The Assembly church Staff

The staff here at The Assembly Church is comprised of a group of awesome and dedicated men and women who love, care and pray for every single member and guest that enters our doors. If you have questions for any of our staff, we welcome you to reach out and call our church office.

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  • Dr. Rodney L. Kyles

    Senior Pastor

    About Pastor Dr. Rodney Kyles

    I am Rodney Kyles and I am the Senior Pastor of The Assembly Church. I have been married

    to my beautiful wife Karman Kyles since 2002 and we have 3 amazing children, Kalel,

    Christian and my baby girl Raiyah. Karman and I along with our 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and scores of tropical fish make our home in Corona, California.

       I was born in Inglewood, California and raised in Compton, California where my family and I were members of Crenshaw Christian Center under Sr. Pastor Dr. Fredrick K.C. Price. This is where I was filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues at the young age of 6 years old. In 1988 my mother, Vera Kyles, moved us to the city of Corona located in the Inland Empire. I was privileged to grow up being raised in a strong Word of Faith Christian household not only under the teaching of such great men of faith as Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, but Brother Kenneth Copeland, and Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. 

       I never desired to be a part of the five-fold ministry but I can see that God has been equipping

    me for this my entire life. In 2011 I accepted the call of Pastor/Teacher and I have never looked

    back. I am honored to be ordained and licensed under my father in the faith Brother Kenneth

    Copeland and Eagle Mountain Church International. I have a passion for growing up children

    of God into mature sons of God; taking believers from the milk of the word to the meat of the

    word; helping them to see that we have been given power and authority in this earth and that

    we can and should have everything the bible promises us. As Pastor/Teacher of The Assembly

    Church I have the honor of leading a group of believers from all walks of life, helping them to

    discover their God given purpose. I love the Lord with all my heart and I truly love serving Him by serving others.

  • Karman R. Kyles

    Executive Administrator

    About Karman R. Kyles:

       My name is Karman Kyles and I am the wife of Pastor Rodney Kyles and the mother to three amazing teenagers.  We have been homeschooling our kids for the past several years and I have a passion for helping parents succeed at homeschooling. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Biola University).


    I serve as the Executive Administrator of the Assembly Church and I have the privilege of leading our Women’s L.O.V.E. Ministry, which stands for Ladies of Virtue and Excellence.  Although being a Pastor’s Wife and the Church Administrator requires that I wear many different hats, I believe that my most important role is coming alongside my husband to ensure that the vision that God has given us for The Assembly Church is carried out. It is an honor to serve God by helping to shepherd this precious body of believers and to teach them how to discover and fulfill their purpose. The Assembly Church is our family and my desire is to see them all Blessed and Prosperous in every area of their life. 

  • Dr. Marc T. Sakoda

    Deacon - Director of Operations

    About Dr. Marc Sakoda

       I’m Marc Sakoda and I have been with The Assembly church since the beginning, when we were just a bible study group, meeting at Pastor’s house. In being faithful to God and The Assembly church, God has promoted me to the position of Deacon here at The Assembly and Armor Bearer for Sr. Pastor Rodney Kyles.

       I am married to Shannon, we have two children, Taryn and Luke. I grew up going to church my whole life, but there was something missing. God was up in Heaven and I was down here on Earth. It was not until I met Pastor Rodney Kyles that I started to get the meat of the Word and get the revelation that God is inside of me. On February 7, 2010, I rededicated myself to God and have never looked back. That was the start of a personal relationship between God and I.

       I am on the Board of Directors for the Nathanael Foundation and a member of Chariots of Light motorcycle ministry. I am an ambassador for God and I enjoy being out in the community, talking and showing who Jesus is in my life. 


  • Reginald L. Kyles (Reggie)

    Deacon - Director of Ministries

    About Reginald Kyles:

       Hello, my name is Reginald Kyles (Reggie) and I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve in the capacity role as Deacon of Ministries at The Assembly Church. I serve alongside an amazing team that desires to spread and live out the mission statement of the church and the vision God has given my brother Pastor Rodney to carry out.  Under the leadership of Pastor Rodney, I oversee: the Men’s Ministry – More Than Conquerors and the Lady’s Ministry - LOVE, The Music Ministry, The Helps Ministry, The Assembly to Go Outreach Ministry, The Children’s Ministry, The Prayer Team, and The Building Fund Visionary Team.  I am passionate about seeing individuals and communities transformed by the power and love of Jesus.

