About Us

Our Mission

We believe that Jesus really is the answer to the love, peace, and hope that we pursue to give our life meaning and direction! He is the answer and we want to share that with those looking for an answer! (John 14:6)

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Our Vision


Loving God with everything within us and loving the people that His son Jesus suffered & died for is very important to us! (Luke 10:27)

GROW Together

We desire to grow closer to Jesus through a personal relationship with Him and grow together as a family of believers and fulfill our calling to build the Kingdom of God. (2 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 4:12, 1 Cor. 12:27)

REACH People

The love we have found is priceless and we want to reach out and extend that love to those who are searching, hurting, and/or confused in the world! (Psalms 34:8, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 19:10, Luke 4:18)

Our Beliefs

One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. Read More
(Is. 43:10-11, Matt 28:19)

The Word of God

The Scriptures are the Holy Spirit inspired revelation of God to man. They tell us who God is and how we should live in faith and conduct. Read More
(2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Thes. 2:13. 2 Pet 1:21)


Salvation makes us right with God and happens through Jesus Christ alone by repentance and the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Read More
(John 14:6, Titus 3:5-7)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The gift from God promised by Jesus and which is still active in our lives today. Read More
(Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4)

Fundamental Doctrines

You can find further explanation and teaching on these tenets as well as the rest of the 16 fundamental doctrines that we hold to as a church in the fellowship of the Assemblies of God by Clicking Here.

Dan and Gloria Cooksey

Senior Pastors
Dan Cooksey is the lead pastor at Ivan Assembly of God and is joined by his wife Gloria. They have faithfully served Ivan AG since April 2006. Pastor Dan and Gloria have lived in Wakulla County since 1971 and attended Ivan Assembly as laymen until 1998. In the fall of 1998, they started attending Oak City AG (now Generations Church) and served as care pastor for 8 years and interim pastor for eight months until March 2006. Dan worked for United Parcel Service and Gloria the state of Florida DHSMV before entering ministry and both understand “sitting in the pew” as much as “standing behind the pulpit.” Their love and compassion for this county have deep roots wanting all to receive Jesus Christ as Lord. They love walks on the beach, fishing, camping, and spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and four teenage GRANDkids. Dan is an ordained minister through the Assemblies of God.

Jeffrey and Natasha Pippin

Student Pastors
Natasha and Jeffrey have been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years. They have served as student pastors here for the last 17 years! They love their IAGSM family! Student ministry has been their passion and they look forward to seeing what God is going to do in and through this generation! They have a great dedicated team whom they consider their best friends, who faithfully serve along side of them on the youth ministry battlefield! Natasha is stroke navigator nurse by day and a Pastor's wife by night (that involves a lot!!) They have one son, Kohlson Pippin! They say Roll Tide, Let's Go to Disney, Where's the water?!

Ryan and Logan Dodson

Kids Pastors
Ryan and Logan have led the Kids Ministry at Ivan for the last 6 years. They enjoy building relationships with kids of this community and getting a chance to minister to them. As volunteers, they love serving under the Pastors here at Ivan Assembly of God, and are extremely thankful for the dedicated team of leaders that serve alongside them. Ryan is an Electrical Engineer and an avid outdoorsman. Logan is an Architect and loves going to the beach and shopping. They are excited for the future of IAGSM Kids and the opportunity to reach more of the community. They have one daughter, Kelley Anne!


Worship Leader
Natasha has a heart for worship. She has been a part of music ministry at Ivan, whether through student ministry or Sunday worship, for 15 years. She has a desire to help people of all generations to experience the power and presence of God in an authentic, refreshing way through worship. Natasha serves in student ministry at Ivan alongside her husband, Jeffrey. She is also a stroke navigator nurse at a local hospital. Their son, Kohl, serves as a part of the kids ministry at Ivan as well as a drummer. Jeffrey has 0 musical ability! Natasha loves her God, her family, her church, music, the beach, fishing and Disney.