Meet our staff here at AJ First! We would love to meet you in person!
 
If you would like to contact us please send us an email! info@ajfirst.org
DALLAS R SATTERFIELD
Lead Pastor  
Dallas is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a true man of God. Being Kansas born and raised he comes from a long family line of pastors within the Assemblies of God denomination. His educational background includes Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Evangel University. Dallas is married to his wife Lisa and they have 3 adult children, Paige, Morgan, and Drew. 
BOB ROCHE
Associate Pastor
Pastor Bob came to Christ after a long life of alcholism. He and his wife, Gloria, soon felt the call of God to preach the Gospel and began pursuing Biblical education with a passion. He is now an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. 
NICOLAS ALLEN
Youth Pastor
Nic and his wife, Britt, have a passion to see the youth of this generation walk in the fullness and wholeness found in Christ. Nic graduated from Western Bible College with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies, interned with the youth ministry of Desert Springs Church for a year and a half, and has his licensing credentials through the Assemblies of God. He is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, and loves local coffee shops.
 
 
ROBIN ROST
Worship Leader
A sought-after worship leader for conferences and concerts, Robin is a gifted singer and musician who plays several instruments. Her passion and energy for God is evident as she faithfully ushers the congregation into His presence each week.
Her musically talented family includes husband John, who plays a mean trumpet, and three kids Jadon, Allison, & Skylar.
LEANN ROGERS
Administrative Assistant
Leann and her husband, Kevin, have been a part of Apache Junction First Assembly since 2015. Previously she attended Red Mountain Christian Center (Via Church) with Pastor Jeff Peterson. Leann accepted the Administrative Assistant position after she worked with Arizona Ministry Network for 6 years. She is a mother of two grown children, named Aaron & Rachel. She also enjoys hiking and being in the great outdoors!
GLENNIS HEFTON
Financial Administrator
Glennis joined our staff in 2018 and she is a valuable member of our Staff here at AJ First. Glennis has over 20 years of experience and she has expertise in several areas of finance. We greatly appreciate that she is here with us.
RACHEL BIRMAN
Media Ministries Coordinator
Rachel has partnered with several Assemblies of God churches in their communications department, and has served at Community Thrift Store. Also she has worked at Western Bible College, where she received her BA in Biblical Studies. Rachel and her husband, Travis, have a daughter named Zoe, 2 pittbull labs named Smokey & Rocko, and a tuxedo cat named Ross. She enjoys movies, coffee, and anything chocolate!
JULIA BEALL
Fundraising Specialist/
Deaf Ministries 
 Julia graduated cum laude from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management and leadership, and She graduated from Capella University cum laude with a master’s degree in nonprofit management and leadership. Julia and her husband, Brian, moved from Indiana to Arizona to be close to family. She also has a Miniature Pinscher, named Porsche. Julia is passionate about nonprofits, fundraising, and sign language!
MARY JUNE FICARRA
Senior Adult Pastor
Mary June is a third generation minister ordained with the Assemblies of God. Her grandfather was a Methodist circuit rider and her mother was an ordained Assemblies of God evangelist. She is a native of Tennessee and has a distinct southern drawl and likes to say “Ya’ll!”. Pastor Mary June and her husband Jim also have a ministry at a convalescent home.
ODIS MCCLOUD
Seasonal Pastor
Odis and his wife Valora have been apart of AJ First since 2016. He leads the “The Gathering” Service on Wednesday afternoons during the Fall & Winter seasons. Odis has been in ministry for over 30 years, and is passionate about seeing change in people’s lives by the power of Jesus.
BRENDA BRAKEMAN
Community Thrift Store Director
Brenda has served at the Community Thrift Store since it’s inception in 2015. She is passionate about seeing change in Apache Junction for the homeless population and those in crisis. Brenda also serves at AJ First in different roles as one of our teachers, as a Certified Minister with the Assemblies of God and on our prayer team.
TERESA HEISELT
Nursery Coordinator/
Patchwork Prayer Quilters Leader
Originally from Ohio came to Arizona in 1980. She was born into a christian home and came to know Jesus as her personal savior at age 14. She has been a Registered nurse for 40 years and now does respit work. Having been a widow since 2005, she has 2 grown sons, Joseph and James with his wife Gabby and 2 young grandchildren, Elora and Dax. At home she lives with her two dogs Nicky and Cassie.