Pastor Simmons grew up on the islands of Bermuda. He graduated from Andrews University with a Master's degree in Religious Education. He was a senior district pastor in the Texico conference before moving to Tucson, AZ to become the senior pastor of both Tucson Fil-Am and Midvale Park in 2019. He is married to Dina and together they have two children and two grandchildren.
Justin began attending the Tucson Fil-Am in 2011 while attending the University of Arizona. He has seen tremendous growth over the last several years. He is a full-time family nurse practitioner for the Veterans Health Administration and serves part-time as an officer for the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. He is married to Dianne and together they have three daughters.
Pathfinders Club Director
Yvette has been a long-standing member of Tucson Fil-Am for over 10 years. As the inaugural director of the Pathfinders Club, the Tucson Kestrels, she has continued to witness and be instrumental in its growth under God's leading. The youth have achieved numerous awards and recognition under her tutelage and they continue to develop year after year. She is married to Aaron Sr. and together have five children and two granddaughters.
American Sign Language
Dianne has been a certified American Sign Language interpreter since 2018. She works extensively in the Tucson community, Pima Community College, Sorenson Communications, and SignGlasses. She has been an interpreter for several large events for the North American Division including the General Conference meetings, Three Angels Deaf Ministries, Oshkosh Camporee, The Global Conference on Lifestyle and Health through Loma Linda University, and Milo Deaf Camp Meeting. She has truly been inspired in seeing the hearing and deaf community come and worship together.
Music Ministry Director
Gréta Pásztor is a third year DMA student pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona in Piano Performance, studying with Dr. Fanya Lin. She has previously earned Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Choral Conducting from Kent State University (2021), as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Keyboard Performance and Music Theory from Baldwin Wallace University (2018). Her passion for music has started at an early age and has grown since. Gréta was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and started playing the piano at the age of 6, and the organ at the age of 16. Gréta grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist Christian family, and has been involved with church music in different capacities since childhood: as pianist, accompanist, organist, choir director, and music director. Her goal is to use her talents to praise God and be a blessing to the people around her.