Our staff


  • Dewayne Helms | Dhelms@openarmsassembly.com

    Lead pastor

    Dewayne and Misty have been married since 2003 and have two beautiful daughters, Ayden and Asher. In the past, they have ministered as Men's Ministry Leader, Mpact Coordinator, and Youth Sponsors before joining full-time ministry as the Youth Pastors in 2015. Misty currently serves as the Coordinator of our City Outreach and Blessing Beebe ministries. Dewayne is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and is currently attending SUM Bible College. They desire to see people filled with the love of God in a family environment. 

  • Kenny Crawford | Kcrawford@openarmsassembly.com

    Associate Pastor

    Kenny has attended and served at Open Arms faithfully from a very young age. He is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and leads the SUM Beebe Campus as the Cohort Advisor. Prior to becoming Associate Pastor, he ministered as the head of the media department. His wife, Alicia, continues to minister as the MPACT Kid’s coordinator. Kenny and Alicia have been married since 2010 and actually met while attending the youth group together at Open Arms. They now have a son named Bradley, age 4, and are expecting a daughter in July. Both Kenny and Alicia are passionate about serving and strive to support the community and church they love. They are excited and believe that God has extraordinary things in store for Open Arms. 

  • Rhonda Weeks | rweeks@openarmsassembly.com

    CHILDREN's pastor

    Transplanted from California to Arkansas, Rhonda Weeks met and married Dwayne Weeks, a Beebe native, in 1980. They have two children, Trenton (wife, Whitney) and McKenzie Weeks, and one granddaughter, Madelyn. Rhonda has been a member and served the church in various capacities for over 30 years. She serves as the Children’s Pastor and her husband Dwayne serves in several ministries including: teaching Sunday school, children’s ministry team and worship team.  They love each other and the opportunity God has given them to serve Him as a family. 

  • Shirel Renneker | srenneker@openarmsassembly.com

    Office manager | church secretary

    Shirel Renneker is the daughter of Sylvester and the late Erma Brannon, who pastored churches at Hunter, Beebe, Augusta, and Lepanto, Arkansas. Shirel moved to Beebe when her husband Stanley was transferred on his job. She was the Business Manager for Wallace Baker Chevrolet in Beebe for 12 1/2 years. The Lord opened the door for her to become the church secretary at Open Arms Assembly, and she has been in that position ever since. Shirel and her husband Stanley have one son, a daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Shirel has attended Open Arms Assembly since 1973. She enjoys reading, collecting cookbooks and mouse figurines, and scrapbooking.

  • Leah Smith | lsmith@openarmsassembly.com

    worship leader | Receptionist

    Leah has been the worship leader at Open Arms for the past 8 years. She is a gifted songwriter, and in 2014 God inspired Leah to produce her first full length CD entitled, Heart Cry. Now, she is working toward releasing a new single in April 2018, as well as, her second full length album. Leah is a pssionate worshiper and hopes to inspire that in others. In addition to leading worship, she also works in the office at Open Arms producing graphics/promotional materials and assisting the needs of the Pastor and staff.