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march 2015 - Arizona Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God
MARCH
2015
Vol. 69 | No. 03
THE GRAND CANYON STATE ARIZONA
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and
daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream
dreams.”
Stephen L. Harris
Superintendent
@stephenlharris
Heath Adamson
75th Anniversary
Arizona District Council of
the Assemblies of God
I
don’t believe there has been a
more anticipated time in my tenure
of leadership where we’ve been as
excited about any district conference
than we are this year. The significance
of marking our 75th year as a district
is appropriate and honorable. As
we’ve gathered the history of many of
our churches, and read through J.K.
Gressett’s memoirs, and realized the
huge footprints we walk in, collectively
we have felt an overwhelming sense
of the destiny of God in leading and
establishing this Arizona District.
Our own Bernadine Clark has worked
tirelessly to put our history in book form
and it is one of the two books you will
receive with your registration for the
conference. The second book will be
J.K. Gressett’s memoirs of those earliest
years in the district’s history. You will
find both gifts worth the read, and like
us, you will be inspired by the sacrifice
hundreds have made to bring us to
this monumental time of celebrating 75
years of existence.
I fully believe that God led us to our
guest speakers in Heath Adamson,
Robert Madu, George Wood and
Pastor Tommy Barnett. It will again
be my distinct privilege to preach the
Ordination service as we ordain 23
candidates this year.
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At the age of seventeen, Heath’s life
was dramatically transformed by an
encounter with Jesus. Steeped in drug
abuse and the occult, he came to
believe in Christ for salvation. Heath’s
dramatic salvation experience has led
him to serve in multiple leadership
roles with global influence.
Robert Madu
Robert preaches from a passionate
heart for Jesus. For 10 years he has
crisscrossed the globe, preaching the
gospel and taking every opportunity
to tell people about the love of Jesus
Christ. Robert is compelled to make
aware to every individual that God is
for them and that He has a specific
plan and purpose for every life. Robert
presents the gospel in such a unique
and dynamic way.
George Wood
Dr. Wood has served as General
Superintendent of the Assemblies of
God since 2007. The U.S. Assemblies
of God is part of a larger World
Assemblies of God fellowship with a
membership of over 66 million. Dr.
Wood also serves as chairman of the
World Assemblies of God fellowship
as well as the global co-chair for
Empowered21. It is significant to have
our General Superintendent with us for
this anniversary conference.
Tommy Barnett
Pastor Barnett has blessed us on
many occasions and this year
will be no exception. He is CoPastor of Phoenix First as well as
the founder of the Los Angeles
Dream Center.Center & Phoenix
Dream Center.
Tommy is a
Don’t miss these
historical two days
as we celebrate 75
years of history. The
best is yet to come!
Pastors, please make
an effort to bring
your congregation for
the Thursday night
75th Anniversary
Celebration Service!
It will be an exciting
evening. Looking
forward to seeing each
one of you, April 22
& 23 at Phoenix First
Assembly of God.
Leigh Metcalf
Secretary - Treasurer
@LeighMetcalfAZ
C
rossOver embraces all regardless
of ethnicity, religious background,
and race with the love of Christ!
Believing that an ethnic church
should transition into a multi-cultural
church or risk becoming irrelevant
and ineffective in a growing melting
pot of cultures and races in the US,
they sensed that God was calling
them in a new direction.
They purchased the building they
meet in back in April 2013, and
were able to start using the building
in 2014. When the Garcia’s came
to Arizona in February 2012, they
were originally supposed to pastor
a Filipino congregation, but as the
church dynamics started to change,
they realized God was calling them
to re-launch the church as an
Assemblies of God church plant.
Prior to coming to Arizona Pastor
Diodor Garcia, had been in one form
of ministry or another since 1987
and Pastor Ana Pamela Garcia had
been in ministry since 1986. They
have been part of planting churches
from the ground up and growing
already existing churches all around
the world.
When they officially launch
CrossOver church in October
of 2015, they will not only be
launching the campus in Glendale,
but they will also be launching a
campus in Chandler. Their goal is to
reach out to the Filipino-American
community, which in Maricopa
County alone encompasses 40,000
Filipino-American’s. Since there
are only 6 churches, each with a
congregation of about 50 people,
currently reaching this group of
people, the Garcia’s saw a need
that had to be met. As they are
laying the foundation for their church,
CrossOver is happy to report they
are running over 100 people.