      Prior to stepping into my current position at The Assembly, I was involved in Prison Ministry through a local church I previously attended, where I would visit inmates at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, weekly, to encourage them and teach them that there is a much better way to live by being transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

       I surrendered my life to Jesus in 1982, at the age of 7, and received the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, while in Sunday school at Crenshaw Christian Center, founded by Frederick K.C. Price.  As I walked with God through my adolescent years, it was my senior year in High School when I was compelled to attend Biola University for a formal Christian education. I graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Bible.

       I have been happily married to my beautiful wife Nicole since 2000, and have been blessed with five wonderful children: Cameron, Daylen, Reagen, Ethan, and Ryann.

       Sr. Pastor Rodney Kyles and The Assembly Church celebrated Deacon Reggie's promotion to heaven at 1:22 am Friday, September 10, 2021. Deacon Reggie played a tremendous role at the Assembly Church and we are all excited to see him and his infectious smile again!

  • Christina Durant

    Administrative Assistant & Director of Communications

    About Christina Durant:

    I am Christina Durant and I am the mother of two sons, Fabian Jr and Shawn. My family has recently grown with the addition of my beautiful granddaughter, Nilah Rose. I moved my family to Corona, California in 2009 where I still call home. 

    I have the honor of serving as the Assistant to the Pastor's Wife, Mrs. Karman Kyles.  I am a Team Leader for the Chariots of Light Motorcycle Ministry which is another tool that God has given me to minister to people. I was blessed to be able to purchase my first motorcycle this year! 

    I am truly thankful for how far I have come with the help of God and I am excited to see where He is taking me in the future!

  • Shannon Watanabe-Sakoda

    Assistant to Sr. Pastor & Director of Special Events

    About Shannon Watanabe-Sakoda:

       My name is Shannon Watanabe-Sakoda. I am Pastor Rodney Kyles' assistant and also serve as the Director of Special Events. I plan and coordinate the Assembly Church's larger events throughout the calendar year. I really enjoy working with the committee members to gather ideas in order to make our events not only fun and festive but done in excellence as well. 

       God has blessed me with a loving husband, Deacon Marc Sakoda and two awesome children Taryn and Luke. I enjoy spending time with my family and day trips on my motorcycle. I am a member of Chariots of Light Motorcycle Ministry and I love watching God work through us while we enjoy the ride.

       Marc and I have been a part of The Assembly Church since the very beginning and have enjoyed all of the growth and change that has occurred. I look forward to everything that God has planned for The Assembly Church and will continue to serve in any way I can.

  • Kalel L. Kyles

    Leadership Intern

    About Kalel Kyles:

        My name is Kalel Kyles and I am the son of Sr. Pastor, Dr. Rodney Kyles and Karman Kyles. I am 17 years old and have 2 younger siblings. I have been Home-Schooled since the third grade and I attend Nathanael Homeschool Academy where I am a Senior. I play football and basketball and I really enjoy reading! 

         As an intern in The Assembly Church Leadership I am under heavy training on how to lead  a team of people both spiritually and physically. I am also responsible for other various type duties around the church that may need the attention of the Leadership Team so that Sunday service runs smoothly. I am honored that my Dad has given me this responsibility in which I don't take it lightly. I am excited to continue learning and growing, following in the footsteps of my parents.  

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  • Nicole Kyles

    Director of Hospitality and Guest Services

    About Nicole Kyles:

         Greetings, my name is Nicole Kyles. I honorably serve at The Assembly Church in the capacity of Director of Hospitality and Guest Services. The ministry of hospitality and guests includes our parking lot attendants, greeters, information desk, and hospitality. The mission of this ministry is to ensure that all members and visitors feel welcomed with a smile and informed about The Assembly events, books, publications, flyers, booklets, souvenirs, etc. Our goal is to show the light of God with every interaction (Matthew 5:16 NLT) and to work with excellence and heartily as working unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:23 KJV).

