Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.
Caleb Curtisi is one of our Associate Pastors overseeing Youth ministries for junior high and high school students and coaching parents on how to teach Jesus to their teens. He joined FBC in March of 2016. Caleb seeks to give life not take life as an effective teacher, friend and servant of all. Caleb is a full time student at Phoenix Seminary working towards a couple degrees. Caleb is on the look-out for leaders and mentors of youth. If you need drum lessons ask Caleb for a few lessons.