James Otts (1948) is a retired business man. He was formerly a New Mexico legislator and New Mexico AG District Men’s Ministries Director.


Rev. Jason M. Frazier (1998) serves as executive and worship pastor at Quest Church in Katy, Texas. He also had his first book published entitled "Fill in the Blank, Volume 1: Inspiring Truths in a Busy World."


Heather (Matlock) McFarland (2000) recently changed careers within education. After teaching 12 years in public schools, Heather is now an online educator for the state of Louisiana, working in the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA). Heather and her husband Marvin McFarland are expecting their second child in June.

Jennifer (Mirabel) Rodriguez (2001) is a teacher at Advantage Academy and is attending Freedom Fellowship International Church in Waxahachie, Texas. She and her husband Nel Rodriguez have four children: Lucia, Jeremiah, Zechariah and Laelah.

After completing her degree at SAGU, Melissa (Arellano) Alfaro (2003) received a teaching certificate, received a Master of Arts in English and, in December 2012, a Ph.D. in philosophy at Texas Woman’s University. During that time she served more than seven years with Denton ISD as an educator and District Middle School ESL Coordinator and wrote and implemented a three-year leadership initiative for ESL and at-risk students. She received two grants, which assisted in the development of this program. Upon her leaving Denton ISD, there were more than 350 active students in the program. In 2008 Melissa published her first book titled "The Day the Princess Cried," a biblical allegory of the book of Lamentations. Currently, she serves on the Task Force for the National Girls Ministries of the AG, is the Texas Louisiana Hispanic District Girls Ministries Director, and travels as a motivational speaker addressing students and staff. She serves alongside her husband Rev. Jay Alfaro as senior pastors of The Tabernacle Assembly of God (El Tabernaculo A/D) in Houston, Texas.

Jason Neely (2000; 2009) graduated from SAGU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts and enrolled in SAGU's School of Distance Education to graduate with his Master of Arts in theological studies in 2009. He recently began work toward a Master of Divinity. He married Carmen (Berry) Neely in 2001 and they have two children, Judah (6) and Jenna (5). He is senior pastor of Living Waters Church in Salida, Colo., and serves as executive presbyter of the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountain District.


In 2010, Rev. Jay Alfaro (2010) had the honor of returning to his home church, The Tabernacle Assembly of God (El Tabernaculo A/D) in Houston, Texas, to serve as pastor. Alfaro had the opportunity to collaborate with community initiatives, including one where he served on Judge Ed Emmet's Juvenile Detention Task Force Committee. He looks forward to beginning his doctoral work next semester at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Taylor (Galindo) Roark (2010) teaches English full-time at A+ Academy and sings on the worship team at the Dallas campus of the Village Church about once a month. The Village just released a new worship album, and Taylor is featured in two songs.

Michelle Neumann (2012) is now a full-time employee of Burrell Behavioral Health. She is a community support specialist and assists clients in psychiatric rehabilitation. Michelle works with adults with persistent and severe mental illness to reach treatment goals.

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