Meet Our Staff

First Baptist Church of Nogales

 

 

Steve Murray

Interim Pastor

 

Steve went to Denver Seminary for three years and graduated with a Master of Divinity. Upon graduating he pastored a small church in Northern California for three years. followed by pastoring a church in San Jose for 12 years and then a church in Nashua, NH for 23 years. In 2019, Steve “semi-retired” and he and Nancy moved to Sun City West, AZ.

Steve wants to continue to serve God as a Pastor and coach/consultant. He enjoys cooking, reading, and would like to pick chess back up. He has been learning Spanish for 10 years, so this opportunity at FBC is a wonderful “classroom” with many maestros to learn from!

 

 

Fred Millner

Worship Leader

 

I have been married to Julie for 31 years. We have five daughters and one grandson. I have been on worship teams in one form or another since high school and teaching music in public schools for close to 30 years. This has opened the doors to participating in Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs at my school since 2008. Recently, I have recorded and released an album called the Race with a band called Dust to Heaven. All of my daughters are involved with the project in some form. Julie (the “Jefa” or CEO) and I also run the family ranch in Mexico.

 

 

Elda López

Director of Children's Ministries

 

I became a Christian at 17 during a Sunday School class that a Seminary student was teaching in the city of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Very soon, God called me to be his full-time servant. After getting married in 1990, my husband Manuel Lopez and I started to teach at Nogales Baptist Seminary. I taught for fifteen years there. He became a pastor and we served nine years at Bethel Baptist Church in Nogales, Sonora. Then we came to FBC of Nogales and have been here since 2003. In 2005 Manuel became Assistant Pastor overseeing the Hispanic Ministry. In 2022, he resigned from FBC to become the Director of Nogales Baptist Seminary (SEBANO) in Nogales, Sonora, where he has taught for 32 years. We have two adult children, one working as a translator, and the other one in cybersecurity in Austin, Texas. I love to teach children and believe strongly that if I teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they will grow strong roots to follow Him forever. I love ministries that reach children in our community, including the ones that pray for schools, and the ones that get into public schools.

Personally, I love to make DIYs at home, enjoy my pets, and go out to have breakfast on Saturdays with my husband.

 

 

Margot López

Church Administrator

My family and I have been attending First Baptist Church of Nogales for several years now. We recently committed to becoming members of the church and are now helping out in any way we can. It is a privilege to work at the front office. Greeting anyone who enters brings so much joy and I look forward to supporting others with anything I can.

This year, my amazing husband Mario Lopez and I will have been married 19 years. We have two teenage boys who keep us entertained and make us very proud. Our family is very close and enjoys doing many things together. Some of my hobbies are cooking, fixing up my house, gardening, taking nature walks, and being with family and friends.

We are so blessed in this community; and it is my ongoing prayer that everyone who either comes in once or has been here for years, feels the unconditional and abundant love God has for us.

First Baptist Church of Nogales

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(520) 281-1677

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1916 N. Frank Reed Rd Nogales AZ 85621

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First Baptist Church of Nogales

Contact Us

office @fbcnogales.org

(520) 281-1677

1916 N. Frank Reed Rd Nogales AZ 85621

Stay Connected

First Baptist Church of Nogales

Contact Us

office @fbcnogales.org

(520) 281-1677