MEET THE TEAM

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Lead Pastor

DREW SMITHSON

Pastor Drew has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for 33 years, and has been married to his awesome wife for 38 years. He has 3 kids and 3 grand-girls. He is also a graduate of Vanguard University, and loves Jesus, reading, sports, and Mexican food.

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Assistant Pastor / Teaching Pastor

DERRICK ROSENIOR

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Assistant Pastor to Young Families

ADAM ALTERMATT

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Pastor of Hispanic Ministries

FERNANDO TAMARA

Pastor Fernando is a conference speaker, professor, and community leader who has led Primera Asamblea for 6 years. He loves studying New Testament Greek, learning from Christ, and serving the community!

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Kids and Youth Pastor

WENDY LYNCH

Wendy has been in kids and youth ministry for 25 years. She is married and has 5 kids, as well as 2 in-law kids. She is a lover of God, people, theology, missions, traveling anywhere, painting, and all flavors of ice cream.

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Pastor to the Deaf

BILL GIPPLE

Pastor Bill is a graduate of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, as well as Central Bible College. He has been married to "his queen" Vickie for 3 years, and is the proud grandpa of 3 boys. He recently celebrated 25 years with Orange County Deaf Church. He has a heart for the deaf community and can always be seen drinking water or Starbucks.

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Worship Pastor

DANNY RUIZ

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Seniors Ministry Pastor

JOHN MADALA

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Kids Ministry Assistant / Director of Media Design 

BETHANY CHARLES

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Office Manager

DONNA HARTMAN

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Administrative Assistant

LYDIA MOLINA

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Bookkeeper

TAMBY LEONARD

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Nursery Coordinator / Office Assistant

BECKI DAMATO

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Facilities Manager / Catering Coordinator

JOE DAMATO

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Orange County First Assembly of God

Sundays at 10:30am

Wednesdays at 7pm

714-547-9631

1440 E. Santa Clara Ave. 

  Santa Ana, CA 92705

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