Our staff

  • Dewayne Helms | Dhelms@openarmsassembly.com

    Lead pastor

    Dewayne and Misty have been married since 2003 and have three beautiful daughters, Ayden, Asher, and Austyn. 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. Dewayne is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and a graduate of SUM Bible College. Misty currently serves as the Embrace Women's Ministry Director. They desire to see people filled with the love of God in a family environment. 

  • 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.