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OUR STAFF

Kenny Long

Senior Pastor

I was called to preach the gospel in 1973 and called to my first church in 1976. God has faithfully led me on a marvelous journey of ministry that has allowed me to serve in Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico, Colorado and now in Arizona. I look forward to serving FBC Sun City as long as God gives strength to serve. I have been married to Carolyn since 1971 and she has always been a great ministry partner. We have 2 adult sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren.

Travis Fullwood

Associate Pastor

I have pastored three churches: First Baptist Church of Farmington, Arkansas for 8 years, Central Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona for 26½ years, and here since February of 2015. My strongest gift is teaching; I have previously served as an adjunct college professor for 17 years, teaching Bible classes for three universities. I am currently teaching our members verse-by-verse through Leviticus on Wednesdays at 4PM. I have been married since 1969 to Janice and am the father of a married daughter whose family of four lives in Riverside, California. Ministry at Sun City is proving to be very rewarding and quite enjoyable.

James Slaverio

Minister of Music

From an early age, I grew up surrounded by church music; little did I know at the time that it was also what God had planned for my future. My passion is truly ministering through music: first, as an important aspect of the worship that our glorious Lord deserves; second, as a way for us to remember and learn about God and His guidance for our lives; third, as a door to the heart for God's saving Word. FBC Sun City is the first church I’ve served in after seminary, and my wife Julena and I have been so encouraged by the friendship and support we have received here. We pray we're as much of a blessing to the members of our church as they've been to us!

Faith Balogh

Administrative Assistant

 

I have been in ministry, primarily with church plants and non-profits, for much of my young adult life. It has taken me all across the country from Los Angeles to Manhattan. Currently, my husband and I are rooted here in Phoenix for a season of building the foundation of our little family. Long term, it is my hope and desire to earn my MA degree as a Licensed Therapist with a focus in trauma along with my spiritual director credentials. My goal is to serve both inside and outside the church, specifically within the arena of trauma, where there is a vast need for both the truth and grace of a good God. In the meantime, this is the perfect landing spot and I am very much looking forward to joining in serving you all here.

11019 W Peoria Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351  |  623.933.6600