Staff and Church Board

Michael Modica

Lead Pastor
Michael Modica has been Lead Pastor at First Assembly DeLand since September 1992. Michael along with Renee his wife of 35 years oversee First Assembly DeLand.
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Pastor Sam Neal

Generations Pastor
Sam Neal joins the First Assembly staff as the Generations pastor. He is a graduate of Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God with a Pastoral Ministries Leadership degree. Before he graduated he met the love of his life, Allison. They have been married for 20 years with 4 amazing sons, Jaxon, Liam, Deacon, and Cooper.
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Daniel & Joy (Yoi) Gomez

Directors of Youth Ministries
Yoileana (Joy) lives in Deland with her husband Daniel and their puppy "Sleepy", both have spent more than 8 years leading youth groups and collaborating in evangelistic events. After God showed her First Assembly of God in Deland in a dream, both Danny and Joy, embarked a journey of faith that led them to relocating in Deland within 9 months.
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Dawn Anderson

Children's Pastor

Mykaela Blades

Music and Arts Director
After attending First Assembly as a youth, Mykaela went to Southwestern University in Texas and obtained a B.A. in Music and the Arts. She returned to DeLand and serves as First Assembly's Music and Arts Director. She married her best friend Matt, another long time member of First Assembly, and has four incredible children. Motherhood has taught her so much about patience, sacrifice, and the importance of nurturing the next generation. Matt and Mykaela lead not only the adult worship teams, but coordinate worship teams for the next generations as well.

John Anderson

Facilities Manager

Susan Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator