GET TO KNOW Our TEAM!

PASTOR GABRIEL ZAMORA

PASTOR GABRIEL ZAMORA

Student Ministries Pastor

Gabriel Zamora was pulled out of an extreme background of gangs, violence and poverty and called into the ministry at the age of 13 at Youth For The Nations Summer Camp.  He has been in ministry for over ten years and is now currently the Student Ministries Pastor at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, Florida. Pastor Gabriel is a graduate from Christ For The Nations Institute where he served as student body president, as well as the leader of the Evangelism student ministry. He is currently a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has ministered nationally and internationally in over 21 countries and is passionate about seeing the person of Jesus revealed in and through every believer with power and demonstration of the finished work of the Cross, he is a voice and an example for his generation to follow. Gabriel has been married for eight years to his beautiful wife Domonique Zamora. They have two boys, Gabriel and Judah, and a little girl, Eliza.

AARON LARVA

AARON LARVA

Middle School Ministry Director

From Minnesota, born and raised on a vegetable farm, Aaron came to Fort Myers in 2009 to attend the Florida School of Discipleship (formerly Fort Myers Master’s Commission) here at First Assembly. He was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home with a wonderful family of eight. During his time here, Aaron grew in his walk with God and had the opportunity to be trained for the ministry he knew he was called to do. Aaron has his pastoral license in the Assemblies of God and is currently going for his Ministry leadership degree at Lee University. Aaron also had the privilege to meet his wonderful wife, Jesenia, at First Assembly and was married in October of 2012. Aaron and Jesenia now have two boys named River and Canyon. Having been involved in First Assembly’s student ministries since coming to Southwest Florida, he and his wife happily accepted the position as the Middle School Directors in April of 2013. Their heart and passion is to see young people develop a relationship with God, be transformed by the power of the Gospel, and to build them up to be students who live out the mission of Jesus.

JANICE ZARICK

JANICE ZARICK

Ministry Coordinator

Janice has been a part of Youth Church for over 30 years! Janice organizes events and projects as well as oversees budgets for First Youth Church but her real passion is  encouraging  young people to grow  in their relationship with Christ and helping them to find and develop their gifts and use them for ministry. Janice had been married to her husband Ed for 36 years. They have two boys, Eddie (30) who is a fire fighter and Dusty (27), who is also in youth ministry and is married to Melony. And no one brings joy like her grandkids, Adeline and Jaxon.

ROBIN GAZUNIS

ROBIN GAZUNIS

Administrative Assistant, Worship Coordinator

Robin Mitchell was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She is currently in the process of getting her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Youth Ministry from Southeastern University. Robin has attended First Assembly her whole life and was involved in the youth department as a student in middle and high school. She joined the youth staff in January of 2017 as the administrative assistant and worship leader. Her goal is help cultivate a lifestyle of and passion for worship, along with developing and encouraging the next generation of spiritual leaders. Robin recently got married in July of 2019 to Sam Gazunis, who also helps lead in worship at YC.

SPENCER FENNELL

SPENCER FENNELL

Ministry Intern

Spencer Fennell was born into a Christian home but didn’t truly experience or encounter the person of Jesus until the age of 16. From there, he began his journey with God by being mentored by various godly men and women, and then started attending Youth Church in 2017. As he got more involved, he began to really take his faith seriously. After two youth retreats, two trips to Fine Arts, and a leader’s retreat, he joined the YC staff! He is hoping to help and encourage students to pursue the presence of God as he learns all that he can and elevates others through his ministry!