our Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Tom Lindberg

Lead Pastor

Tom Lindberg began his pastoral ministry in 1976 but has served as the Lead Pastor of First Assembly Memphis since 1994. As a preacher and teacher, Tom is known for his accuracy, clarity and practicality. Strongly believing that God’s Word applies to everyday needs, his communication is biblical, practical and easy to understand. Tom is an authentic man who loves his Savior, a devoted husband and father who cares for his family and a faithful shepherd who encourages our church family. He and his wife, Sandi, have three children and eight grandchildren. Tom earned a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree from Luther Rice Seminary.

Bob Geabhart

Music and Creative Arts Pastor

Bob Geabhart loves anything creative. As our Worship and Music Pastor, he gives direction to our Sunday worship experiences each week. He believes that it is through our worship that we are able to pursue God’s presence. Bob also directs and produces many large, seasonal concerts throughout the year. He and his wife, Dianne, have two children and seven grandchildren.

Adam Steinbach

Student Ministries Pastor

Adam and his wife, Amond, have been involved in many types of ministries throughout their lives. After growing up as pastor’s children, they knew that God was calling them to continue to serve in church ministry with their three children—Israel, Camille and Charlie. As a family, they are excited to be used in changing the lives of students at First Assembly Memphis. God has placed a call on their lives to see students come to know the Lord and grow closer to Him. They are passionate about worshiping God, preaching the gospel and building lasting relationships with their students.

Jason Waln

Families and Children's Ministries Pastor

Jason Waln began serving in ministry as a children’s pastor in 2012.  After graduating from Central Bible College that same year,  he was called into children’s ministry.  God opened his eyes to the amazing opportunity we have to plant the seed of faith into the hearts of kids. He has developed a passion for preaching and teaching fun, exciting and interactive bible lessons to help bring the Word of God to life in the eyes and the lives of our kids. Jason is so excited to be your children’s pastor and is committed to assisting kids and their families develop their faith and become fully devoted followers of Jesus! Jesus is the answer in our lives and it was Jesus who said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 19:14. Jason and his wife Christa have been married since 2010 and have a beautiful daughter, Annalise Grace. Ministering to kids and their families is their passion and if they haven’t yet, they can’t wait to meet yours.

Dr. Eddie Thompson

Adult Ministries Pastor

Eddie Thompson joined the staff of First Assembly Memphis in 1996 after serving 11 years in youth ministry. As Adult Ministries Pastor, he oversees many of our connect ministries, Life Groups and mission opportunities. He and his wife Jeannie are passionate about seeing our church body grow in Christ through community, fellowship and service.  Eddie and Jeannie have two children and three grandchildren.

David Cross

College and Singles Ministries Pastor

David Cross has over 30 years of experience in ministry. David is known as a man who loves God and people, and his passion to serve and minister to others is strong and contagious. He is a gifted speaker and teacher of the Bible who brings wit, experience, and truth to his ministry.  David and his wife, Robin, have 5 children—Marie, TJ, Christopher David, Jonah, and one granddaughter, Mia. One son, John David, who went to heaven in 2002 .

Bill Perez

Administrative Pastor

Bill joined the First Assembly Memphis staff in 2015 with over 25 years of administrative and leadership experience in the federal government. Bill and his wife, Eileen, have two children and two grandchildren. Bill’s desire is to serve God and people in a manner that would exemplify Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

First Assembly Staff

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Dianne Geabhart
Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor and Music & Creative Arts Pastor
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Diane O’Connor
Administrative Assistant to Adult Ministries Pastor and Recreation Director
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Becky Pollard
Administrative Assistant to Business Administrator and Youth Pastor
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Christa Waln
Administrative Assistant to Family Ministries Pastor/College and Career Pastor
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Janice Brady
Bookkeeper and Accounts Payable Assistant
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Lannie Abernathy
Director of Digital Media Ministry
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Cayli Trinidad
Creative Design Pastor
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Sue Berry
Housekeeping Supervisor
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Judi Riggs
Recreation Director
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Cristen Hall
Nursery and Preschool Director
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Keith Null
Maintenance Engineer
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Virginia Sanders
Senior Adult Fellowship Director
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