In addition to theological training, Phoenix Seminary also provides helpful resources for our ministry partners:
Phoenix Seminary was instrumental in providing Bethany Bible Church long term preaching and leadership during a much needed time. Our transition between senior pastors created a sensitive need that was filled in an exceptional way through Rick Efird’s leadership. A very heartfelt thank you to Phoenix Seminary for being sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and helping during this time of need.
Bethany Bible Church
As a new church plant, we realized that we couldn’t do it alone. Phoenix Seminary and people like Rick Efird made sure we didn’t have to. They have helped us through sharing best ministry practices, providing assessment and training for our leaders, and teaching our congregation. I am grateful for the investment Phoenix Seminary has made in our church. More people love Jesus and are being equipped to lead others to Jesus because of their commitment and generosity.
Phoenix Bible Church
Every pastor needs someone who is older, wiser, more experienced, and loving to care for them in their phases in ministry. That is especially true for young pastors like me. Rick Efird is a servant leader that has graciously emulated godliness to me. Having a meaningful relationship with him will continue to develop me as a pastor for years to come.
John H. Talley III
Executive Pastor, Mission & Vision
Roosevelt Community Church
Meet Rick Efird
Director of Church Partnerships
Rick has over 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry and has been involved with Phoenix Seminary in a variety of ways since its beginning. In his present role, he seeks to encourage pastors, to network them with other ministry leaders, and to provide them with resources that enhance their personal and ministry effectiveness.
Meet Christian Cordova
Hispanic Studies Director
Christian has been involved in Hispanic ministry since 2007 and earned his Master of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary in 2021. In his current role, he seeks to connect and minister to pastors and ministry leaders from Hispanic communities. He is also developing a program entirely in Spanish to train men and women for an honoring Christ-like ministry.