Sammy Whaley
Children's Ministries Pastor

Pastor Sammy Whaley was born in North Carolina and reared in Alabama. What started as a blind date with Jan, a young lady from Columbus, Georgia, led to a wedding in December of 1977. Sammy and Jan have two sons: Jeremy, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and Aaron, who lives in Columbus, Georgia.

Since 1978, the couple has served churches in Alabama and Georgia, before making their way to Fort Myers. Pastor Whaley received his Assemblies of God ordination in 1986. A major part of the Whaleys’ ministry has been directed toward children's ministry and the training of children's leaders, but they have also had the opportunity to serve as senior pastors.

Sammy and Jan both have a passion for missions and served as the Georgia District BGMC Coordinators from 2007 until moving to Southwest Florida and joining the staff of First Assembly of God in May of 2013.

The Whaleys consider it an honor to have the opportunity to serve with a staff and a church family that has had missions as its heartbeat for many years.