Pastors & Staff

Andy Hoover

Lead Pastor

Pastor Andy was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge and is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God. Pastor Andy comes to MAOG after 8 years of successful ministry as the Lead Pastor of a church in Lancaster County and 7 years as a youth/associate pastor in Delaware. Pastor Andy has a passion for preaching the word and seeing the local church thrive. Pastor Andy and Lindsay were married in 2007 and have 3 beautiful girls. The Hoovers stay very active, if they are not at the church, you can probably find them at the local ball field, where the girls will be playing softball. As a family, the Hoovers enjoy sports, outdoor activities, and worshiping together.

Jacinda Smith

Children's Ministry Pastor

Jacinda married up when she married Jamie twenty years ago, and they have three great kids. Jacinda believes that kids can have their own full and vibrant experiences with God that will shape their destinies and the world in which they live.

Rod Kozikowski

Worship Leader

Rod has been a member of MAOG for over 20 years, he and his wife Pam have been married for 34 years.  They have two grown daughters, Kaitlyn and Amy, and also enjoy two grandchildren, Ezra and Cora. Through those twenty plus years, starting as a Kids ministry staff volunteer, then working his way up from Kids ministry to Youth ministry. As time went on he became employed on a part time basis doing cleaning and setup. In 2010 stepping in to a full time employee as Facilities Manager. As time went on and with the launch of our Lower Burrell Campus in 2014, Rod served as Worship Leader there for the next 6 years. Through lots of transitions, today, Rod is currently serving as Worship Leader for our main campus here at Monroeville. Rod says he will continue to lead the congregation to the Throne Room and will also serve where needed as the Lord leads.

Tammy Garris

Pastor of Women's Ministry

Tammy has a heart for wounded and broken women and desires to lead them to healing and wholeness. God has given her a ministry verse from Isaiah 61:1, "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because He has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound."

Jim Hart

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Jim Hart serves as Assistant Pastor at Monroeville Assembly of God. Pastor Hart has been serving in his role since November 2006. Prior to coming to MAOG the Harts pastored the First Congregational Church in McKeesport, PA for 21 years. Pastor Hart grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where he attended High School before going to Open Bible College in Des Moines, IA and California Open Bible Institute in Pasadena, CA. He has been married to his wife Joyce since 1954 and has two sons James (1959) and Jeff (1962).