Our Church Staff
Rev. Travis E. and Diane Bittle - Senior Pastors
Pastor and Mrs. Diane met when they were just fifteen years old in a 10th grade History class at Saks High School in Anniston, Alabama. They have been married for since January, 1970 and have been the Pastors of our church since 1993. Mrs. Diane traveled and sang with her parents in a gospel group, and Pastor was lead singer in a rock band. Mrs. Diane attended First Baptist Church in Blue Mountain, Alabama, and Pastor attended Ohatchee Full Gospel Assembly of God in Ohatchee, Alabama. They have one son, Todd Bittle, who is married to Kim and daughter Kristi who is married to Drew Ness. They have three wonderful grandchildren; Austin, who is seven; Zackary who is five; and Gavin who has just turned one. Our Pastors are very passionate about Christ, His Church, and His Word. Pastor Bittle preaches with enthusiasm, passion, creativity, and with dedication whether it is preaching to a few or a few thousand. He has done both. Our Pastors work as a team while complementing and strengthening each other. Diane is an accomplished pianist and singer, and she leads our Praise and Worship Team. "We have a burden to reach the City of Tallassee for Christ and a vision to establish a powerful Pentecostal witness in our community."If you do not have a church home, nothing would please us more than to have you come and worship with us at Tallassee First Assembly. We would love to share our burden and vision to reach the City of Tallassee for Jesus Christ.God Bless You, All! With Love,
Pastors Travis and Diane Bittle
Bobby Hornsby - Associate Pastor
Lisa Hornsby - Christian Education Secretary
Teresa Atchison - Minister of Music
Michael Griggs - Church Administrator
Kipp Griggs - Christian Education Director
Scott and Lauren Hammonds - Children's Ministers
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”
“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.