Rev. Kelly Bender
Welcome to a community seeking faithfulness in the Wesleyan Tradition. John Wesley, who founded the Methodist movement in early 18th century England, longed for his Methodists to embrace what he called “a vital piety,” where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is “personal first, and social (justice) always.”
If you are seeking a personal relationship with a loving, forgiving Jesus and wanting to be part of a church family making a difference in their community and world, you will find yourself drawn to Tempe First. I trust you will find a warm welcome here, a place in which to belong, search, grow, share…from which to serve.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Kelly B. Bender
Rev. Jamie Booth
Associate Pastor / Wesley Campus Ministry
Rev. Rosemary Anderson