Joe Martinez || Lead Pastor

Pastor Joe has been the lead pastor at First Assembly since 2016. Prior to moving to Ashdown, he has served as a church staff youth pastor and children’s pastor.

He and his wife Heather have one son.

Favorite Quote: "If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for." -C. H. Spurgeon


Heather Martinez || Youth Ministry & Music

Heather leads worship from the keyboard on Sundays as well leads the youth group on Wednesdays.

Heather is the wife of Pastor Joe and they have one child together.


Will & Linda Deerman || Assistant Pastors

The Deermans are formally retired Assembly of God ministers with 35+ years as pastors. They are the Assistant Pastors. Pastor Will teaches Wednesday night bible study as well as helps take care of the church at First Assembly.