Resident Faculty

Roger Ball


Associate Professor, Leadership and Ministry

DMin, Western Seminary, Phoenix
MA, Church Education, Western Seminary
MA, Theology, Western Seminary
MA, Education, University of Arizona
BA, Education, University of Arizona


Since 1990, Dr. Ball has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tempe. He was also one of the founding pastors of Phoenix Seminary and served for a time as Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. Ball is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences and is passionate about preaching the Bible and modeling integrity, grace, and mercy. His specialties include: conflict management, turn-around churches, church planting, world missions, and advanced teaching techniques.

Select Publications

  • Contributing author to Discipleship and Mentoring
  • "Initiating Dialogue" in Ministry Advice from Seasoned Pastors

Professional Presentations

  • Teaching seminars on mentoring, the Bible, leadership, ministry, and conflict management
  • Coach for senior pastors, church boards, church plants, church leaders, and parachurch organizations