First Southern Baptist Church
of Avondale
1001 N. Central Avenue / Avondale, AZ  85323
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We are committed to responding to your calls or emails quickly!  Some of our staff members are part-time, so their answer may take a day or two longer to reach you, but all of us would love to hear from you.  Click on their names to send an email!


Senior Pastor Jack Marslender
.  Pastor Jack has been with FSBCA since 1999.  He is the primary Sunday morning teacher/preacher and oversees our ministries. 





Minister of Worship, Mary Kaye Wonner.  Mary Kaye leads our music ministries and our women's ministries.





Minister of Education, Phil Johnson.  Phil oversees our adult education classes our facilities.





Associate Pastor (Spanish), Hector Rivas.  Hector leads our spanish ministries and preachers in the Spanish service, which meets at 11:00 in our gymnasium.





Office Manager, Naomi Hutchison.  Naomi oversees our offices and communications and handles all of our publications.  She is also serving as our interim preschool director.





Student Ministries, Holly Kilfoyle.  Holly oversees our teen ministries (grades 7-12) and our young adult (C2) ministries.




Children's Ministries Director, Amy Zimmerle.  Amy oversees our children's (Grades K-6) ministries.





Preschool Ministries Director, Rebecca Black.  Rebecca oversees our preschool and nursery mnistries.




Staff Intern, Kenny Marslender






Prefer to talk to someone instead?  Contact us at 623 932-2723 during our office hours of 8:00 to 4:00, Monday to Thursday.  If the person you would like to talk to is unavailable, we will do our best to get back to you quickly.

Key Volunteers


Much of our work is done by volunteer teams. Most of them have full-time jobs, so their responses may not be immediate, but they are all willing to respond to emails.


Chairman of Deacons, Harvey Quackenbush

Our deacons lead a variety of our ministries, including altar counseling, new member orientation, outreach visitation, benevolence ministry, hospital visitation . . . and much more.


Chairman of Administrative Team, Clark Leuthold

Our administrative team oversees our finances and budget and our staff and personnel.


Chairman of Trustees, Bob Pitts

Our Trustees are the legal representatives of our church corporation and deal with legal, paperwork, and related issues.


Chairman of Missions Team, Galen Irby

Our Missions Team keeps us focused on missions, evaluates new mission opportunities, plans mission events and ministries.


Chairman of Hospitality, Angelica Fish

Our hospitality team plans and works at church fellowships and activities.