Pastor & Staff

Brian Kinsey

Senior Pastor

On December 22, 1999, Brian Kinsey was elected Pastor of First Pentecostal Church.  He was born in the city of Lake Charles. Pastor Kinsey has been in full time ministry since age eighteen, when he left home to embark on an evangelistic ministry. On March 27, 1976, he married Lanette Droddy of Franklin, Louisiana. They evangelized until December 1985, when they accepted the pastorate of the Provencal United Pentecostal Church in Provencal, Louisiana. They served the church for five years before feeling the call back to evangelistic work.
          During his tenure as pastor in Provencal, Bro. Kinsey was awarded a BA in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Theology. He became involved in District work and served as the Youth Director of Section 8. From there he was elected Youth Secretary of the Louisiana District and in 1991 became Youth President of the Louisiana District.
            At the General Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1994, he was elected General Secretary of the Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church International, which necessitated a family relocation to St. Louis, Missouri. The following year he was elected General Youth President, in all serving the youth division for three years. In January 1998, he was appointed General Secretary of the Home Missions Division and served in that capacity until his election as Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola.
            Brian Kinsey has a wealth of ministry experience, spanning more than 44 years. He has preached extensively in North America and in many foreign fields, including Great Britain, France, Russia, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Ghana, Serbia, and the Philippines.
          He is also an author, whose works include:
  • The Bride's Pearl, A Commentary on Ephesians
  • Made for More: Seven Proven Strategies For Reaching Your Full Potential
  • Made for More Companion Study Guide
  • The Dancing Father: Discover Joy and Power Through A Daily Relationship with God
  • The Bride's Prize:, A Commentary on Philippians
  • I Choose to Win
  • Qualified for Your Anointing 
          Lanette Kinsey is the author of Mostly Martha, How to Find Balance Between Mary and Martha. She also scripted and has produced a full length drama presented at Christmas by the First Pentecostal Church, Emmanuel, God With Us, and serves as coordinator of major events. The Kinseys have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.
          In April, 2007, Brian Kinsey became Senior Pastor of First Pentecostal Church. The Kinseys’ vision for the church is to evangelize the world and to disciple the saved. They are committed to the goals Jesus set for his people – to inspire, to train, and to change the world around us.

Daniel Stroebel

Assistant to the Pastor

Rev. Daniel Stroebel was a lifelong resident of New Orleans until 2014 when he and his wife, Dana, relocated to Pensacola after pastoring in his home city for 8 years.  Daniel holds a BA in Computer Science.  He owns Victory Tech Services, a SharePoint development company and is a 27 year veteran of the USMC Reserve.  
Dana taught in Botswana, Africa after graduating from the University of Northwest Florida with a BA in Elementary Education before moving to New Orleans to teach in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  The Stroebels met on a Paths of Paul tour through Greece and Turkey with Urshan Graduate School and were married six months later.
They assist wherever needed at FPC of Pensacola and have a busy, happy (& hectic!) household since the arrival of their children - Noah, Eva, Ella, and Elise.

David Geri

Music Minister & Financial Executive

David Geri, is originally from FPC Pensacola and holds a B. A. in Christian Music from Jackson College of Ministries and a B.S.B.A in Accountancy from the University of West Florida.  In 2017, David obtained his MBA and his Master of Accountancy from the University of West Florida. Prior to joining the FPC staff in June of 2008, David served as the Dean of Music at Texas Bible College in Lufkin, Texas, where he developed the curriculum and founded Higher Ground Music Conference.  Since serving as Music Minister at FPC, the Sanctuary Choir has recorded a Christmas CD – “Emmanuel, God with Us”
and a Praise and Worship CD – “How Great is the Love”.

David has served as music minister at the Pentecostals of The Twin Cities in West Monroe, Louisiana, First United Pentecostal Church of Vidor, Texas and was the operations coordinator of the National Music Ministry Conference in Jackson, Mississippi. He is married to Laura Geri and has two wonderful children and one granddaughter.

Amy Stanley

Youth Coordinator

Quinn & Amy Stanley have been married since July 2000 and have two children, Cagney and Parker.  Amy has been actively involved in ministry since the age of 12 and strives to serve the Lord with excellence in whatever role He desires her to fulfill.

Since moving to Florida and becoming a part of FPC Pensacola, Amy has been involved in various ministries;  Prayer Director, Emmanuel Production Team, Scrip Coordinator, and she and Quinn began serving as Hyphen directors in 2013.  She loves being a part of the UpRush Youth Team.

Amy grew up in Mattoon, Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors and a Masters of Communication Disorders and Sciences in 1995 and 1997, respectively.   Amy currently works as a Speech/Language Pathologist in the Santa Rosa Schools.

Eulaine Hedges

Executive Secretary

Eulaine is a native of Foley, Alabama and has been in the church her whole life.  Prior to joining the FPC Office Staff in February 2002, Eulaine worked in the banking industry for 25 years as an Operations Officer for Regions Bank. She married her husband, Terry, in 1990 after meeting him through the Singles' Ministry of FPC.

Eulaine and Terry are proud parents of one daughter and three grandchildren. 

Katie Herbst

Administrative Secretary

Katie has been a member of FPC since 2011.  Growing up in a military family, she has traveled all around the world but ended up in Pensacola, her fathers home town, for the warmer weather, beach  and small town community.  Katie has worked in Property and Casualty Insurance for the last 10 years. Her experience includes Administrative Support, Customer Service and Sales.

Since becoming a part of FPC, Katie has been involved in Music Ministry, Sunday School, Rooted- Young Marrieds Ministry and several other ministries in the church, along side her husband Mike.  She and Mike have two girls, Madison and Kadance.  

Beverly Pate

Financial Assistant

Beverly Pate has been a member of FPC since 1970 and has been a Sunday School teacher for 27 years. She received her Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting at Pensacola State College in May of 2017 and became a valued member of our staff in August of 2017.

Diandra Lewis

Graphic Designer

Diandra (also known as Deon) has been a member of FPC since her family moved to the area from Kansas in 1996. She has been involved in almost every ministry in the church and loves to serve.  She and her husband Trent met at FPC and married in March of 2010.  

Diandra worked at FPC as the secretary while attending college to earn a degree in teaching in 2010.  After graduation, she went into education field for 4 years and taught first and second grade.  Feeling the call away from education, she left her teaching position with faith that God would provide what she and her husband, Trent, would need.  She has had a love of photography and graphic design since opening her photography and graphic design business in 2008 and hoped to pursue this career path over the next few years.  God opened the door for her to return not only to the place she loves but also doing what she loves, and now, doing it for the Kingdom!
They welcomed their first child, Rhett, in May 2018 and he is a tremendous blessing!

Jennifer Mitchell

Manager of Maintenance

Jennifer Mitchell is Manager of Maintenance for First Pentecostal Church. She and her husband, Anthony are longtime members of First Pentecostal Church. Jennifer always goes above and beyond to make sure our church looks its best at all times.

Matthew Cunningham

Event Coordinator

Matthew Cunningham has been a member of FPC since 2013 and has served as Event Coordinator since August 2018.  Matthew served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004 -2009.  After receiving his honorable discharge in the Marine Corps, Matthew attended the University of West Florida where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Matthew is married to Nicole Cunningham and they have one daughter, Patricia.