Distinctly blessed for being warm
and friendly, CrossOver seeks to
love every person into a personal
relationship with Jesus. They strive
to be different and unique in every
approach and to make people feel
loved and affirmed with the bigness
of Christ’s heart for them.
CrossOver Church
Pastors:
Diodor & Ana Garcia
Will Launch:
October 2015
Location:
7105 N. 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
Time:
10am
Website:
crossoveraz.org
Pastors Diodor &
Ana Garcia
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Craig Carter
Assistant Superintendent
AGWM Director
I’m excited to announce two Pastors Roundtables dealing with the topic “Better Together”. Jeff
Hartensveld, director of Assemblies of God World Missions Mobilization will lead a team from the
World Missions department to discuss with us how working together we can do a better job of
reaching the world.
The Roundtables will be held May 4th at New Life Church in Ahwatukee
and on May 5th at Harvest Church in Glendale.
Both meetings will begin promptly at 10:00 and end at 2:00pm (lunch will be provided). There is
no charge for attending the Roundtables however, I do ask you to register online so that we can
provide lunch and have adequate materials for you.
Pastors are in the business of moving people spiritually. Ultimately it is God who changes
people’s hearts, but we as Pastors have a part to play in this moving process. So how do we
move people for missions? This is more than getting people to give, pray and embrace world
missions. It is moving people toward the missional heart of God.
What would happen if more people would embrace the missional heart of God? These Pastor
Roundtables will focus on discussion, interaction and reflection as we become “Better Together”.
Do you have a Biblical perspective on God’s Mission? What is your Biblical Missiology?
We want to move people:
From My Picture to His Picture
From Observation to Participation
From Obligation to Accomplishment
From Scarcity to Generosity
From Natural to Supernatural.
Click here to register
Mark your calendar now and plan on joining us for a fast moving three hours with the goal of
helping us accomplish God’s Mission by working “Better Together”.
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Kay Burnett
AZWI Director
@ AZWomenofInfluence
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Griffin McGrath
Youth Director
@griffinmcgrath
@azagym
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Amy
Visconti
July 6 - 10
&
July 13 - 17
Ryan Burbank
&
maryanna
vicente
July 20 - 24
Lenny
Corliss
July 27 - 31
Karla Armstrong
Children’s Director
@karla_i_armstrong
@azagcm
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Dale Gray
Men’s Director
District Camp
More Than Conquerors
Romans 8:37
May 1-3, 2015
Camp Raymond Parks, Arizona
Guest Speaker:
Pastor Dale Grey
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Jeremy Naranjo
ASOM Director
Tuition is just $70 per class, and for Juniors and Seniors in
High School, tuition is free! With open enrollment, you can
jump in at any time and further your knowledge of the Bible,
Theology, and other leadership skills.
March 21st
Classes meet from 9:00am until 3:00pm
Chandler
(Spanish Speaking Only)
108 – Epistolas de prision
Cottonwood
108 – Prison Epistles
District Office
108 – Prison Epistles
208 – Introduction to Theology
Holbrook
108 – Prison Epistles
Morenci
108 – Prison Epistles
Tucson
108 – Prison Epistles
Yuma
108 – Prison Epistles
March 16th
(Classes meet from 5:00pm until 10:00pm)
Radiant
108 – Prison Epistles
208 – Introduction to Theology
308 – Poetic Books
In February we were excited to see
attendance rise, because that means
we’re helping more people fulfill
the call God’s placed on their lives!
We are so excited to make ASOM
available to more and more people as
we train them to serve in the church.
In reality, that’s what ASOM is all
about, helping equip people to fulfill
God’s plan for their life.
If you are a current ASOM student,
and have yet to apply for and start
your internship for the current level
of courses you are taking, you will
want to make sure to do that as soon
as possible. You can register for
your internship by clicking here. This
is especially important for students
planning to test for credentialing this
year.
Some people don’t know that as
ministers, ASOM can help you obtain
or upgrade your credentials. ASOM is
also a great discipleship tool for those
within your church. Empowering
servant leaders from the classroom
to the pulpit to the hospitality table,
ASOM is here to partner with you.
