Pastors

Rev. David L. Scruggs, Sr.

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Pastor Scruggs

Senior Pastor

David Scruggs came to 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 5 grandchildren. His wife, Trig went to be with the Lord in 2016.


Lee Tate

Associate Pastor

Lee Tate joined the staff at Pensacola First 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.