R. Daniel and Karina Enriquez (Senior Pastors)
R. Daniel Enriquez grew up in a small mining town in Arizona. Daniel began to preach when he was 15 years old as he was called into ministry at a young age. Upon graduation from high school Daniel studied at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, graduating with a degree in Pastoral Ministries.
Daniel has preached extensively as an evangelist in the U.S. and in Mexico. In September 2000 Daniel accepted the call to pastor a church in the border community of Nogales, Arizona. In Nogales, Daniel met Karina and they were married in 2003. God has blessed them with two beautiful daughters, April and Elizabeth. Under Daniel and Karina’s leadership the church in Nogales grew significantly. They continued to serve this church until July 2012 when Daniel accepted the invitation to serve as Executive Pastor at First Assembly of God, Dallas TX.
In February 2015 Daniel was elected to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God, Dallas TX. It is Daniel’s desire and prayer to see the historic First Assembly of God enter into a new season of fruitfulness and effective ministry in the city of Dallas. Daniel preaches and ministers to see lives changed through the power of the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit. Daniel and Karina are excited about the future of First Assembly of God, believing that with God the best is always yet to come!
Katie Mitchell (Worship Leader, Pastoral Secretary)
Mitchell and Katie White (Student Ministries Pastors)
Pastor Mitchell joined Dallas First in the spring of 2015. He was born and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas before moving to Texas to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in pursuit of higher education. During his time at SAGU, Mitchell received his B.A. in Church Ministries with a specialization in youth, and M.A. in Biblical Studies. He has a heart for Christian education and discipleship.
While attending SAGU, Mitchell met his wife Katie, and they married in the spring of 2009. Katie received her B.A. in Business Administration and M.A. in Organizational Leadership from SAGU. Their son Charles was born in January of 2015 and he is full of smiles and giggles.
Their heart is to see students fall in love with God and come to a full understanding of their faith. In today’s society it is imperative for this next generation to be rooted in our faith. Through Spirit-empowered teaching, personal connections, and exercising their faith, Pastor Mitchell and Katie pray they can be used to impact the young people at Dallas First Assembly.