         I am blessed to be married to Reggie Kyles for over 20 years, a strong man of God and my best friend. We have 5 marvelous children who also serve in various roles at The Assembly Church. We enjoy spending time together as a family and support one another in all endeavors.

         It is an honor to have been entrusted by Pastor Rodney Kyles to serve as the Director of Hospitality and Guest Services. I am excited for the future of The Assembly Church!

  • Ruth Brown

    Director of Usher Department

    About Ruth Brown:

         My name is Ruth Brown I am the Director of the Usher Department. As the director of this department I am to ensure that all visitors and members are greeted with a warm and friendly smile and to assist them as needed before, during and immediately following service.


         I grew up in Pasadena California where I was raised by both my father and mother Eddie and Milderd Smith.  I have 8 great siblings; 3 sisters and 5 brothers. I am blessed to have 4 sons; William, Daron, Christopher and Antony. Between the four of them I have 10 beautiful grandchildren.


         I am so blessed and thankful for the love of God and excited for the steps God has planned out for me with The Assembly Church. I am looking forward to the journey God has for me at The Assembly Church and I am honored to serve the church with excellence.

  • Chantel Stricklin

    Kid's Assembly Children's Director

    About Chantel Stricklin:

         My name is Chantel Stricklin and I am the director of the Kids Assembly Children's Ministry.

         I grew up in Orange County, California where I was raised by my mother and my grandmother. They were both loving and Godly women. I credit them for instilling in me the importance of faith in my life and the revelation of God's abundant grace.

         Now it is my turn to pass along that heritage of faith to the children that are a part of The Assembly Church Children's Ministry. My goal is to make learning about the powerful Word of God fun and intriguing to the following generations. I have learned from firsthand experience that if you "Train up a child in the way that he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it." I consider it an honor to serve God in this way and I am excited to see this ministry grow.

  • Veronica Kyles

    Director of Media Department

    About Veronica Kyles:

         Hello, my name is Veronica Kyles and I am the Director of the Media Department, where I gracefully serve in the production control room. I operate the video switcher and all other associated media devices as well as directing the camera crew.  I’m committed to the mission, vision, values, beliefs, and policies of The Assembly Church.

         I am a woman who loves God with all my heart and desires to do His will; giving GOD all the Praise and Glory. My life was forever changed the moment I encountered the love of God at the age of 10. It was at this age that I received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior and was filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues at Crenshaw Christian Center under the Pastoral guidance of Dr. Fredrick K.C. Price. 

         I studied at California State Long Beach to become a Certified Computer Programmer; I also received a Network Engineer certificate via my employer.  I have one handsome son who has brought my life much joy, I appreciate traveling and spending time with him.

    “I let the peace of God rule in my heart and I refuse to worry about anything (Colossians 3:15)”

  • Grace Agude

    Minister & Director of Outreach - Assembly to Go

    About Grace Agude:

    Hello, my name is Grace Agude and I am the Director of The Assembly Outreach entitled:

    The Assembly To Go

         I believe that every one of us created by God has a divine calling to fulfill here on earth.

    Many have been able to discover what their callings are and have pursued their goals in

    life with rigor and vigor. My life journey as a Christian has not always been fulfilling

    spiritually until God led me to The Assembly Church through my son. I always knew

    something was missing, and that which was missing I discovered at The Assembly Church. One may ask, what was missing? -THE WORD was missing;

         As an international Philanthropist, it’s humbling and honoring for Pastor Rodney Kyles and First Lady Karman Kyles to offer me this position to lead the church in the area of outreach. I am very grateful.

         I’m happily married with a kind hearted gentleman, loving husband and father, Engr. Sunday Agude for 32 years and God has blessed us with 5 amazing adult children; Chi, Nneoma, Nnamdi, Clinton and Mitchell. My family and I are looking forward to growing in the church and to keep working in God’s Vineyard of The Assembly Church in Jesus name. Amen.

Our Ministry Partners

At The Assembly Church, we don't pretend to serve our community alone. We have key partners and co-laborers we whole-heartedly support (both financially and with our time and other resources) that we would love to put you in contact with. If you are curious about this list of ministry partners, please contact us.