Our Leadership

Pastoral leadership isn’t a personal career choice or the result of a degree. It is a calling to be sure, but it is not a personal, private feeling about what we think God wants us to do independent of my character or the affirmation of the community of God’s people. Rather, biblical leaders must be faithful, compassionate 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).

At Firm Foundation, we seek to be a church that follows God’s blueprint for pastoral leadership as revealed in His Word. Read on to learn more about our leaders.

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.

Sermons by Pastor Lloyd ⟶

Articles by Pastor Lloyd ⟶

elders FFBC Prescott Valley Assoc. Pastor Tony de la Riva

Tony de la Riva

Elder | Associate Pastor

Tony joined the Firm Foundation leadership team in March of 2020, and his areas of service include discipleship, communications, and congregational worship. He has a BA in biblical and pastoral studies and is currently working on his MDiv at The Master’s Seminary. Being bi-vocational, he also runs his own branding + web development studio, de la Riva Brands. Tony is 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.

Sermons by Pastor Tony ⟶

Articles by Pastor Tony ⟶

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Jeff Nordyke

Elder | Associate 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 is currently enrolled and is working towards a Master of Arts in Ministry degree at Phoenix Seminary. Jeff and his wife Sarah have been married for 19 years have 3 wonderful children: Taylor, Clark, and Jaina.