Pastor James & Lara Gildon

Pastor James Gildon oversees the Adult Ministries for Las Cruces First Assembly of God. He is married to Lara Gildon who has served as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor David Vistine for over 21 years. In addition to serving as Pastor of the Adult Ministries, he oversees the Marriage and Family Ministry, The Name Center, Safety Team and The Church Business Office.  Before Pastor James came on staff he served for over 12 years as a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the church, 7 years as a Senior Pastor in West Texas and 7 years as a Youth Pastor.

Together they have 6 children and 9 grandchildren. He enjoys long road trips with a destination in mind but frequent stops along the way. His hobbies include fishing and working in his garage (man cave) building things out of wood and metal. He has built a homemade CNC Machine which he uses to carve out and make custom signs and letters. Since his first trade in life was a contract welder he also enjoys working with metal and makes custom knives for those who enjoy hunting.