Pastor and Sister Wyatt
Pastor Tony Wyatt came to Mt. Vernon with his wife, Linda, and their then-four children (a fifth child was born to them later) from Cassville in 1989 to found the Apostolic New Testament Church. They came here as North American missionaries for the United Pentecostal Church International, because there was no United Pentecostal Church in Mt. Vernon, MO. Under their leadership, the church has grown into a vibrant revival church. Throughout his years of ministry, Reverend Wyatt has served the United Pentecostal Church as Sectional Youth Leader, Sectional Secretary, Sectional Presbyter, and Missouri District Home Missions Secretary.
Pastor Wyatt’s mission is to help people be successful in both the here and now and the hereafter. He tells everyone who comes to ANTC that his desire is for them to be successful in this life, for their homes to be successful, for their marriages to be successful, and for them to be successful in the life to come. His main goal is to keep reaching people and trying to help save lives.
Karen Converse serves as the church secretary as well as the church music director. Karen has served ANTC since 1996. She serves the church diligently by handling all administrative tasks and supporting the Pastor and his staff. The music department has grown to a 30-plus member choir, praise singers, musicians, and hand praise team over the years. We appreciate all Karen does for ANTC.
Jordan and his wife Stephany became youth pastors in May of 2019. Jordan serves the church in many capacities. He is also involved in the music ministry each week. Jordan and Stephany’s ministry has been a blessing to our youth. We are looking forward to seeing Thrive Student Ministries grow and go forward under their leadership.
Ladies Ministry Director
Pennie has been a faithful member of ANTC from its beginning. She has served as our ladies ministry director for almost 30 years. Under her leadership, the church ladies have supported and blessed the church through many activities and fundraisers. Pennie also serves as a Sunday school teacher and helps keep things running smoothly. We are thankful for her faithfulness, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Sunday School & Children's Ministry Director
Linda Wyatt has been the children’s ministry director for 26 years. Under her leadership, the Sunday School Department has grown to a staff of 20 teachers. She leads the Sunday School & Children’s Ministry on a weekly basis, making sure everything runs smoothly. Sis. Linda Wyatt is always there for teaching, leading, and assisting our teachers and children in whatever way she can. Our Children’s Ministry is touching lives on a weekly basis, and we are so thankful for the spiritual, relational, and organizational skills she brings to this ministry.