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Most of the time as we read the Bible we are listening for God to speak – “The word of God as it came to the prophet…”
As a record of God’s people talking back, the 150 prayers collected in the book of Psalms are unique in our Bible.
They constitute a comprehensive diary of the faith journeys of real people struggling to align what they believe with what they actually experience. They provide a rare opportunity to overhear the authentic voices of the faithful and the frail, the fortunate and the fearful. In this, they are sometimes messy and discordant, sometimes orderly and beautiful. In other words, the Psalms are just like life itself.
Join us in worship for the next 8 weeks as our pastors lead us into the deeply personal realm of the Psalms with our new sermon series, “Life is Like That. . .”
Pastor Bill introduces the series this week with a look at the first and last Psalms, and a reflection on the breadth of life that lies between.
Welcome to our Church Family
Our prayer is that you will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ, and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church is here for you. It is not just a church; it is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord, and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you! May the Lord bless you and keep you! We hope to see you soon!
Pastor, Bill Good
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church is located in the beautiful town of Fountain Hills, Arizona and is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. We have two services on Sunday morning with a worship attendance of about 300 individuals depending on the season.
Our church members are from nearly all denominational backgrounds, however, our church is a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and have our roots historically planted in the rich heritage of the Protestant Reformations in Switzerland and Scotland. We are a connectional church, in mission, outreach, and ecumenical relationships.
Pastor, Bill Good
Sr. Pastor and Head of Staff,
Bill is a second-career pastor with some 30+ years as a business owner and administrator. His life as a businessman was interrupted by a call to enroll in Fuller Seminary Southwest in 2002. In 2004 he joined the staff of Mt. View Presbyterian Church as Student Pastor and Director of Adult Education. Following receipt of a Master of Divinity degree, he was called as Interim Associate Pastor at Mt. View, where he was ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2008.
Bill has an abiding commitment to Christian spiritual formation and a background in scripturally founded, culturally relevant, creatively implemented Christian education. He is devoted to teaching, preaching, and living the core truth of “Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Bill’s experiences in both ministry and business combine to give him an informed and passionate faith as well as a practical perspective toward the demands of daily life in this world. Bill is married to Tami and together they share 5 children ranging in ages from 2 to 28 years.
Associate Pastor, Ken Brown
Ken grew up in a Presbyterian Church (UPC) near Detroit, MI, and jettisoned any belief in God by the time he was a junior in high school. But a crisis for truth during his first year in college caused him to pursue Jesus as a philosopher, not as a religious teacher. But he got hooked and came to know the risen Christ in a very real way.
He graduated from college with a B.A. in Philosophy/Religion and then attended seminary in northern Indiana. Upon graduation from seminary, he spent a year in a pastoral internship at a church in Ashland, Ohio and one year later embarked on his ministry as a senior pastor in several churches in Akron and Columbus Ohio.
For a few years (1994-1996 – while planting a church), he served in the role of the National Coordinator of the Veritas Forum, a lecture and forum/debate ministry to major universities across the country. Meeting so many noteworthy authors also challenged him to write several books and one of those led to numerous radio and T.V. interviews, a feature article in the Washington Times, and an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News.
Ken and his wife Margie will be celebrating their 40th anniversary later this year. They have two daughters, Rachel and Julie, who have six children between them. Ken and Margie moved to Arizona nearly three years ago to get closer to their families and began attending FHPC two years ago. Now for the last year it has been our privilege to have Ken serve as an Associate Pastor for our church family.
Rev. Stan Jones
Parish Associate, a volunteer staff position.
Stan is a retired Presbyterian pastor, who began his work in 1954 as pastor of the Florence Arizona church, and as Protestant Chaplin at Arizona State Prison. He then served parishes in Placentia, Ca., and Granada Hills, Ca., spanning 27 years. He also served as Director of Seminary Ministries for a national organization, Faith at Work, leading retreats for clergy at 34 seminaries nationwide; funded by the Lilly Foundation.
His “mainspring of motivation” is the conviction that we all have the same spiritual DNA as Jesus, and that he came to wake us up and enable us to become what God created us to be, especially in our relationships. Stan and his wife Louise have lived in Fountain Hills since 1991.
Director of Music Ministry
has loved every part of being involved with such a good-hearted, friendly church for the last 20 years. While earning her Bachelor of Music degree/Choral Emphasis at Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho, she began her first position directing the Adult and Youth Choirs. She’s done the same in each church she’s been in since. She’s been on the music staff at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church 18 years. She directs the Youth music, Celebration Ringers and the Celebration Singers. She’s been teaching music, K-8, General/Inst./Choral, 24 years here in the Valley of the Sun. She has continued studies in Music Therapy, and early childhood music studies. She enjoys playing and studying a variety of instruments, and is continuing performance studies. As she rehearses with all those involved in the music ministry of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, she loves encouraging the God inspired lyrics, melodies and harmonies. She enjoys the experience of fellowship as we all move through our Christian experience together.
Director of Christian Formation and a certified Spiritual Director.
For 30 years, Debby has had the honor of serving families dedicated to the Chrisitan formation of children in various ways. She also serves voluntarily on the board of KidZ At Heart International and serves an additional (unique) role as KidZ At Heart Spiritual Formation Director, assisting board members and staff around the globe in the continual growth as a spiritual learning community within their ministry and mission leadership team. Debby still passionately believes that our greatest defense of Christianity and virtuous living is in the Christian formation of our children in the context of community within every culture. She is excited to see how the love and grace of God shaping the hearts and ministries of FHPC.
Debby and her loving, supportive husband, Gary, live in Ahwatukee, AZ and have two married devoted daughters and four darling grandchildren.
9:00 AM – Sunday
“home by another way”,
casual service: 11:15 AM