First Southern Baptist Church
of Avondale
1001 N. Central Avenue / Avondale, AZ  85323
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Staff Members


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.


Senior Pastor Jack Marslender 




Minister of Education, Phil Johnson




Associate Pastor (Spanish), Hector Rivas




Children's Ministries Director, Amy Zimmerle




Office Manager, Naomi Hutchison




Minister of Worship, Mary Kaye Wonner




Student Ministries, Holly Kilfoyle




Staff Intern, Kenneth 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, Kelli Hernandez

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.