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…

Church plant heist unites planting leaders for outreach

June 22, 2021

Striving to plant a healthy church in a given year is nerve-wracking enough with obstacles ranging from apathy, opposition, financial stress to discouragement. Planting a healthy church during COVID-19 is…

Tyson, ‘the quintessential pastor,’ dies at 87

June 18, 2021

Known as the warm and caring, mentoring pastor who could recall the names of everyone he ever met, lifelong minister of the gospel Charles Tyson was welcomed into his heavenly…

Zona Camp, students’ lives ‘Restored’

June 8, 2021

When Allena Fugatt learned her youth group couldn’t make the annual trek to Zona Camp in 2020, it was one of many disappointments caused by COVID-19. “COVID was already ruining…

Pandemic nursing: Support comes from faith, family, church

June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 floors in Arizona began to fill up in March 2020, Donna Carlson, a member of Mountain Ridge Church in Glendale, volunteered along with thousands of other healthcare…

Meeting community needs during a crisis

June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic came to Arizona, health care workers across the state offered care and support to patients battling the devastating virus. At the same time, Mountain Ridge Church…

Why the Pastors & Wives Retreat means so much to me

June 7, 2021

We put a lot of time and effort and funding into the Pastors & Wives Retreat. As a result, we are only able to do it every three years at…

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