Pastors John & Alison Larkam
Pastors John & Alison LarkamSenior Pastors | Men's & Women's Ministries
Pastors John and Alison are so grateful to have the honor and privilege of serving the loving congregation of Impact Family Church and helping people walk with Jesus and fulfill their destiny in Him. They have been married since November 21, 1987 and enjoy serving the Lord together in the ministry, leading Impact Family Church and spending time with their family in the great outdoors with their black lab, Westin.

Pastor John

For as long as he can remember, Pastor John has had a heart for God. His Dad led him to the Lord when he was a mere child and at bedtime, would read the bible and modern-day testimonies of miracles and healings.

Pastor John was born in and grew up in Austin, Texas.  He graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA before beginning work for Transamerica Corporation and relocating to Dallas, Texas, where everything changed.  On Sunday morning, January 19, 1986, Pastor John fully surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at church in Dallas.  That evening, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit and he also met Alison, his lovely wife.  A week later, he was water baptized.  The church was in a state of revival at the time with nationally and internationally known ministers visiting regularly and teaching on prayer, righteousness, faith, healing, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, evangelism, deliverance, how to be led by the Holy Spirit, walking in the God-kind of love, the authority of the believer, missions and prosperity for the whole person among other foundational truths.  It was there that Pastor John began to recognize the call of God on his life and he left his job at Transamerica, where he had become a top national producer, and began working full-time in the ministry.

Pastor John graduated from World Harvest School of Ministry in Temecula, CA and was ordained into the ministry in September, 1991. He is also a graduate of the National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL).  Pastor John served on the board of Fresh Oil Fellowship before its founder tragically lost his life in a plane crash.  Today, Pastor John is a member of Fellowship of Ministers International (FMI- Tulsa, OK), a ministerial association promoting the teaching and preaching of the uncompromised Word of God, the move of the Holy Spirit, and worldwide missions. Pastor John was also offered ordination to Rhema Ministerial Association International (RMAI) and is a member of the Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI).

Pastor John shares God’s Word with boldness, passion, and simplicity and his preaching and teaching are often accompanied by a strong healing anointing and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Alison

Pastor Alison was born in El Paso, Texas and graduated from San Diego State University with a BSN. After passing her State Board Exams and working as a Registered Nurse, she laid aside her nursing career to walk alongside Pastor John as they pioneered World Harvest Outreach Church together and raised their two beautiful daughters, Catherine and Stephanie. Pastor Alison then returned to nursing and worked as an Assistant Director of Nurses (ADON) to help fund college tuitions while continuing to serve Impact Family Church with a heart of compassion for the lost and the desire to reach the Austin metropolitan area with the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Alison graduated from World Harvest School of Ministry in Temecula, CA and was ordained into the ministry in March, 1992. She is a member of Fellowship of Ministers International (FMI- Tulsa, OK), a ministerial association promoting the teaching and preaching of the uncompromised Word of God, the move of the Holy Spirit, and worldwide missions. She is also a member of the Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI).

Pastor Alison has a true servant’s heart.  She is moved with compassion for the lost and the hurting both in and outside of church, and can be found ministering to, praying for, and encouraging people most everywhere.  She exhorts and preaches with passion and ministers to the sick through the laying on of hands.

Linda Forsyth
Linda ForsythExecutive Assistant to Senior Pastors | First Impressions | Community and Care
Linda was born and raised in Scotland but got to Texas as fast as she could! She is so glad that God brought her 4648 miles to Austin to serve God at Impact Family Church. Linda is a true people person. She loves God and people and loves bringing them together, whether it be a bridal shower, baby shower, or another Impact Lunch Bunch. Linda is married and has two married children.
Catherine Larkam
Catherine LarkamOperations | Media
Catherine is the oldest daughter of Pastors John and Alison. Although she grew up in ATX surrounded by Longhorn fans, she graduated from Texas A&M with a business degree (Gig ‘Em!) and has a strong desire for Impact to reach the X and Y generations. On the weekends, you can catch her running on the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail with her black lab.
Deb McMullen
Deb McMullenNextGen
Deborah is an educator who has a passion for sharing Biblical truth and the transformative power of God with this generation.  In addition to serving as a classroom teacher and administrator, she has spent the last two decades imparting to young people through children’s ministry.  A graduate from Oral Roberts University, Deborah holds a M.A. in curriculum development and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  On an off-day, you might find her peacefully sipping coffee while working a jigsaw puzzle or enjoying a baseball game.
Jean Green
Jean GreenWorship
Jean is a worshiper of the ‘Most High’ and has led worship for over twenty years. She is the proud mama of four but is also affectionately known to many others as “Mama Jean.” She is working on publishing children’s stories, and we bet you’ll never be able to spot her without a smile on her face and the joy of the Lord in her heart.
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez Discipleship | Outreach
Luis is a passionate soul winner and lets his light shine everywhere he goes. Always disciplining others and encouraging them in a closer walk with Jesus, Luis has a heart of compassion for people and loves to train others how to witness for Jesus. He can often be found on weekends leading teams of people in ministering on the streets and to the homeless, bringing people to Christ.
Akemi Hoffman
Akemi HoffmanAccounting
Akemi was born in Japan and came to Texas at age 27. She graduated from Texas A&M with an accounting degree. Before coming to Impact, she traveled the world with her husband. Akemi is married and has one daughter. She still loves to travel and enjoys a cup of tea every morning and loves loves loves her Impact Family.

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