Pastor Phil came to First Assembly in June of 2003. Born in England, his family moved to Australia where he was raised from 3 years of age. His father and grandfather were both Assemblies of God ministers, and Pastor Phil’s own call to preach came when he was just a teenager. A graduate of Commonwealth Bible College (now Alphacrusis College) in Sydney, Australia, he is married to Alli, and they have 4 children – Ben, Sam, Bethwyn and Ewan. His passion is preaching, and he enjoys reading, writing, fishing, and playing golf badly.
Alli directs the Women’s ministries at First Assembly, and works with her husband in pastoral care. She also loves to be involved in drama presentations.
Assistant Pastor – Pastoral Ministries
Pastor Al and his wife Louise are long time residents of Southbury CT. They are blessed with their adult sons Aaron and Joshua. Al trusted in Christ for salvation in 1981. He worked at Southbury Training School as the Power Plant Chief Engineer for 34 years. He served as a Deacon in his former AG church for 22 years. During this time he took courses at the Berean School of the Bible. He became a Certified Minister in 1987, and became a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God in January 2005. Pastor Al became First Assembly’s Minister of Pastoral Care in February 2009. He was ordained in May of 2011. His passion is preaching, teaching, reading, evangelism, and serving God’s people.
Assistant Pastor – Discipleship Ministries (Small Groups)
Pastor Jim and Maureen moved to Danbury Connecticut in May of 1988. They are blessed with three wonderful daughters, Marissa, Lauren and Megan. Jim left Metro North Railroad after 32 years of service in September 2008. He began his work of ministry in December of 2008 with the Jericho Partnership, Inc. of Danbury, focusing on homeless outreach. Jim graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BA in Business Management.
He completed his biblical studies at Global University’s Berean School of Bible. He became a Certified Minister in 2011, and became a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God in April 2013. Pastor Jim became First Assembly’s Pastor of Discipleship Ministries in July 2014. He is still actively associated with Homeless Outreach, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Good Samaritan Mission of Danbury.
Maureen has been an RN at Danbury Hospital for the past 26 years and has a passion for sharing the gospel whenever she gets the chance. She also loves serving in whatever capacity the church needs her.