Staff Pastors

David L. Scruggs Sr.

Senior Pastor

David Scruggs, Sr. is the Senior Pastor. He came to Pensacola First in 2012 from North Carolina where he and his wife, Trig, led a church for 32 years. Pastor David began preaching at seven years old and was ordained with the West Florida District Assemblies of God in 1969. He is a native of South Alabama/Northwest Florida Region and has led churches in Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He was educated at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and has held local, district, and national offices with the ASsemblies of God. Pastor David's signature is scripture based preaching. One of his favorite sayings is, "its OK to read the bible in church".

Pastor David has three children, David Jr., John, and Amy and 5 grandchildren. Trig went to heaven in 2016.

Gay Bursey

Associate Pastor

Gay Bursey serves Pensacola First in a variety of ministries and is a native of Pensacola. She attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO and District School of Ministry in Mississippi. Gay was ordained in the Mississippi District Assemblies of God where she and her husband, Steve, pastored churches and directed Teen Challenege of Mississippi for women. Currently Pastor Gay leads For Every Women, a Women's Ministry of Pensacola First, and fills in teaching and music roles.

Gay has two children, Michele, and Steven, and three grandchildren. Steve went home to heaven in 2017