DonDavid & Rebecca Hanscom

Lead Pastor & First Lady

DonDavid Hanscom has a heart for souls and a passion for evangelism.  His expertise in understanding cultural diversity comes from being raised on the mission field in Asia for 16 years, teaching and preaching with the AIM program, and developing local church multicultural congregations.  DonDavid obtained his Bachelor’s Degree of Theology in 1990 at United Pentecostal Bible Institute in New Brunswick, Canada.  His most recent studies were at Rutgers University, in Behavioral Science.  DonDavid and his wife Rebecca have been in ministry together over 25 years.  They currently serve, along with their 3 children Baylan, Ethan and Nevan, as Lead Pastor at First Pentecostal in Jacksonville, NC.

Don & Saundra Hanscom, Sr 


Graduate of Pentecostal Bible Institute 1962 – 1965
Assistant Pastor Kings Highway Tabernacle Terre Haute IN 1965-1968
Pastored in Maynard, Ontario, Canada 1968 – 1972
Missionaries to Pakistan 1973 – 1990, Serving as General Superintendent and President of New Life Training Center
Missionaries to Sri Lanka 1978, Served as General Superintendent
Resided in Hong Kong 1988 – 1990
Pastored in Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1990 – 1996
1992 elected as Canadian Executive Presbyter for UPCI
Served on Executive Board 2 years
General Secretary General Home Missions Division 2004-2005
Holds a degree from Moody Bible College and a Masters Degree from the Twin Cities University

Kevin & Ruth Hernandez 

Assistant Pastor

Kevin Hernandez was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Upon graduation from High School he enlisted in the United States Navy and spent twenty years serving our country. While on active duty Kevin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University online. Kevin and his wife Ruth both have the heart of servants. They have served in several different ministries at First Pentecostal since 2007. In addition to his responsibilities as assistant to the Lead Pastor, Kevin is the Spanish Ministry Pastor and Global Missions Director. Ruth, is the Church Secretary and Treasurer. They have two adult children, Erik and Jason.