Lyndle DeCamp

Pastor

Our Family

Ministry Philosophy

I exist to love those entrusted to me.  I do this by helping, encouraging, equipping, and inspiring others to embrace life and move towards wholeness and maturity.  When I am gone, my legacy will be that those my life has touched are healthy in spirit, mind, and body and are helping others to achieve the same.

Work History

Work History

Jul 2013 - Present

Lead Pastor

Realife Assembly, North Sioux City, SD

I prepare sermons, organize worship services, recruit and train volunteers, and oversee the day to day operations of the church, as well as facilitate Advisory Team meetings.  I have lead the church through a name change, recruited staff, and helped the church focus on outreach.  Also, I have been involved in weekly staff meetings at a larger church that averages over 700 in attendance providing devotions and input as needed as well as receiving insight into my current leadership development.  I also serve our state district as a sectional representative (and the only lead pastor) on the youth and children's ministries leadership team.


Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

Young Adults Pastor/Media Tech/Administrative

Pittsfield Assembly, Pittsfield, IL

I helped perform pastoral duties during a pastoral transition for our church of 350, and led all the midweek services during that time. I was involved in almost every Sunday morning service in a platform role as well.  I led services for young adults and young families on a regular basis.  I participated in our pastors meetings where we discussed vision, direction, and creative elements for our services.  I also performed basic office duties while helping with the video recording and online video resourcing for our church. 


Jun 2001 - Sep 2008

Manager

Trinity Rentals, Pittsfield, IL

I worked directly under the owner helping in the management of our two stores. I was responsible for customer service, as well as overseeing of the staff. I was also responsible for our accounts payable and receivable, as well as filling out all federal, Illinois, and Missouri tax forms.

Oct 2006 - Sep 2008

Young Adult Ministry Leader

Pittsfield Assembly, Pittsfield, IL

My wife and I helped launch a ministry to the 18-35 year old young adults where the vision was to provide a place for people to belong before they believed, be loved before they were lovable, and challenged to go beyond the comfortable.  The national average for a young adult group in a church our size was 15 at the time, but our group was more than triple that number.


Aug 1994 - May 2000

Various Student Ministry Positions

Evangel University, Springfield, MO

I held many different ministry positions while I attended Evangel University.  Starting as a floor discipleship leader my freshman year leading devotions for my floor, and ending with being the chaplain for all commuter and married students at Evangel where I planned and led the commuter chapel once a month while serving on the commuter leadership council.

Jul 1998 - Aug 1998

Research Assistant/Missions Trip Leader

Evangel University, Springfield, MO and Spain

Assisted Dr. Eliezer Oyola with the planning and leading of a group of college students on the first ever Evangel endorsed 6 week 430 mile trek from Southern France across Northern Spain.  I planned the itinerary, set up lodging, and helped with the services each evening.

Top 5 Strengths from Strengthsfinder 2.0

1.  Belief   2. Achiever   3. Context   4. Connectedness   5. Strategic

Education

Education
Feb 2016 - Present

Ordination

Global Univeristy

I am currently taking the courses necessary to achieve ordination in the Assemblies of God.  The courses should be completed by late fall.

Aug 2009 - Mar 2012

Assembly of God Minster's License

Illinois School of Ministry/Global University

Through the Illinois District's School of Ministry and Global University's online program, I completed the courses necessary to obtain a minister's license with the Assemblies of God.

Aug 1994 - May 2000

Evangel University

I studied Spanish language, literature, and culture.  I also studied bible and theology courses. 

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2012 - Present

Ministry License

Assembly of God General Council

FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, and 400

FEMA

Certified in Incident Command Structure for Disaster and Emergency Response Leadership

2000 - Present

Security Officer Certificate

Burns International Security

Completed necessary requirements to be a security officer in IL

Mar 2009 - Mar 2011

EMT-B

National Registry/Illinois Dept of Public Health