Our Leadership Staff

Freddy T. Wyatt, Senior Pastor

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Freddy T. is the new Senior Pastor of FSBCS as of June of 2014.  Before coming to Scottsdale (from Clarksville, TN), the Wyatts served for five years in New York City as church planters with Gallery Church. In addition to pastoring and planting in NYC, Freddy T. served as the Director of SBTS-NYC, and served as a Trustee for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Freddy T. and his wife Susan were married in 2004 and have 4 children: Jack (2006), Elliott (2008), Lillie (2008), and Parker (2012).  Freddy T. lists his favorite things to do as cheering for the Suns and Diamondbacks, drinking Cartel & Lux Coffee and sojourning.


Keith Matney, Associate Pastor

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Keith sensed God’s call in his life to vocational ministry as a teen and prepared accordingly by graduating from Dallas Baptist University (Bachelor of Music) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master’s of Religious Education).  He served churches in Texas and has been with First Southern since 1998.  Keith loves creating opportunities for believers to use their gifts to honor God through creative expressions of worship and bless His people.

Keith has been married to Kathy for over 33 years.  They have been blessed with three grown boys, two wonderful daughter-in-laws — all serving the Lord and His church — and three very busy grandchildren.  One of the greatest blessings of Keith’s life is for he and his family to call First Southern his home.

Josh Hogue, Children & Family Pastor

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Pastor Josh Hogue has been at First Southern since August of 2015. Josh had previously served as a pastor for six years overseeing kids, students and education ministries in Florida.

Originally from Naples, FL, Josh got a BA in both Christian Studies and Psychology from Union University in Tennessee where he met his beautiful wife Misty. They have two great kids, Kaylee and Elijah. Josh and his family love to go on family adventures, make new friends and enjoy good food!


Josh Newton, Student Pastor

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Josh Newton’s passion is to see students from Junior High to College age serve and love the Lord as disciples of Christ making disciples for God’s glory and their joy.

Josh has been in Student ministry since 2012 and  joined our team to grow and expand the Kingdom of God here in the valley. He is a newlywed to his beautiful wife Jennifer who currently attends Grand Canyon University. Josh recently graduated from California Baptist University with a degree in Applied Theology and has given his life to pastoral ministry. He is currently seeking a Masters degree from Gateway Seminary.

Josh loves football and traveling. You can find him on any given weekend exploring Arizona, and experiencing all Phoenix has to offer.


Jennifer Newton, Assistant to the Senior Pastor

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Jennifer, commonly known as “Jenn,” is the Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor, Freddy T.  Jennifer has served in ministry alongside of her husband for the past 4 years. She loves serving in the church and loving on people.

Jennifer was born and raised a California girl. She came to Arizona to study education with plans of returning to California upon the completion of her degree. However, she and her husband sensed God’s call and planted their roots in Arizona. She loves Arizona and all of the beauty it has to offer. When Jennifer has spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and discovering new places in Arizona.