We believe in a biblical model of local church leadership.

Leadership in the local church isn’t a personal career choice or the result of a degree. It is a calling to be sure, but a “calling” is not a personal, private feeling about what we think God wants us to do independent of our character or the affirmation of the community of God’s people. Leaders in Christ’s church must be faithful, qualified people who are interested in serving others, not in attaining a platform for personal promotion. Elders must men who are able to lead well and teach God’s Word accurately (Titus 1:6-9), and their giftings and qualifications must be recognized and affirmed by other qualified leaders as well as the congregation of God’s people (2 Tim. 2:2). Likewise, deacons must men and women of high repute who are known for their godliness and diligence in serving the Lord’s people (1 Tim. 3.8-13, Acts 6.5).

At Firm Foundation, we seek to be a church that follows God’s blueprint for local church leadership as revealed in His Word.

Our Elders

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Jeff Nordyke

ELDER | PASTOR

Jeff joined the leadership team in August of 2022 where he serves as director of Children and Youth ministries as well as in an administrative capacity. Jeff is a native of Prescott and previously served as the Administrative Manager and as a Deacon at Canyon Bible Church of Prescott for over 7 years. He previously served as the Director of Children’s Ministry, on staff of Student Ministry, and various other ministry roles at Canyon Prescott. He also earned a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from Phoenix Seminary. Jeff and his wife Sarah have been married since 2003 and have three wonderful children: Taylor, Clark, and Jaina.

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Lloyd Murphy

ELDER | PASTOR–TEACHER

Lloyd has been the Pastor-Teacher of Firm Foundation since July of 2018. Prior to this he served in associate roles in churches in Arizona and California for fifteen years. He earned his MDiv from The Master’s Seminary and also has a BA in biblical and pastoral studies. Lloyd and his wife, Christy, grew up near the Quad-City area and are blessed to serve the Lord in the place they love to call home. They have been married since 2003 and have four children, Caleb, Anna, Leah, and Joel.

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Steve Adams

ELDER

Steve Adams is a licensed architect and operations/training analyst for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. He has a B.Arch. from Arizona State University, where he met and married his wife of 40 years, Janet. Together they have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Steve and Janet are have been attending Firm Foundation Bible Church since 2021 and have called the Prescott area home since 1993.

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Tony de la Riva

ELDER | PASTOR

Tony came to Firm Foundation in March of 2020 and his areas of service include discipleship, communications, outreach, and congregational worship. He has a BA in biblical and pastoral studies and is currently working on his MDiv at The Master’s Seminary. Prior to coming onboard full-time at FFBC in 2023, Tony ran his own branding + web development studio, de la Riva Brands, which he still maintains on a part-time, limited basis. Tony is a native of the Fresno area in California’s Central Valley, and he and his wife Beki have been married since 2007 and have four children, Chloe, Daisy, Manasseh, and Israel.

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Keith Jurgens

ELDER
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Roger Ricketts

ELDER

Our Deacons

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Linda Brunson

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Gary Cordes

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Dean Malley

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Rosie Murphy-Lynn

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Faye Ricketts

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Mike Smith