Pastor Bert Flagstad

Associate/Care Pastor


Pastor Bert Flagstad is a seasoned veteran pastor who has chosen to complement the Praise Assembly pastoral staff with his unique gifts. He is an occasional speaker and teacher at Praise Assembly, is involved in many of the church's activities with his primary responsibility being focused on visitation. Within moments of first meeting Pastor Bert one might assume that his middle name is compassion. He is truly caring, compassionate, and competent.

Pastor Bert is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and trained for the pastoral ministry at Northeast Bible College. Upon graduation he planted and established the Evangel Assembly of God in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. During his tenure at Evangel he was able to lead the congregation in a building program which consisted almost completely of volunteer labor from within the church family.

Following 17 years of service to the church in Kutztown, Pastor Bert then was called to pastor First Assembly of God in Salem, New Jersey where he ministered faithfully for more than 11 years.

Then in February 2002 he was invited to join the staff of Praise Assembly where he currently serves as Associate Pastor with the portfolio of visitation. Pastor Bert is an excellent preacher and teacher of God's Word and is used regularly in pulpit ministry.

Dolores, his wife of 50+ years, has served faithfully by his side at each ministry post and presently is part of the worship team at Praise Assembly. The Flagstads have a son who resides in New Jersey and the proximity allows both of these grandparents to visit their two wonderful grandsons on a regular basis.