Our Team

Here are a few of our key leaders.  We will be adding more as we go.  Click the names to connect via email.

  • John Newson

    Lead Pastor

        Pastor John was born and raised in Olathe Kansas and, as a child, became a member  of the same congregation he now pastors. 

         After graduating from Olathe High and then receiving his B.S.ed from Pittsburg State, he and his wife, Susan, began full time ministry as evangelists, youth ministry directors and youth camp coordinators for the Church of God of Prophecy in East Texas. 

         It is here they also began their pastoral ministry in Houston, eventually accepting pastorates in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and then Olathe in 1996.     

         Ordained as a Bishop in 1997,  John has served the International and Regional Church of God of Prophecy in various supporting roles and is currently working toward his M.A. in Religion.

         He and Susan have been married for almost 34 years and have two children, one in college and the other serving in the Army in South Korea.

         His personal vision for ministry is to continue being transformed by Christ and to help bring the Kingdom of God into more clear focus as a part of Prairie Center CGP and the Olathe community. 


    "We want to help others find help, hope and healing  in a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ."


  • Scott Fuller

    Student  and Young Adult Ministries Director


    Beginning as children, Scott and wife Crystal have been a part of this local church.  Their passion for Christ and this local church is the reason they have enjoyed serving God in ministry positions for the past 24 years,  including children, student/youth, worship, and women's ministries.
        Their two sons, Drew and Jared, are oftentimes found serving alongside them. 
        Scott and Crystal also serve as directors for our Summer Kid's Camp program and as Kansas directors of children and youth ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy.
        They are enjoying living out their God-given dream of being full time in Christian ministry.


  • Savannah Howell

    Children's Ministry Director

    Beginning to come to this church with her family at 18-months old, Savannah's love for God and His people have grown with her. In her early teenage years, it was apparent that she had a passion for working with preschool-age and school-age children and teaching them about the Lord. She is currently completing her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She & her husband, Grant,  love serving in ministry together.

    Savannah oversees Sunday morning Foundations of Faith kid's service, Wednesday Kid's Bible Club, the church nursery, bus ministry, and directs our Vacation Bible School during the summertime. Grant and Savannah also serve as co-directors for our Kid's Camp in the summer.

  • Rick and Karen Howell

    Worship Leaders

    Rick and Karen have served in the local church since their early teenage years.  Karen’s father and mother were Pastors throughout Kansas and served in other areas, such as youth camp, district leadership, and other ministries.  Rick’s church lineage includes a long line of ministry by parents and grandparents as well.  To serve the local church in some capacity was never a question as they grew older and took on more responsibility. After getting married in 1988, they have worked together to provide an atmosphere of musical worship each Sunday for over 25 years.  The goal is not necessarily perfection in music but providing an opportunity for worshipers to express their praise and thanksgiving to their Creator.