Whether you’re interested in one
class or all 30, we’d love to have you
join ASOM.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone at 602.343.4016 or email
at [email protected]
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Snow Peabody
Executive Director
Teen Challenge
2015 Spring
Banquets
Please join us at our
50th Anniversary
Events:
06.06.15 GREATER PHOENIX
CENTER KICKOFF
By Invitation Only
07.18.15 BACK-TO- SCHOOL
BACKPACK EVENT
Greater Phoenix
07.18.15 ICE REAM SOCIAL
Tucson Center
09.12.15 FREEDOM RUN
Hosted by CLR
09.18.15 50TH ANNIVERSARY
CONCERT
MercyMe
09.26.15 SPRINGBOARD
GRADUATION
10.09.15 HOH CHILIFEST
10.17.15 ANNUAL CLR
HOMECOMING BBQ
Fall Banquets:
Tucson
Greater Phoenix
Scottsdale
11.12.15
11.13.15
11.14.15
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CASA GRANDE—2 GREAT NIGHTS!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 & SATURDAY, MARCH 21
6:30 PM
THE PROPERTY CONFERENCE CENTER
Tickets: $28 Table of 8: $224
FLAGSTAFF
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
6:30 PM
NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Tickets: $28Table of 8: $224
LAKE HAVASU CITY
FRIDAY, MAY 1
6:30 PM
LONDON BRIDGE RESORT
Tickets: $28 Table of 8: $224
YUMA
SATURDAY, MAY 2
6:30 PM
HARVEST PREP ACADEMY
Tickets: $28Table of 8: $224
PRESCOTT VALLEY
FRIDAY, MAY 8
LIFEPOINTE CHURCH
Tickets: $28 Table of 8: $224
Ministry Stats
TRANSFERRED IN
Allen, Lian K (L) from Rocky Mountain
Allen, Kristina D (L) from Rocky Mountain
Comer, James V (O) from Arkansas
Comer, Susan (L) from Arkansas
Vicente, Maryanna (L) from Peninsular Florida
Whitmore, Lyons E (C) from Northern Cal/Nevada
TRANSFERRED OUT
CHURCH AFFILIATION CHANGE
Dewey-Faith Assembly of God
To: General Council Status
Golden Valley-Assembly of God
To: District Affiliated Status
CHURCH ADDRESS CHANGES
Chandler-TwentyNine:Eleven Church
5092 S Price Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
Briles, D Micah (O) to Oregon
Dinie, Amy L (C) to Georgia
Dinie, Frank R (L) to Georgia
Mesa-Beth Emanuel Messianic Congregation
6056 E Baseline Rd Ste #137
Mesa, AZ 85206
CREDENTIAL STATUS CHANGE
Johnson, Robert L (L) to Retired/Active
Dana E Martin (L) to Retired/Active
Merry, Ann M (C) to Retired/Active
Swart, Bruce J (C) to Retired/Active
Queen Creek-Infusion Community Church
37611 N Pecan Creek
Queen Creek, AZ 85140
NEW CHURCHES OPEN
CHURCH NAME CHANGE
Anthem-Summit Church
Pastor – Jeremy Naranjo (O)
Location:
41020 N Freedom Way
Anthem Elementary School
Anthem, AZ 85086
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.
Glendale-Proclaim Church
Name change to: Hope City Church
CLOSED CHURCH
Glendale-Connection Community Church
OPEN CHURCHES
Tucson-The Gate Church
Pastor – David Willard (O)
Location:
2950 W Lambert Ln
Tucson, AZ 85742
Service begins at 6:00 p.m.
