What We Believe

We are an Assembly of God church affiliated with the Iowa Ministry Network.  We are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in our services and our lives.  Our mission is to “grow faith & share faith”; growing in our faith through studying God’s Word, living in honest relationships with each other, & worshipping Him not only in our services, but with our lives – and sharing our faith through telling others about our faith & simply serving others in love.



Don’t worry about getting dressed up, just focus on getting here! Sundays are a celebration here at Algona Faith. We will sing, pray, and share a Bible-based message. Expect service to last about 90 minutes and include: fast and slow songs, announcements, offering, and a message from Pastor Rob or Pastor Anna. We also regularly celebrate communion and share about missions efforts from around the world. Before we leave for the morning, we meet in small groups, called Growth Groups, for about 30 minutes – there we discuss the morning’s message & share insights from our own lives. If it’s your first time, you can use the opportunity to meet Pastor Rob and Pastor Anna! Children in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend Sunday morning service, too; they stay with their families through most of the service and are dismissed to a program designed specifically for them in a room also designed for them! Nursery is provided throughout the entirety of the service.



During the school year, there is something for everyone at Algona Faith. From nursery all the way to adults, we are sharing Jesus with every age in a program uniquely designed for them. Nursery is available from age 0-3, FaithKids is a midweek service for pre-K to 5th grade kids, and 6th-12th graders meet for FYM (Faith Youth Ministry). Adults enjoy an interactive Bible study with Pastor Anna.
During June and July, we have a midweek service for the entire family which includes, worship, prayer, and a mini message.

Our Leadership

Pastor Rob & Pastor Anna Thoreson

Lead Pastors

Pastors Rob and Anna came to Algona Faith in August of 2015. Pastor Rob received his undergraduate degree from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Pastor Anna received her ministry training through Berean School of the Bible, also located in Springfield, Missouri. They are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God and have almost 40 years of youth ministry experience between the two of them. Pastors Rob and Anna were married in 1998 and have two children: Eli and Sarah. As a family, they are passionate about two things: loving God and loving people. They are also avid Star Wars fans.

Pastor Curtis & Pastor Alissa Trulson

Children’s Pastors

Pastor Alissa Trulson is a native of Algona, and has been a member of Algona Faith for most of her life. She has been involved in children’s ministry for 10 years and became our Children’s Pastor in June of 2015. Pastor Alissa completed two years of Master Commission in Springfield, MO, received credentials through the Iowa School of Ministry (ISOM) and is currently a Licensed Minister. Her hobbies include, painting, traveling, writing, reading a good book, listening to oldies music, Jane Austen, anything British and Sci-fi (Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Doctor Who).
Pastor Curtis has served in children’s and youth ministry in Iowa and Indiana.  Pastor Curtis is a Certified Minister through ISOM and will be Licensed in 2017.  When he’s not at church, Pastor Curtis works as a forklift driver and enjoys working out, running, spending time with Pastor Alissa on leisurely walks or watching a good movie at the theater.

Jess Biddle

Youth Director

Jess and her husband Josh live 30 minutes west of Algona in Emmetsburg. They have 4 children, Faith, Andrew, Abby, and Mariah. Jessica received her AA in children’s ministry from North Central University, in Minneapolis, MN, in 2004. She is passionate about our youth and seeing them grow in God’s word and to see them develop into young men and women who will change the world. She has been our youth director since 2016; prior to that, she had helped in numerous other ministries. Jessica also works for the Emmetsburg school district as a Para professional. In her spare time she likes to read, to help the school with their theatre program, and to camp with her family in MN. She also loves to go 4-wheeling and going to the range with her husband.

Marcia Overstreet, Administrative Assistant

Marcia assists Pastors Rob & Anna with the ministry and finances of the church. She also serves on the Worship Team as our keyboard player and is a singer. Her family began attending in 2002 and started working in the office in 2006. Marcia knows God has called her to use her gifts to serve Algona Faith. Marcia is married to Dale and lives in Burt. Together, they have 4 grown children: Nicole, Adam, Ben, and Olivia.