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Louisiana - Alexandria


The SUM Alexandria "cohort," located in Alexandria, Louisiana, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the SUM Alexandria cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by SUM Alexandria.

AFA Chuch is a revitalization church that has grown from under 30 people to over 160 by building strong and healthy youth, children, young adult, family, outreach and small group ministries in the last couple of years. Pastor's Jayson and Cori have a heart to bring dead things to life through the power of the Holy Spirit. AFA Church has also partnered with the Louisiana Assemblies of God to train SUM Alexandria students to also revitalize and plant strong and healthy churches all over the state.

Here is what sets SUM Alexandria apart:

  • Worship/Creative Arts Ministry/Media Ministry
  • Children/Youth/College Outreach and Discipleship
  • Louisiana Assemblies of God District Leadership
  • Community Outreach
  • Pastoral Training
  • US/ World Missions
  • Church/Youth Ministry Revitalization and Planting
  • Leadership/Administration Development

Visionary Leadership



Jayson and Cori both graduated from Birmingham Metro Master’s Commission in 1998. They have been married since 2000 when they began their ministry together by pioneering Birmingham Dream Center and ministering in several neighborhoods, gangs and elementary schools in the inner city of Birmingham.

Since then they worked under the incredible leadership of Pastor Shane Warren at The Assembly West Monroe for almost 10 years as youth pastors and starting the SUM cohort in West Monroe. Jayson also served as Executive pastor during their tenure there. His passion is teaching the Word of God and connecting to people who need someone to stand beside them. Cori has been involved in youth evangelism, youth ministry, missions and creative ministry. Her passion is mentoring young ministers to be leaders of integrity that reach their full potential and calling. Together they have served as Co-Lead Pastors at AFA Church since December 2014.

Cohort Advisor


Morgan Woods is serving as the Cohort Advisor at AFA Church under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Jayson Heath and Pastor Cori Heath. He was called to full time ministry in 2006. He has dedicated his life to being connected to the local church and equipping believers to walk in their callings by serving the local body and continued education. Morgan graduated from Texas Bible Institute in 2008, attained an A.A.S. in Business Administration and an A.A. in Music Performance in 2010, and has also pursued continued education in Music Production and Biblical Studies. Morgan has served as a youth leader for 10 years, a worship pastor for 5 years and a young adult pastor for 3 years during his time in ministry. His heart is simple and his dream is big which is to fulfill his call and empower others to do the same.



AFA Church
3814 Bayou Rapides Rd
Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone: (318) 448-4200