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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

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Dylan King is serving as Cohort Advisor for SUM Alexandria at Connect Church. Dylan is a graduate of SUM West Monroe with a B.A. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in pastoral ministry. Dylan has been called to ministry since the age of 14. He has a passion for preaching the Word and connecting with people. Dylan is married to Sierra King, also a graduate of SUM West Monroe. Together they live in Pineville, Louisiana where Dylan loves to hunt, fish, watch LSU play ball, and just be outdoors. Together they hope to see this generation reach their incredible potential for the Kingdom of God.



Connect Church
Phone: (337) 305-2398

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