Pastor & Staff

Leadership of First Pentecostal Church



James Townley

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Pastor James Townley and Pastor's Wife Katrina Townley are leading First Pentecostal Church forward with vision and anointing! 

Pastor Townley started his ministry in his early teens and evangelized for one and a half years.  He also spent fourteen years in Christian Education as a principle  and was an Assistant Pastor at FPC for five and a half years.  Pastor Townley has been pastor of the First Pentecostal Church since 2004. He is also a singer, song writer and has produced two projects on CD. 

Sister Katrina Townley is used mightily in music and singing, and leads worship at FPC in playing the piano and singing.


Elizabeth Pinell

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Elizabeth Pinell serves as First Pentecostal Church's secretary and has attended FPC for many years.

Administrative Assistant

Darren Spell

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Darren Spell has attended First Pentecostal Church since 1988, except for 6 years in Baton Rouge LA from 2001 to 2007.  Along with is wife Sedonia Spell, they raised their 5 children Anthony, Alaynah, Abbilyn, Angelyn, and Allisyn attending FPC.  They have one grandson, Enoch,  with another on the way!

Darren has served in different capacities at FPC from Service Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Outreach, Sunday School Superintendent and has served as Administrative Assistant since 2016.

Darren also is founder of Apostolic Classics - A Ministry of FPC, and maintains Apostolic Classics & Vault which is an archive of Apostolic Preaching.

Administrator's Assistant

Aimee Pinell

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Aimee Pinell has attended First Pentecostal church her entire life.  She serves as Administrator's assistant along with graphics design, and bible quiz coach.  She is responsible for the beautiful flyers you see for Mid-South Apostolic Men's Conference and other events at FPC.  

She is also responsible for Media at FPC and handles our screens. As you can see Aimme has many hats and although some are crooked, she handles them well.

Youth Leader / Sunday School Administrator

T.J. Gatte

T.J. Gatte along with his wife Caitlin have been Youth Leaders at First Pentecostal Church for many years and do an awsome job of handling this position along with being Sunday School Administrators!  

They also have been heavily involved with missions in Hope Corps and have a passion for mission, youth and souls!

Bible Quizzing Director

Rev. & Mrs. Jake Hodge

Rev. Jake Hodge along with his wife Meagan Hodge are leading our Bible Quiz Team. 

Rev. Hodge  has been involved in Bible Quizzing as a quizzer for 10 years, a coach for 4 years and as a quizmaster/coordinator for 4 years. He is passionate about seeing young people hide the Word of God in their hearts and fulfill the purpose God has on their lives.  


Rev. Jake Hodge and Meagan have also served as the South-Central Regional Coordinator for ABQ since 2016. 

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First Pentecostal Church of Jennings

Building Fund Money Raised Since Jan 1 2018 $258,808.58

Goal: $500,000