*Due to a power outage at MAOG, VBS Day Camp will be held at The Fold on Thursday and Friday night from 6pm-9pm*


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 in 2000, 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.

Ryan Balderrama

Youth Pastor

Ryan and Michaela love doing life WITH STUDENTS! They consider it an honor to help students learn how to connect with God during their teenage years and love having the opportunity to invest in their lives! Ryan attended Central Bible College in Springfield MO, and graduated from Evangel University. His heart is to see students connect with God and live lives according to his plans and purposes. There is no student that God hasn’t called by name and destined to bring him glory. Ryan counts it a joy that he gets to help them see that. Ryan and Michaela come to Monroeville after 4 years of full time youth ministry in New Mexico and have a beautiful son named Benjamin Beau (We call him Beau). 

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

Care Pastor 

Tammy has a heart for the wounded and broken 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."

AJ Winters

Campus Pastor - The Fold

Pastor AJ is a Frostburg, Maryland native. He is a graduate of Life Christian University and a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife Grace have been married for 5+ years and have recently welcomed their first child, Malachi. Most recently, AJ served as the Director of Worship and Associate Pastor at Smithfield Assembly of God in Smithfield, Virginia before following God’s call for his life to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. AJ and Grace have a burning passion for service, discipleship, and worship. When they’re not working and changing diapers you can likely find them at PNC Park or at 5 Guys. Bring AJ a box of Cheez Its and Grace a jar of pickles and you will forever hold a special place in their heart!