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Pastor Randy Valimont, Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy Valimont, Senior Pastor of Griffin First Assembly of God, Griffin, GA is a graduate of Southeastern University. His vision for a School of Ministry was fulfilled when the initial program began in 1991 under his direction. For the past 2 decades, the school has equipped, disciple, and empowered the next generation of leaders. His motto for a successful ministry is summed up as: passion for God, a teachable spirit, and a strong work ethic.

Commitment to these principles has resulted in the growth of Griffin First Assembly from 400 to over 4,000 in Sunday morning attendance. More than 20,000 souls have dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ through the ministries of the church.

Pastor Valimont serves on numerous boards and committees for both the General Council of the Assemblies of God, the Georgia District, and Global Missions. His speaking schedule includes District Councils and Missions Conventions, as wells as mentoring to pastors and their boards. He has spoken in over 40 nations of the world. His most recent book is Finding Significance in an Insignificant Place.

Pastor Wes Wilson, Executive Pastor and Academic Dean

Pastor Wes Wilson is currently the Executive Pastor and Academic Dean of Georgia School of Leadership and Ministry. He formerly served as the Vice President for Student Life and Admission Management at Beulah Heights University.

Pastor Wes holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University, a Master of Ministry degree in Leadership from Southwestern Christian University and is currently working on his Doctorate of Higher Education and Leadership degree at Columbia International University. He also was a senior pastor of Community Worship Center, and founder, CEO for Vision Ministries, an urban outreach ministry.

Pastor Eric Speir, GSLM Assistant Director

Pastor Eric Speir has been in full time ministry for over 10 years and has served Griffin First Assembly for the past 3 years. He currently serves as the Assistant Director to the Georgia School of Leadership and Ministry, and Adjunct Instructor. He has received a Bachelors of Arts in Pastoral Ministries from Southeastern University. He has also received a Masters of Divinity in Practical Theology from Regent University and plans on working on a doctorate degree in the very near future. He is also a trained transformational life coach at a leading Christian coaching organization.

Pastor Eric is committed to developing young leaders for the next generation. He has dedicated his life to this through various ministry experiences that he has had the privilege to be a part of. He has served in other churches in the areas of Youth Pastor, Director of Ministry Development and as an Operations Pastors in a church plant.

Assistant Director

Eric Speir


Executive Pastor & Academic Dean

Wes Wilson