Point Leaders

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 Ball

    Senior Pastor

    Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1984 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990.

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  • Doug Bell

    Associate Worship Pastor

    Doug, a gifted guitar musician and singer, serves as one of worship Pastors in our contemporary worship service.

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  • Ed Clavell

    Associate Pastor

    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.

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  • Phil Coleman

    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.

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  • Caleb Curtisi

    Youth Pastor

    Caleb Curtisi is our Youth Pastor overseeing Youth ministries for junior high and high school students and coaching parents on how to teach Jesus to their teens.

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  • Terry Gott

    Pastor

    A graduate of Phoenix Seminary, Terry serves as a full time hospital Chaplain where he cares for the spiritual needs of people.

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  • Curt Guthrie

    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.

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  • Fred Morse

    Pastor

    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.

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  • Jeff Savage

    Outreach Director

    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.

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  • Phillip Shepherd

    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.

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  • Sharmon Steil

    Children's Director

    As a past public school elementary teacher Sharmon enjoys helping kids and their parents in Kid City discover the wonder of God.

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  • Phil Van Kley

    Associate Worship Pastor

    Phil works directly with our Worship Ministries in planning worship and leading worship, playing the organ and piano and leading choir.

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