Hispanic pastors build community despite pandemic

July 9, 2021

Life changes when people can’t interact. Relationships suffer. People feel disconnected and alone. Friends, family and co-workers drift apart, and communication breaks down. Pastors of Hispanic churches in the Arizona…

Arizona pastors find community in Facebook group

July 9, 2021

Who understands the hopes and dreams or the hurts and disappointments of a Southern Baptist pastor in Arizona better than another Southern Baptist pastor in Arizona? In 2017 Brian Bowman,…

Sue and David Cook: A Disaster Relief love story

July 6, 2021

When Sue and David Cook met in 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City, they were both passionate about helping others. But they never dreamed they would spend…

AZSBC staff transitions

July 6, 2021

The Arizona Southern Baptist Convention experienced three staff transitions recently. Sandy De Jesus, who was in charge of information services, resigned effective June 25, and Julie Newsted, Christian Challenge campus…

DR Update: Arizona Disaster Relief trains and serves in 2021

July 6, 2021

Human suffering comes in many disturbing ways: fires, floods, displacement, hunger, homelessness. Its consequences affect the general population as well as the people who serve in times of disaster. Arizona…

Book Corner — A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

July 6, 2021

Jennifer Deibel is a middle school teacher in Glendale whose work has appeared on (in)courage, on The Better Mom, in Missions Mosaic magazine, and others. What is this book about?…

Holland, former AZSBC staff member, church planter, dies

June 29, 2021

Tom Holland, program director with the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention from 1983 to 1990 and church planter in Arizona more than 20 years later, died unexpectedly June 16. He was…

Rincon Valley Cowboy Church has big plans

June 22, 2021

Tucson native Joe Grizzle has had an unmistakable call on his life to start a church plant. In pursuit of that calling, he sought out the education and support necessary…

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