Johnny Summerall

Senior Pastor


Johnny & Janice were both born and raised in Waycross. Both their families attended church at wfa, formerly known as First Assembly of God. They attended youth group together and were married at wfa. 


In 1994, Johnny became the pastor of wfa. Johnny & Janice count it a privilege to serve as Pastors of their home church. 

They have two children, Bekki and Chip. Bekki is married to Charlie Perkins and they have 3 children. Chip is married to  Miranda.

Dee Meadows

Youth Pastor


Dee is a very active part of this community, not only as the Youth Pastor but also as a Lieutenant for the City of Waycross Fire Deptarment. 

Dee took correspondence classes with Global University pursing Ministerial Credentials. 


Dee is married to Crista and they have one son, Will. 

Dorothea Boatright

Children's Pastor & Financial Secretary


Dorothea (Aka "Thea") has been very involved in ministry as far back as she can remember - she is the third generations of Carters in Ministry. Growing up in church, she always enjoyed it but never thought that she would be in full time ministry as a single woman. Thea attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, pursuing Early Childhood Education, while working part time as a Children's Pastor in Jesup, GA. 

In 2008 Thea graduated with her Associates in General Studies and began pursing ministry classes at the Georgia School of Ministry in Macon, GA. She realized that God had called her full time and joined the WFA staff in March of 2008. In December 2012 Thomas and Thea were married and now have two boys, David & Jonathan. 

Shane & Ambie Watson

Worship Pastors


An anointed couple with a heart to serve, Shane and Ambie both grew up serving in church. They married in 2009 and have since traveled together leading worship at various churches, as well as serving in youth ministry.


Shane and Ambie are passionate about leading worship and have penned several original songs. They both have a calling to share the gospel through music and the Word. Shane and Ambie found their home at WFA in 2017 and now serve as the Worship Pastors. Shane and Ambie, along with their children, Jared and Alaina Beth, make their home in Blackshear. 

Crista Meadows

Life Ministries Director


Crista graduated from Valdosta State University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has worked 13 years at the local hospital as the department manager of Case Management Services.


As Life Ministries Director at WFA Crista teaches and coordinates adult discipleship classes. She has been teaching adult discipleship classes at WFA for about 10 years. Crista is married to Dee Meadows, Family Life Pastor, and they have one child, Will. 




Crista has been used of God even outside of the church through missions and other speaking engagements. In 2015, Crista published her first book, My Brokenness but His Greatness, which is available on Amazon. 



first assembly

1150 Darling Ave

Tel: (912) 283-9100