FSBCS Announces New Lead Pastor – First Sunday, Oct. 14th!


We are happy to announce that after a congregation-wide vote on Sunday, September 9th, that Chad Murrell has been called to be the new Lead Pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Scottsdale.

Chad has served on staff at Calvary Baptist Church of Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the past 8 ½ years, most recently as Family Pastor. Chad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Texas A&M University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad and his wife Jana have been married for 14 years and have two sons, Knox who is 8 and Declan who is 11 months.  Please note that Chad’s last name is pronounced “MERL.”  Chad’s first Sunday at First Southern Scottsdale will be Sunday, October 14.

Please join us in welcoming Chad and his family to our church and praying for them as they begin planning for their move to Scottsdale.

If you’d like to hear Chad’s sermon from September 9th, please visit our Audio Sermons page.  You can also view the Facebook livestream of the service here.

Welcome Chad Murrell and family!