Pastor & Staff

A Message From Our Pastor

 Salem First Assembly is more than just a Church building, it’s a place where people can find HOPE in the name of Jesus Christ and a place that everyone can call home.  We want you to know that you are always welcome here!  We believe God has a divine purpose and a plan for your life if you truly want to discover it.

       The family of Salem First carry a desire to personally grow in our relationship with God and with those around us, so we may gain a greater understanding together as we learn and grow into everything God has designed and called us to do. We desire that everyone would find freedom through the forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  Our desire is to carry a daily focus on God's will and discover His purpose for our lives so that we can go into the world and make a difference in the lives of those who God brings into our path.  Our prayer is that you too would experience his life changing power found only in Jesus Christ and find your divine purpose for your life and your family.  

At Salem First, we are seeking to follow Jesus in every area of our life, and though we are all growing in our relationship with our savior we want to be intentional and purposeful in our pursuit of Jesus Christ.  I would like to give you a personal invitation to come and worship with us and we will believe you will experience the presence of God in the midst of the family of God.

Our Staff

Pastor Brian & Paula

Lead Pastor and Wife

Pastor Brian & Paula Corkum have been ministering at Salem First Assembly and the community of Salem County for 21yrs.  They came from Springfield Missouri in 2001. They have four wonderful grown sons, and four terrific daughters in love, and five awesome grandchildren.  The family of Salem First would love to see you in our family so you may have a part in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Everybody Everywhere”

Loretta L. Flagstad

Connect Kids/Executive Assistant 

 Loretta and her husband Tim have been with the church for many years.  Loretta has been serving as Director of our Connect Kids ministry.  She Also serves as the Executive Assistance. She and her family have grown up in the church and have impacted and influenced many lives over the many years.  They are such a blessing to the body  of Christ.  Their heart for God, for the people of Salem Assembly, and the community  in which they live and serve is seen daily.

Paula N Corkum

Director of H.O.L.F.P.

Paula Corkum has been the director of “Hands of Love Food Pantry” for 17 yrs.  It has served the community under her faithful leadership with dedicated workers who have touched numerous families over the many years in times of need. “Hands of Love Food Pantry” is open every second and fourth Monday of the month from 10am to 12pm. 

N.F.L. Youth Team

The NFL (New Found Life) Youth team are a  committed group who desire to see youth grow  in their relationship with Jesus Christ and work to help each youth find their God given purpose in life. We are grateful to each one who give their time to make a difference in the next generation. From (right back) Stephen Ferzetti, Juan Gomez, Loretta Flagstad, Angie Gomez, and Pastor Brian