Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the leaders of our church. We strive to be as accessible as possible to answer any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of us. It will be a privilige to speak with you.
Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1984 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990.
Pastor Ed Clavell serves as pastor to our Latino community at First Baptist Church Tempe. Ed’s greatest passion is in developing the leaders God has called for His Kingdom.
Associate Worship Pastor
Phil began attending FBC in 1974. Phil works directly with our Worship Ministries in planning and leading worship as well as playing in our orchestra. Phil is a Pastor-in-training turned Pastor and a Bible scholar.
Caleb Curtisi is our Youth Pastor overseeing Junior High & High School Ministries as well as coaching parents on how to the Gospel of Jesus changes everything.
A graduate of Phoenix Seminary, Terry serves as a full time hospital Chaplain where he cares for the spiritual needs of people.
Pastor of Care
Curt Guthrie loves people especially those with a hurt, hang-up or habit. He serves as Pastor of Care and Director of Celebrate Recover with extensive experience in transformation and recovery groups and ministries.
Fred and his wife, Joy, began attending FBC in 1986. Born in Chicago, Illinois, some of Fred’s interests include old cars, especially from the 1950’s and miniature trains. Fred is a mentor to Pastor Roger and a Godly teacher of the Word.
Jeff Savage loves to fish, just ask him. Fishing for souls for Jesus is his passion plus catching a few bass along the way. As Outreach Director to young families Jeff uses sports, meals, smiles and inspiration to connect people to God.
Senior Worship Pastor
Phillip is a native of Georgia; born and raised in Monroe. He oversees all our fine arts ministries including all worship services, choirs, bands, orchestra, ensembles, praise teams, technical crews, and drama.
As a past public school elementary teacher Sharmon enjoys helping kids and their parents in Kid City discover the wonder of God.
Phil Van Kley
Phil works directly with our Worship Ministries in planning worship and leading worship, playing the organ and piano and leading choir.
Pastor in Training
Anthony Whitlatch preaches upstairs in the 9:30am Contemporary Intersect worship service. Anthony is pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary
Women's Ministries Director
As a former educator at Rio Salado College, Mindelle has a passion for teaching every age and strives to bring out the unique gifts and talents of her students.