Meet Our Lead Pastors
Pastors Nick and Becky were married in 1978 and have been in the ministry together ever since. They are grateful to the Lord, for their four children: a daughter-In-Love, Son-In-Love, two grandchildren and another on the way.
Pastors Nick and Becky have been the Lead Pastors at First Assembly of God in Bradenton, FL since August of 2002. They served previously twelve years as Youth and Associate Pastors. We believe everyone will be refreshed by the Presence of God and experience Life in the Son.
Pastor Nick Manassa
Nick grew up in Ohio and moved to Florida in 1973. Nick was born again in 1974, when a Charismatic movement blew through a Catholic Church they attended in Ormond Beach. After High School, Nick worked for Christian Retreat in Bradenton, FL. He graduated from the Institute of Ministry and gained experience as Youth Pastor, and Television Producer over the next twelve years. Furthering his television experience Nick and Becky moved to Orlando and worked for WACX-SuperChannel 55, for three years. When an opportunity to build a low power television station became available in Bradenton, FL, They moved back to build TV Station Channel 14. While developing CH. 14, Nick and Becky served at First Assembly of God.
Becky grew up in Michigan. After High School she moved to Arizona, but not before a trip to Christian Retreat Conference Center in Bradenton, FL. That is where she met Nick and they were married a year and a half later. Becky in a gifted worship leader and preacher, these gifts lead audiences into the presence of God and times of refreshing. Becky’s heart for children, her passion and bubbly personality are unique qualities that cause her to be a blessing and effective wherever she is.