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Say hello to the leadership team at FBCScottsdale!

Jim Coston

Jim is the Lead Pastor at FBCScottsdale. Jim has one adult child and two teens approaching college [pray for him!]. Jim has a Doctorate of Ministry from Truett Seminary at Baylor University in addition to his 25+ 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 lifting weights, triathlons and writing at Panera while sipping on a Mountain Dew.

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"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

Monica Lievsay

Monica is the Youth Pastor 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!

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

Darla Holmes

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.

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"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

John Stewart

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.

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

Dan Irawan

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


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.

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." - 1 Chronicles 16:34


Brad Mannix--Facilities

Sally Stratton--Children & Grow Groups

Larry Croley--Personnel

James Olsen--Worship

Carole Boling--Youth

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