Our staff

  • Kenny Crawford

    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. 

  • Dewayne Helms

    Youth pastor

    Dewayne and Misty have been married since 2003 and have served in full-time ministry since 2015. They have ministered in a variety of roles as youth sponsors, Men's leader, Mpact leader, and are now serving as Youth Pastors. They have two beautiful daughters, Ayden and Asher. 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.

  • Rhonda Weeks

    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 Weeks and McKenzie Weeks. Rhonda has been a member and served the church in various capacities for over 30 years. She serves as the Children’s Pastor and East Area Coordinator of JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz). Dwayne is the Men’s Ministry Leader in addition to teaching Sunday School, Children’s Ministry team and worship team. Trenton and McKenzie currently serve in the Children’s Ministry in addition to sponsors in the Youth Ministry, Youth Worship Team and graphic support. They love each other and the opportunity God has given them to serve Him as a family. 

  • Shirel Renneker

    Office manager | Administrative ASSISTANT

    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 mice, and scrapbooking.

  • Leah Smith

    worship leader | Receptionist

    Leah currently serves at Open Arms Assembly of God, where she has been the worship leader for the past 7 years. She is a gifted songwriter and in 2014 God inspired Leah to producer her first full length CD entitled, Heart Cry. Leah is a pssionate worshiper and desires 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.