Don Hayes, Lead Pastor




Don Hayes has been on staff at Newton First Assembly since December of 2011. He attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and is an ordained minister by the Iowa Ministry Network. Don has been in ministry since 1982 and is currently an Executive Presbyter for the Iowa Ministry Network. Don is married to Becky Hayes and has three adult children.

Lori Eilers, Children’s Pastor


Lori Eilers has been on staff at Newton First Assembly since November of 2013. In 2005, Lori became a certified minister by Global University and in 2013 she earned her license to preach at the Tennessee School of Ministry. She has been active in children’s ministry since 1986 and has worked in churches in Texas, Tennessee, and Iowa. She is married to Randy Eilers and has two adult children.


Connie Thompson, Secretary


Connie has been on staff as secretary since 1990! Connie attended North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has called Newton First Assembly “home” for her whole life!



James and Katie Brown, Youth Ministries


jameskatieJames and Katie have been married since May, 2014. James is a licensed minister through Global University and Katie received her degree in education through Drake University. James and Katie have a passion to reach teens for Christ and have served at Newton First Assembly since February, 2015.


All staff may be reached by the church office phone at (641) 792-4365.