Evangelism Tip

Have you heard all the excitement over the new movie "The Hobbit?" Well this is a great time to capitalize on all that with the new Hobbit Collectible Gospel Tract. It's a beautiful postcard size collectible with Gandalf on the front. Now if you don't know who Gandalf is, you'll just have to go to the movie to find out. And while you are there, here is a fun way to evangelize… When you see the lines for The Hobbit, take a stack of the collectibles, go to the front of the line and announce that each person in line will receive a Hobbit collectible. Give instructions that they are to … [Read more...]

Welcome Pastor Ray!

First Baptist Chandler has called Pastor Ray C. Jones as Pastor to Students.  A warm FBC welcome to Pastor Ray, his wife Neicy, and baby daughter, Olivia.  Continue to pray for them as they get settled into their new home and become acquainted with everyone. We are excited to have the Jones family here and to see how God will use them as we continue to minister to the Chandler community in 2013!   … [Read more...]

Canyon Music Festival

January 19-20 This two-day Christian music festival includes headlining sets by Thousand Foot Krutch on Saturday and Jars of Clay with Audio Adrenaline on Sunday. Other performers include Flatfoot 56, Propaganda, Spoken, Everfound, Moriah Peters, Dearspeak, Safe Haven, Downing Street and Andy Mineo.   … [Read more...]

A Note From Steve

It has been a real honor for me to serve our church as Interim Pastor to Students over the past six months. We are very excited to have Ray Jones take over in January! If you haven't met him, his wife Neicy, and their daughter Olivia, find them and say hello! They are a wonderful family and a welcome addition to our church. We have had an incredible year in 2012. Our students have brought several friends to church for the first time, and we have really focused on service over the past few months. We gave out 3 gifts to each student who came to our Christmas party. One was the legend of the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Our Church’s Centennial


The year was 1913 and a handful of brave souls followed God’s leading and started a church in a small desert community. Over the next century that church grew, built a series of buildings in several locations, and was blessed and used by God to touch their city. That small desert community grew into a major city located on the edge of the Phoenix area. The city? Chandler, Arizona. The church? First Baptist. That’s right – our church is 100 years old this year. We have several events planned for this year to celebrate our centennial. I hope you will be able to join us for as many as … [Read more...]

Deacon Ordination Ceremony!


  Deacon Ordination Ceremony! There will be a Deacon Ordination Ceremony for Leo So, Steve Lamirand and Hernando Cardenas on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 6:30 at the church. This is a very meaningful time for the candidates and our church. There will be refreshments served immediately after the ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend. … [Read more...]