Meet the Pastor


Pastor Rick Jordan grew up as “preacher’s kid” in Chicago, Illinois. As a child he watched and learned as his father and mother taught the Word of God to those around them and at church. When he became an adult, he moved to Arizona and married his wife, Linda. As they began their life and family that included 3 small children (Ricky, Danielle, and Emily), he soon realized there was no place, that taught the Word of God, rightly divided, and Grace living as he learned and cherished as a child.

Out of necessity, he started a small Bible study in his living room in 1997. That small group grew and matured into Southwest Bible Fellowship and moved to its current location in Tempe, Arizona in 2011.

Pastor Rick has had the honor and privilege of being the main speaker on several Valley radio shows and has had the opportunity to speak at Bible Conferences all over the United States. He has an ongoing ministry on the internet through the church website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

His ministry verse has always been II Corinthians 1:24: “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy”. As the Pastor, he feels it is a privilege and honor to be a helper of your joy in living a life that is well pleasing to our Lord and Savior.

Please come and join us for a service, join us on Facebook, or through our web site. Even with the world changing all around us, we can be assured that the Word of God rightly divided never changes and the Grace life is the life to live.