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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Mike Carroll

Associate Pastor
Mike Carroll is a graduate of Stetson University and he and his wife of 41 years, Donna, have served as Associate Pastors since 1996.
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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

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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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 Assemblies Music and Arts Director.

Pastor Chris White

Itinerant Preacher & Bridge Builder
Pastor Chris is an evangelist serving with the preaching team at First Assembly Deland. Called to build bridges and point others to Christ. He is married for 33 years with 2 adult children that Love the Lord.

John Anderson

Facilities Manager

Susan Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator

Ralph Youngquist

Church Board

Lee Pait

Church Board

Patt Lott

Church Board