Pastor Michael Petrucci

Lead Pastor


Pastor Petrucci is our Lead Pastor and primary preaching pastor. He currently leads discipleship efforts through a weekly Bible Study and most Sunday morning services. His style of preaching is expositional and he has just completed a 10 year journey through the entire Bible.

This bible school (background) in nepal was paid for by praise assembly

Pastor Petrucci arrived at Praise Assembly to serve as pastor in 1998. He is a native of Western Massachusetts, a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and also holds a Masters Degree in School Psychology from Rowan University in New Jersey. Praise Assembly is his 3rd pastorate, having planted New Life Assembly of God in Barre, Massachusetts and leading that congregation for 7 years. Following that ministry he was called to Beckett Assembly of God in Swedesboro, New Jersey and served faithfully for 13 years.

Pastor and Cathy at Patan Durbar, Kathmandu

While in New Jersey he also accepted two District level positions, that of Stewardship Director for 7 years and as Men's Director for 9 years, serving the Assemblies of God churches in the state of New Jersey. Concurrent with his position of leadership here at Praise, Pastor Petrucci was an adjunct staff member at Gloucester County College in Sewell, New Jersey for 12 years where he taught Sociology.

His passions are preaching both at home and abroad. He has a heart for missions and has led Praise Assembly to be ranked among the top 100 missions giving churches out of almost 13,000 Assemblies of God churches in America. He has been married to his wife Cathleen for more than 30 years and has three adult children and four grandchildren.