Keith & Jackie Underhill - Pastor
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Of all the things that one could be thankful for, a godly heritage would certainly rank at the top. The son of a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher, Pastor Keith Underhill, submitted to the call into the ministry as a young boy. At age twelve, he preached his first sermon in Russellville, AR. The summer months during high school brought a full slate of services across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Southern Missouri.

Upon completion of high school, Pastor Keith continued his education at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. In 1982 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology from CBC. The same year he began his full-time pastoral ministry at Faith Assembly of God in Fort Smith, AR. Pastor Keith has served the Lord in six other churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

In addition to pastoral duties, Pastor Keith has served AR Assemblies of God in the District Discipleship Department and as a member of the District Board. He began serving as Lead Pastor at SFA in September 2017.

Pastor Keith is married to Jackie Radke Underhill. Jackie had the distinct privilege of representing the AR Assemblies of God as Female General Presbyter at the 2017 General Council in Anaheim, CA. The Underhill’s have a son, Jordan and his wife Amanda, along with their children who live in North Central Arkansas. Their daughter, Moriah, and husband Geoff, reside in Rogers, AR.

Pastor Keith enjoys his family, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and four- wheelers.




Don & Regina Nye - Senior Pastors
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Don and Regina Nye, natives of Western Arkansas, joined the staff of First Assembly of God in March of 2006 as Senior Adult Pastors. Pastor Nye is a third generation minister and Regina was in church all of her young life. His pastoral ministry includes churches in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma spanning a period of fifty years. During those years he led local congregations in building new sanctuaries, parsonages and mission trips to Mexico to build churches.

The couple has two children. Donita teaches Gifted and Talented in the Springdale school system, and has been in a teaching position for 28 years. Their son Rick, a graduate of Central Bible College, is the Senior Pastor at Midway First AG in Subiaco, AR. Rick and his wife Lanee have three boys that Don and Regina are very proud of.

Pastor Nye served the Arkansas District Council of the Assemblies of God for eight and one-half years as Christian Education Director, five years as Men's Director, twelve years as an Executive Presbyter, and had a total of twenty-five years in an elected position with the Arkansas District.

He served nine years on the National Assemblies of God General Presbytery Board as a General Presbyter from the Arkansas District. He started Senior Adult Ministries in two of his pastorates and appreciates the potential seniors have for working in their church. In his present position he plans at least two activities a month, one overnight trip a year, and special events throughout the year.




Brent Gwin - Youth Pastor
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Brent joined the staff at Springdale First as Student Pastor in August 2016. He is a native of Arkansas and is a product of Arkansas Youth ministries. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Master's degree in Biblical Theology, and holds ministry credentials as an Ordained Minister.

Over the years Brent has gained experience working with students at the university level, as well as public high school ministry through Youth Alive. He is also the director of the Arkansas Youth Department's All State Drama Team.

Brent's heart is to see a community of young believers that love, learn, and live out the Gospel to their friends, families, and schools.






Mark & LaWonna Hellwig - Children's Pastor
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Mark was born in Yuba City, California and graduated from Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, California where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He has served in ministry for over twenty years and is currently serving as Children's Pastor at First Assembly. He is committed to working with every family in helping children discover and develop a personal relationship with Jesus

His wife, LaWonna, is his partner in the ministry, and is a public school teacher for the Springdale School District. They are blessed to be the parents of two wonderful children, Victoria and Derek.








Keylon & Melonie Cook - Music Ministers
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Keylon has been on staff at First Assembly in Springdale since September 1999 as Minister of Music. Melonie joined Keylon in ministry after they were married in October 2002. Keylon and Melonie both graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Keylon graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Melonie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

Keylon is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and Melonie recently completed a double Masters in Nursing and Hospital Administration. Keylon works fulltime at the church and Melonie works fulltime as a nurse at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville. Both Keylon and Melonie are very passionate about their ministry and desire to see people led to the Lord through the many avenues of the worship ministry.

Keylon is responsible for the Adult Choir and plays piano for worship. Melonie uses her talents as a member of the choir and praise team as well as overseeing the Children's Choir Ministry and Drama Department. Melonie is a very talented writer and has written many of First Assembly's dramatic productions. Keylon and Melonie have both been under Pastor and Sis. Fant's ministry since they were young children and consider it an honor to be a part of the Springdale First Assembly family. Keylon and Melonie have one child, Connor.