Golden Valley-Assembly of God
Grand Canyon-Assembly of God
Mammoth-Assembly of God
Prescott-Granite Mountain Church
St Johns-First Assembly of God
In Memoriam
Cleo Lane
February 22, 1929 – January 29, 2015
Spouse Of: William E (Deceased)
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Save the Date
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DISTRICT CALENDAR
MARCH
11-13...............................................Regional Fire Bible
12-14....................National Native Youth Convention
17............................................................ St Patrick’s Day
20-21.........Teen Challenge Banquet-Casa Grande
21.............................................................................. ASOM
21............................................................JBQ-League #4
24....................................Executive Presbyters Meeting
25.............................................2016 Calendar Planning
27.........................West Valley- AZWI Influence Tour
27-28.................................................Frontier Adventure
28.................................................................................. TBQ
29................................................................. Palm Sunday
APRIL
3......................................................................Good Friday
5..................................................................................Easter
10..........................Teen Challenge Banquet-Flagstaff
11..........................................................................Fine Arts
18...............................................................................ASOM
18...........................................................WBC Graduation
18............................................................JBQ-State Meet
18..........................................................Ranger Kid’s Day
21...................................Superintendent’s Golf Classic
22.............................Administrative Professionals Day
22-23.............................................75th District Council
MAY
1...............................................................AIC Graduation
1.................Teen Challenge Banquet-Lake Havasu
2...............................Teen Challenge Banquet-Yuma
2..................................................................TBQ-Regional
1-2................................................................Stars Retreat
1-3.................................................Royal Ranger Camp
8...............Teen Challenge Banquet-Prescott Valley
11-13................................................Presbyters Retreat
15-16..............Acts II Journey-Retreat #1-Phoenix
16...............................................................................ASOM
16......Teen Challenge-Phoenix Spring Graduation
22-25.............................Royal Rangers Family Camp
Official Publication of the
ARIZONA DISTRICT COUNCIL
OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
Stephen L. Harris, Executive Editor
Karla Armstrong, Managing Editor
ARIZONA DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
2601 E. Thomas Rd., Ste. 210
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-8228
Phone: 602.343.4000 • FAX: 602.252-5527
Web Site: www.azag.org
E-mail: district [email protected]
Monday-Thursday • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Stephen L. Harris............................. Superintendent
Craig W. Carter.................. Assistant Superintendent
Leigh Metcalf............................. Secretary-Treasurer
EXECUTIVE PRESBYTERS
Jim Burnett
Ron Rockwell
Robert G. Drake
GENERAL PRESBYTERS
Stephen L. Harris
Leigh Metcalf
Zane Anderson
UNDER 40 REPRESENTIVE
Jeremy Peters
DISTRICT PRESBYTERS
Richard Bush...........................Canyon North Section
Elwin A. Mack..........................Central Valley Section
Rich Van Proyen.....................................East Section
David Wade............................... East Central Section
Todd League............................ North Central Section
Ken Delaney.................................. Northeast Section
Dan Briles......................................Northwest Section
Cheri Sampson............Phoenix Metro Indian Section
Jerry Trewern...................................... South Section
Kirk Sorensen................................Southeast Section
James Brown...................... Southeast Valley Section
Alan M. Puccini............................. Southwest Section
Steven Long............................... West Valley Section
David League..................... Northwest Valley Section
DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTORS
Griffin McGrath.................................................. Youth
Karla Armstrong................................................Children’s
Dale Gray..................................... Men’s Department
Kay Burnett............................. Women’s Department
news & notes
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AROUND OUR STATE
Stonebridge Christian Fellowship, in
Lake Havasu City, Az. is in search of
a Church Secretary with Bookkeeping
knowledge, they also have an open
position for a youth pastor. If you can
please help them to find the right
persons they wouldl really appreciated.
Resumes can be sent to:
[email protected]
Ministers Available for
Ministry or Fill-in
Jack Bryan............................... 928-649-0642
Beatrice Cordero..................... 480-274-0362
Mary Ficarra............................ 480-982-0849
Judy Grams............................. 480-580-0286
Kevin Gray............................... 602-931-6766
R.T. Havener........................... 432-816-9817
Shirley Kimzey......................... 623-977-0049
Arvle Knight............................. 602-885-8000
John Knoles............................. 602-692-5646
Michael LaPoff......................... 520-203-7991
Jon Maremont......................... 480-789-1576
John McGovern...................... 480-235-9648
Richard Perterson....................480-3267729
Dwight Robinson..................... 480.279.2478
Robert Schall........................... 520-235-2545
Gary Webb.............................. 623-210-6274
Noelle Wells........................... 480-321-5241
Mark Willis............................... 623.313.7228
Ron Woodworth....................... 480-545-7994
Lisa Skinner.............................602.680.7480
To add your name to this list, please call
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