Meet our pastoral team

Meet our pastoral team

Lead Pastors

Pastors Britt & Joni Brooks

Associate Pastor

Pastor Gary & Tammy Grisham

Welcome to Van Buren First Assembly, we are glad you are here! I came to VBFA in December of 1980, to serve as youth pastor. After coming here I met the love of my life, Tammy, and we have served in many areas over the years. We’ve served as youth pastors, super church pastors, worship pastors, and christian education pastors. Presently, we serve as associate pastors and senior saints pastors! We have two daughters, Megan & Andrew Harrison, Amber & Darren Overton, and six wonderful grandchildren, Cade, Gunner, Porter, Truitt, Coleman, and Bennett!

Youth Pastors

Pastor Cody & Lauren Dunn

We are the Student Pastors at VBFA where we have both attended our whole lives and grew up together as childhood friends. After falling in love and getting married in 2011, we both landed our dream jobs as student pastors and an english teacher at Van Buren High School. We have a heart for our church and our community. We enjoy browsing for antiques and kayaking in the summer. Most importantly we love coming home to our baby boy Boston and our dog Oakley.

Young Adult Pastors

Pastor Chad & Laken

Kids Pastors

Colby & Ashley Scott

I have worked here as the media pastor at VBFA since spring of 2017. Around that time I met Ashley and we got married in November of 2018. We have served as Jr High Pastors for Pastor Cody & Lauren since May of 2018. And since November of 2019, we also serve as Kids Pastors. I(Colby) have moved on from Jr High Ministry to focus on Kids, and Ashley has filled the role of Jr High Pastor. We are both looking forward to graduating college. I will be graduating with a degree in Marketing & Media Comm and Ashley will be graduating nursing school. We both love spending time with each other and hanging out with friends.

Finance Administrator

Andrew & Megan Harrison

I am the finance administrator here at VBFA, Megan & I have moved back home in the fall of 2019 after a 9 1/2-year career with Walmart starting in 2010 here in Van Buren, Arkansas and concluding in Michigan. A little about us, we were both raised here at VBFA; where we were saved, filled with the Holy Ghost and married in 2005. We have 4 remarkable boys, Cade Ryan, Gunner Joe, Porter Ray and Truitt Wayne and have an unfathomable passion for this area. We enjoy spending time with family, friends and growing spiritual. We look forward to meeting, connecting and growing with you and your family!

Administrative Assistant

Debbie & Joey Dunn

I have been on staff at VBFA for over 25 years and have served as Administrative Assistant for 21 years. I love God, my family and my church. Me and Joey have been married for over 34 years and serve in every area possible. We have 3 sons, an amazing daughter-in-love and a precious grand-baby!


Christi & Daniel Swafford

I joined the church office staff in 2009 and serve as a receptionist, secretary and volunteer coordinator. I’m married to Daniel Swafford and he serves as the safety team coordinator. We have 3 daughters Caelyn, Raegan & Joslyn and we are dedicated and loyal in serving at VBFA.

Childcare Director

Amy Pettigrew

My name is Amy Pettigrew and I am the Director at KidSpace Childcare! I have a degree in sociology from Southern Nazarene University and have worked in childcare for 19 years. I am a mom of 4 and I loved being able to help other parents by offering a safe and loving place for childcare. Prior to coming here, I worked for 3 years for the state of Arkansas in child care licensing. I have enjoyed monitoring and viewing all the daycares in our area. Being in childcare licensing gave me lots of ideas on what works and what doesn’t work in childcare. I’m excited to be the director of KidSpace, and I look forward to providing quality childcare to your children in a loving Christian environment.

After School Program Director

Aliena Schweizer


Yanira Moz