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Last Week’s Message
David Scruggs came to Pensacola First Assembly in 2012 as Interim Pastor and was elected Pastor in 2013.
He is a native of South Alabama, Northwest Florida and was ordained with the West Florida District Assemblies of God in 1969.
He attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, but his passion for ministry began at the age of 7.
In his ministry career, he has held local, district and national offices with the Assemblies of God.
He has also led churches in Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina.
David has three children, David Jr., Jon, Amy and five grandchildren. His wife, Trig went to be with the Lord in 2016.
Lee Tate joined the staff at Pensacola First Assembly in 2021 as Associate Pastor. Lee began preaching at the age of 18, was credentialed with the Assemblies of God in 2008 and ordained in 2018.
After being in pastoral ministry from 2008 to 2012, Lee spent the last 9 years as an evangelist with the West Florida District of the Assemblies of God.
Lee firmly believes in the power that comes from preaching the Word of God and in the anointing of the Holy Spirit!
Lee and his wife, Crystal have been married since 2008 and they have one daughter, Aubrey
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First Assembly of God grew out of humble beginnings. The first gatherings in 1917 were cottage prayer meetings held in the home of L. E. and Violet Moore at 721 N. De Villiers Street. This group was first known as Holiness or Pentecostal people. A mere thirteen people gathered regularly and Rev. Andrew J. Martin was invited to preach on the weekends.
By 1918 a building was acquired at “F” and La Rua Streets and others were added to the church. As the group grew they moved to “12th” and Salamanca Streets and even met in an old street car barn at the corner of De Villiers and Gadsden Streets. These were turbulent days of persecution. The Pentecostal message was resisted and on one occasion Rev. Martin was physically dragged from the pulpit by an angry mob of men and threatened with hanging. After several other incidents that required intervention by the police, Governor Sidney J. Catzarkatz was called to Pensacola to settle the matter.
The Assemblies of God was formed in April of 1914. On December 18, 1921, Rev. Martin applied for affiliation with the fledgling Pentecostal Fellowship and on January 12, 1922, First Assembly of God was officially associated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. In 1931 the church purchased property on the corner of Garden and M Streets and for the next 49 years experienced growth and development that required many renovations and additions to the original church structure.
Under the leadership of Rev. Edwin Barg the church purchased property for the current location at 12th Avenue and Bayou Boulevard. In June of 1980 the church dedicated the spectacular edifice that occupies that corner today.
Through many years of growth, great leadership, faithful members, and yes, even persecution, First Assembly of God still stands at the corner of 12th and Bayou Boulevard as an Oasis of Love for a hurting community