Carroll First Church

About Us

Following Jesus, Loving Everyone.

Our Story

We love Jesus!  We desire to live our lives for Him and to bring God’s love to the city of Carroll and the surrounding area. We are a multi-generational church with modern worship, times of prayer and relevant teaching from the Bible. We place value on reaching generations, and particularly young generations who are otherwise leaving the faith.

Our Values

Directed by Scripture

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it speaks into all situations we will face, as a church and as individuals.  2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.’

Saved by Jesus

Jesus declares that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We believe Jesus is the Son of God, that He lived, died and rose from the dead so we may be saved if we believe, repent and put our trust in Him. Romans 6:23, John 14:6

Desire to Serve

We believe love in action are most effective and powerful when they operate together! The people at Carroll First are a generous people, both in time and resources, and we desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus! Galatians 5:13, 1Peter 4:10

Authentic Relationships

We desire to be honest in our relationship with God, believing in the power of repentance and reconciliation to Him. We desire to be authentic with one another.  Not one of us have everything put together, and we are called first and foremost to love as Jesus loves! 1 Samuel 16:7

Empower Missions

We are called to live out the Gospel here in Carroll, but also around the world. One way we do this is empowering missionaries who take the Gospel around the world. It won’t take long before you hear someone talk about missions around here. Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8

Encourage The Family

Every family faces various challenges at any given time and we want to be a help and source of hope to your family! Because we value family, we value a multi-generational church! We will continue to make room and encourage believers of all ages. We will continue to build up the next generation by devoting time and resources encouraging them to grow in their faith and leadership. Joshua 24:15

Pray Boldly

We desire to come together as a church and take time to pray and seek God together. We also encourage each believer to spend time in prayer on their own.  As the church and as individuals we desire to be led by the Spirit, to step out in faith and pray boldly for the world around us! Hebrews 4:16, 1 John 5:14-15 Matthew 5:44

Marked by Hope

We desire to be known as a people who hope. Not hope in our own ability, but hope because we have a God who loves and cares for us.  As we grow to trust him more, hope becomes more and more a part of who we are. Joshua 10:25, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Our Team

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12

Dave Hagen

Lead Pastor

Dave, Ashley & their boys moved to Carroll in November 2016. Before moving to Carroll, Dave was the youth pastor in Wausau, WI and Ashley also led worship there. Their 4 boys enjoy playing sports, camping, hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything else boys enjoy doing.  Dave graduated from North Central University with a BA degree in Pastoral Studies and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. “We feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of this wonderful body of believers and of the community of Carroll!  We are so excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through Carroll First and we can’t wait to meet you!” –Pastor Dave

Bill Benson

Worship Pastor

Bill has such a passion and love for Jesus and for leading people into the Presence of God through worship!

DJ Perkey

Youth and Children’s Pastor

DJ & Joy Perkey moved to Carroll, IA Sep 30, 2017 from Bellevue, NE.  They both have been involved with Youth Ministry for the past 8 years and have a huge heart for this next generation.  DJ & Joy were married in April 2015 and have no kids yet, but plan on it sooner rather than later. Their hobbies are hosting friends & family, eating, and traveling. 

Emily Ferneding

Konnect Kids Leader

Emily is an incredible part of the leadership at Carroll First!  Her love for children of all ages is more than evident as she makes the weekly lessons relevant and fun for them as they grow in their relationships with God.

Doctrine And Affiliation

Carroll First Church is an Assemblies of God congregation. See the 16 Fundamental Truths here.

Carroll First Chruch

Carroll First Church 
Following Jesus, Loving Everyone.