PennDel District Superintendant
Dr. Don Immel is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, now the University of Valley Forge (’82), and Ashland Theological Seminary (’84), with a concentration in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Emerge Ministries, Akron Ohio. Don also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree through Southeastern University with the publication of his dissertation: Denominational Influence In Church Revitalization.
In full-time ministry since 1982, he has served as a youth pastor, pastoral counselor, and since 1989, as lead pastor in Uniontown, PA (18 years) and New Stanton, PA (6 years). Additionally, Don served the PennDel Ministry Network as a presbyter from 1997-2013, until the time of his election as Secretary-Treasurer.
In May of 2018, he was elected as the Pennsylvania-Delaware District Superintendent serving over 400 churches and 1,200 ministers. He is married to Robin and has three children: Benjamin, Rebecca, and Donnie, and four grandchildren.
Tom Groot has been happily married to Mandy for twenty-seven years and is blessed with three incredible boys: Micah, Levi, and Noah. Tom’s three great passions are the Lord, his family, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
After giving his heart to the Lord in 1994, Tom attended Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, then returned to his home church in Sandusky, Ohio, to be the youth pastor. Toward the end of 2008, he transitioned to Columbus, Ohio, to be the Student Ministries Director for the Ohio Ministry Network. Tom also served as the National Men’s Ministry Director for the Assemblies of God, Director of Student Discipleship for the National Youth Department of the Assemblies of God. Tom has served as a ministry coach, District Men’s Director and has the opportunity to share the gospel across the country. Currently, Tom is the Lead Pastor at Faith Church in his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.
Tom desires to encourage others to become all that Christ died on the cross for them to be and to empower leaders to create environments for discipleship and growth. Tom believes in teamwork and that together, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can change the world.
Scott is the lead Pastor at Transformation Church in Grove City. Scott served as an associate pastor at Abba Christian Center in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania for seven years. Feeling led by the Lord, he and his family began to attend Chapel on the Hill Assembly of God in 2011. Receiving encouragement from Pastor Chris Clark, Scott earned his ministry credentials with the Assemblies of God. During this time, he served in various ministry positions.
Through a series of incredible confirmations, God opened up an opportunity for the Lewis family to launch Transformation Church (TC) in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Pastor Scott, Laurie, Aileen, Gabriel and Aleah stepped out in faith in 2015 and began the preliminary process of establishing the church. The church launched ‘Every Sunday Services’ on March 20th, 2016.
Scott and Laurie are currently bi-vocational. They teach at George Junior Republic, a residential treatment facility serving court-appointed middle and high school youth from across the country. Scott pastors Transformation Church, while Laurie serves as the Director of Ministries. All three of their children are also involved in ministry at TC. In addition, the Lewis family is joined by an incredible team of dedicated leaders and volunteers who make ministry happen! Their greatest satisfaction in leading Transformation Church is witnessing the many lives touched and changed by the amazing, indescribable love and grace of Almighty God!