John & Valarie Smith
Lead Pastors


John and Valarie Smith have served FCFTucson from its birth in their living room until the present day. Their assignment shifted and they became Lead Pastors on February 24, 2019 as the church celebrated its 15th year in Tucson. They oversee the administrative duties and operations of the church and its ministries, as well as minister the Word of God with power and accuracy at home and abroad. Their hearts' desire is to reach the Tucson community with the Love of God and see people become whole and walk in their divine purpose.

Pastors John and Valarie have a love for people and a passion for excellence and that shines through in all they do. Both are graduates of Indiana State University and Faith Ministry Training Institute. They are also certified Life Coaches. They enjoy traveling when they can, visiting coffee shops, hiking, and reading. Most importantly, they are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Cannon, Mira, and Saya.

Virgil & Judy Stokes
Founding Pastors 


Virgil and Judy Stokes pioneered FCF of Tucson in 2004. They have previously served as pastors in Oklahoma, New York, and Arizona. In 1981, they founded Abundant Heart Ministries, and have been involved in training pastors and church leaders at home and abroad ever since. Beginning in 1988, Faith Ministry Training Institute has been training regular people for remarkable things. FMTI is currently active in Tucson and many other places. Pastors Virgil and Judy are now focusing this next season of ministry and ministering to ministers, teaching on contending for the supernatural, and bringing this message of faith to Latin America. Their ministry is marked by a commitment to the truth of the Word of God and the power of the Spirit.

Pastor Virgil is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Both he and Judy are graduates of Rhema Bible Training Center. Since 2000, Virgil has served in various leadership roles for Faith Christian Fellowship International. A prolific writer, he has authored several books as well as curriculum material to Faith Ministry Training Institute.