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.
Elder Tolentino grew up in the Philippines and studied theology at the Adventist University of the Philippines. He completed his Doctorate of Ministry and went on to serve as pastor, district pastor, and senior pastor of several churches in California, Texas, and the Philippines. He moved to Tucson, AZ in 2012 where he has stayed very active in ministry. He and his wife, Milarny, have two children and two granddaughters.
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 two 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 one granddaughter.
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.