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!
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.
Joshua and Magaly Travieso (Worship Arts Director)
Pastor Josh was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. He grew up in church and answered the call of ministry while still in high school. Josh is a 2010 graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry. He previously served as the Community Pastor at Valley High Assembly Of God in San Antonio, TX and as the Worship/Youth Pastor at Revival church in Albuquerque, NM.
Pastor Josh and his wife, Magaly, are newlyweds as they recently got married in July 2015. Together, this anointed couple strives for excellence and effectiveness both in life and in ministry. Magaly is from Albuquerque, NM and has served in numerous ministries at her home church at Casa del Rey in Albuquerque.
As Worship Arts Pastor, Josh connects and encourages the congregation through worship, and creates spiritual growth, leading people into the presence of God.
Christopher and Nicole Cox (Christian Education Coordinators)
Nicole was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has spent many years serving in choir, youth, and kids ministries at her home church. She knew from a very young age that God had called her to serve in ministry and while she attended school and worked she continued to serve in ministry. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with her B.S. in Health administration and shortly thereafter she met Chris.
Nicole and Chris met while he was attending Patten University and were married in May of 2013. Chris was raised in Bunker Hill, Indiana and served as youth pastor for a number of years in Indianapolis, IN. Nicole moved to Oakland, CA and worked as an office administrator for an engineering firm while Chris continued his studies. In May of 2014 Christopher received his B.A. in Biblical studies and was honored as the Valedictorian of his class.
They moved to Dallas in January of 2015 after being led by God to continue serving in ministry and pursing academic studies. Christopher is now studying at Dallas Theological Seminary for his ThM degree and they now also have the privilege of being parents to their beautiful daughter Olivia who was born in June of 2015.
Chris and Nicole are now on staff as the Christian Education Coordinators at Dallas First since early spring 2015. Their desire is that the children would love God and know God on a personal level. That they would shine the light of Jesus Christ in their schools, be witnesses of the Gospel and would grow up to be men and women of the faith.
Cheryl Wagliardo (Pastoral Secretary)
Ginny Redfearn (Accounting)