Rev. Jeff Fowler
Pastor Jeff and Susan came to Florida’s First Assembly in August 2011. They are leaders with a passion to see the people of our community experiencing the abundant life that comes through knowing Jesus Christ.
Jeff has been a minister with the Assemblies of God since 1985. He served previously as Senior Pastor with two churches in Texas and one in Florida. He has also ministered as an evangelist, conference speaker, youth minister, and in Christian education.
Jeff and Susan have been happily married for over 40 years. They have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.
Rev. John Hagmann
Kids & Community Groups Pastor
Pastor John has been involved in Kids Ministry for over a decade. He believes in working in tandem with parents to help kids connect with God, their families and their world. Pastor John believes Kids Church needs to be a place where kids fall in love with God and church and want to be have both as part of their lives. He oversees the KidVenture, Community Groups and Assimilation Teams here at Florida’s First Assembly.
He is married to his amazing wife Rachel and has four awesome boys.
Rev. Matthew Adkins
Pastor Matt has a passion and a burden for seeing the younger generation become set apart for Jesus. As a former Young Adult Pastor and youth leader, Pastor Matt shows our students how to move from being informed to becoming transformed into the image of Christ.
Pastor Matt says “Our students aren’t just our future plan, they play a vitally important part in the here and now of our church.”
He uses his gifts to help students establish a relationship with Christ, serve and invest in others, and find their identity through keeping Jesus “CENTRAL.”
Pastor Matt’s wife Megan serves along beside him and they have two amazing boys, Kolton and Noah.
Pastor Vanessa and her family came to Florida’s First Assembly in September of 2019.
John 4:23-24 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Vanessa has been in ministry from a young age, and she is blessed to have an incredible heritage of minsters in her family. As a teenager she felt the Lord calling her to be a worship pastor. She has served the past several years in Worship Ministry for the Church of God and Assemblies of God.
Her heart and passion is to encounter the life changing presence of God weekly in Praise and Worship
She is married to her husband John O’Berski, who is a middle school teacher for Hardee County, and has two beautiful children.