Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Phoenix First Church is to
REACH people for Jesus Christ, to INSTRUCT followers in the ways of God, to equip our people to WORSHIP God, SERVE others and build COMMUNITY
 through activities for all ages.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


James  Williamson, Worship Director

James leads each service in spirit-filled worship. His love for the Lord shows through music and scripture. James and his wife Sarah have four lovely girls. Both graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University. James enjoys soccer, hiking the trails around his home, and the occasional trip to Scotland to visit family.




Pastor Joe Ely, Visitation Pastor

Pastor Joe has a loving and caring spirit as he offers compassion to all he visits. He has taken many people under his wings to walk them through very difficult times. He and his wife Marie have developed deep relationships with the families that are placed in their care. Pastor Joe supports the ministries and families of Phoenix 1st by his willingness to see what needs to be done, doing it, then bringing others along to help.