 p.m. and is for ages 12-36.