Word Of Light Fellowship


Meet Our Pastors


Nathaniel & Stephanie Rhoads

PastorNathaniel (Nate) Rhoads and his wife Stephanie came to Winnemucca to serve our

church in the fall of 2008. Nathaniel is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of

God and both Nathaniel and Stephanie are graduates of Bethany University (CA), where

Stephanie earned an M.A. in Teaching. She has taught in two of our local elementary

schools, as well as coordinates children’s ministries for the church. Nathaniel also

graduated from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (MO) and serves as

the regional presbyter for northern Nevada.


Articles & Resources for Church Workers

  • Starting a Greeter Program
    Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
  • Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
    One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
    “I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.