Rev. Bob Wilburn was elected District Superintendent in 2009. Prior to being elected Superintendent, he pastored for 34 years in Amory, Philadelphia and Indianola. Bro. Wilburn has served as Assistant Superintendent, World Missions Director, Executive Presbyter, Sectional Presbyter, Assistant Sectional Presbyter, Sectional Secretary and Youth Representative.
Bro. Wilburn was born in Cleveland, Mississippi. Born into a military family, he lived in a number of different places, attending first grade in Honolulu, Hawaii, elementary and junior high school in Louisville, Kentucky, ninth and tenth grade on the island of of Guam and eleventh and twelfth grades in Mumford, Tennessee.
While attending Delta State College and pastoring Victory Heights Baptist Church in Cleveland, Bro. Wilburn visited First Assembly for some special prayer services and received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. He resigned as pastor of the Baptist church and enrolled in Southwestern Assemblies of God College where he met his future wife, Sharon. Bob and Sharon were married in 1975 and began their pastoral ministry together at First Assembly in Indianola.
The Wilburn's have two sons, daughter and five grandchildren.
District Assistant Superintendent
Rev. Gene Emswiler was elected District Assistant Superintendent in 2009. Bro. Emswiler, along with his wife, Teresa, currently serve as senior pastors at Three Rivers Assembly of God in Moss Point, a position they have held for over 15 years.
Bro. Emswiler graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and was ordained in the South Texas district in 1971. He has ministered as an evangelist, youth pastor and senior pastor. He has held the district positions of sectional presbyter, executive presbyter and is currently serving as president of Teen Challenge Board of Directors.
He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 39 years and have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
District Secretary Treasurer
Rev. Derek Youngblood was elected to the position of Secretary-Treasurer in 2008. Prior to coming to Jackson as Secretary-Treasurer, he served as Executive Presbyter, Presbyter and Assistant Presbyter, as well as serving on various District committees.
He is a second generation Assembly of God minister. His family moved to Mississippi in 1962 and his father continued to pastor in the state until his retirement. Bro. Youngblood pastored for 30 years in Mississippi and Alabama; having served for 10 years as pastor of First Assembly of God in Columbus. He is married to the former Teresa Teasley of Columbus and they have 2 daughters, a son and 9 grandchildren.
Brother Youngblood was ordained in Alabama in 1983 having completed the required studies through Berean Bible Institute. While pastoring in Jackson he enrolled in Wesley Biblical Seminary and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree.
District Executive Presbyter
Pastor Otis Moore received the call to ministry as a teenager. Accepting that call, he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University. After graduating in 1970, he served as youth pastor in West Memphis, Arkansas, where he was ordained.
Coming to Jackson the first time, he and his wife, Naomi, served as Lead Pastor’s at Faith Assembly for 13 years before being called to West Monroe, LA. While pastoring The Assembly in West Monroe for almost 19 years, he served as District Missions Secretary for 10 of those years.
At present, he serves as Lead Pastor at Jackson First Assembly. To say God has blessed these past 12 years would be an understatement. From renovations and relocation, to a thriving body of believers, God has ordained every step of success at Jackson First.
The Moore’s have one daughter and 3 grandchildren, all in full time ministry. Pastor Moore was elected to the position of Executive Presbyter in 2016.
District Executive Presbyter
Rev. Darrell Worley was elected Executive Presbyter in 2015 . Having been raised in a pastor's home, he learned early in life the importance of serving God and God's people. He accepted the call of God on his life in 1979 and began preparing himself for the ministry. In 1983, he married his wife, Sharon. Less than one year later they began pastoring First Assembly of God in Crystal Springs, MS. God moved them to Picayune in August of 1988 to pastor at Christian Life Assembly of God. They have two children, and three grandchildren. As a family, they are committed to seeing God raise up a generation of people who know first hand the power and the presence of a real God, who meets real needs, for real people.
Youth & CE
Girl's Ministries North
Girl's Ministries South
Light for the Lost