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, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

Seth & Brittany Levins 

Youth Pastor

Rev. Seth Levins is a lifelong resident of the Pensacola area. He holds a BA in History and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.
He has worked as a teacher since 2015. He has actively been involved in ministry since the age of 12.

Brittany is originally from Chicago before relocating to Florida in 2012.  
She has actively been involved in ministry throughout her life.
She owns her own photography business and has experience in the financial industry.
They married in 2016 and have one son, Lachlan.

They started serving as a part of the Uprush team shortly after joining FPC in 2016.
They love working in the Kingdom of God and have a desire to follow the vision of FPC
– To Learn Christ, Live the Truth, & Love Others.

Mickey & Rachel Connell

Century Campus Pastor 

Mickey are Rachel Connell are the campus Pastor of our daughter Work in Century FL.  
Address 8451 N Century Blvd. Century FL 32535 

Katie Herbst

Administrative Secretary

Katie grew up in a military family traveling all around the world, eventually ending up in Pensacola, for the warmer weather, beach  and small town community.  She has been a member of FPC since 2011.    Katie worked in Property and Casualty Insurance for 10 years, and has experience in  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.  

Diandra Lewis

Graphic Designer & Merchandising

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!

Marsha Vaughn

Lead Custodian

Marsha Vaughn was born and raised in Pensacola, FL.  
She joined FPC in 2017 and is an active member in the children's ministry department.
Marsha is married to Wayne Vaughn and together they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.
Marsha is a joy to be around and can usually be found with a big smile anytime you interact with her! 

Chace Siders

Facilities Coordinator

Chace is a lifelong member of FPC.  He has always enjoyed being in the church!
He recently attended IBC for Christian Leadership and Worship Studies.  
He is an active member of the music department where he plays piano and is a part of the praise team.  
Chace has experience in interior design, branding and media marketing.
He often  plays a big role in our events set up as well as maintaining our social media platforms.