Say hello to the leadership team at FBCScottsdale!

Pastoral Staff

Jim Coston

Lead Pastor

Jim is the Lead Pastor here at FBCScottsdale. Jim and his wife Julie of 28 years have three kids. Jim has a Doctorate of Ministry from Truett Seminary at Baylor University in addition to his 24 years of professional ministry experience. In spite of Jim’s extensive education and ministry experience, he is a humble leader who believes it is important to always be a student at heart. In his free time, Jim enjoys exercising and going on bike rides.

Contact Jim: jcoston@fbcscottsdale.org

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38 - 39

Drew Cline

Director of Worship and Creative Arts

Drew is the Director of Worship and Creative Arts here at FBCScottsdale. He has been married to his wife Amber for five years. Drew graduated from Arizona Christian University with a Degree in Music and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music and Worship at Liberty University. When Drew is not at FBC he enjoys playing soccer and filling the rest of his time with a variety of board games including Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Raccoon Tycoon.

Contact Drew: dcline@fbcscottsdale.org

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8

Darla Holmes

Director of Children's Ministries AND GROW GROUPS

Darla is the Director of Children’s Ministries here at FBCScottsdale. She has been married to her husband, Bob, for 38 years and together they have four grown children. Darla was previously the Early Childhood Director for ten years before stepping into her current role. Darla is passionate about supporting families, kids and parents alike, as they navigate the twists and turns of life. When Darla is not taking care of families at FBC she enjoys playing games and spending time with her family—especially her new grandbabies.

Contact Darla: dholmes@fbcscottsdale.org

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Monica Lievsay


Monica is the Director of Youth here at FBCScottsdale. She graduated from Arizona Christian University with a degree in Christian Ministries and has worked with children, youth, and missions for over a decade. She just recently graduated from Trinity University with a Master’s in Sociology which has prepared her to deal with the cultural issues our youth are facing everyday. When Monica is not at FBCS, she loves reading, kayaking and climbing trees!

Contact Monica: youth@fbcscottsdale.org

"Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him." - Psalm 62:5

John Stewart

Director of Facilities

John is the Director of Facilities at FBCScottsdale. John is married to Kathi and they have four grown children. John has been working at FBCS for 13 years and John has yet to find a problem he can’t solve. When John is not at FBC he enjoys spending his free time as a professional musician in addition to camping, fishing, and cooking.

Contact John: jstewart@fbcscottsdale.org

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12

Dan Irawan

Facilities Assistant

Dan is the Facilities Assistant here at FBCScottsdale. Dan already has a lifetime of experiences between his vast travel history and a variety of jobs including engineering at Mindspring and Earthlink Inc. When Dan is not busy helping out around campus, he enjoys tinkering with electronics, coding, reading books, and visiting National Parks.

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45

Support Staff

Pat Smith

Creative Arts Intern

Pat is the Creative Arts Intern here at FBCScottsdale. Pat and his wife, Erica, have two children: Finn and Isla. Pat has run sound professionally for eight years, helped churches with website design, and plays a variety of musical instruments. In Pat’s free time, he enjoys watching movies with his wife and eating Chipotle.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:6-7

Peter Townsend

Children's Ministry Intern

Peter is the Children’s Ministry Intern here at FBCScottsdale. He is the oldest of five kids and has been attending FBCS his whole life. Peter has been working with the after-school drama club at Tonaleas for five years. Peter enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and collecting comics in his free time.


Social Media Intern

Andrew is the Social Media Intern here at FBCScottsdale. He is the middle child in a family with three boys. Andrew began his work at FBCS as a social media intern in 2019 as a foreign exchange student and we have been blessed to have him continue his responsibilities remotely as he presently resides in Indonesia. In Andrew’s free time he enjoys singing, dancing, reading books, and watching shows.

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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