Missions Director

Rev. Richard Leksell is currently the Missions Director for the Assemblies of God, New Jersey District Resource Center. Apart from the Home and World Missions Departments, he also oversees the Church Planting Department.

Prior to joining the District Council in 2002, Rev. Leksell pastored at First Assembly of God in Bayonne, NJ, where he faithfully served for 23 years.

He is a graduate of Free Gospel Bible Institute and has been involved in various facets of ministry. He also has a Bachelor’s degree from Isaiah College of Ministry and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Isaiah College of Ministry.

He has traveled to many countries all over the world assisting with missions and church planting work. Some of his travels include: Macedonia, Ghana, Benin, Israel, Austria, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Thailand, Togo, Swaziland, South Africa, Nicaragua, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Honduras, India, Scotland and Antigua.

Rich and his wife Nancy, have three daughters: Christine, Anita and Rebecca, they also have six grandchildren.