Alton Garrison serves as the assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God. In addition, he servers as the director of the Church Transformation Initiative which helps churches renew their spiritual vitality and reach their full kingdom potential.
Garrison served as executive director of U.S. Missions from 2005-2007; as superintendent for the Arkansas District from 2001-2005; and as pastor of First Assembly of God, North Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1986-2001. Throughout his pastorate, First Assembly saw significant growth, both numerically and financially. In 1996, First Assembly gave $1.4 million to world and U.S. missions. Garrison served as an evangelist from 1968-1985.
He has authored the books: A Spirit-Empowered Church, Acts 2 Church, Hope in America’s Crisis, The 360° Disciple and Building a Winning Team. Johanna Garrison authored the book: Tangled Destinies, an account of her family’s hardships through the Nazi holocaust and an Indonesian revolution and their subsequent immigration to the United States.
Garrison and his wife, Johanna, have one daughter, Lizette, and one grandson and one granddaughter.