LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

We are a small but diverse group of Christians committed to following Jesus and loving our community. 


Although our roots are in the Stone-Campbell restoration movement, we represent a variety of denominational backgrounds. We are also theologically, politically and socially diverse; we have learned that we can differ from one another and still worship, study, fellowship and serve together.


We welcome everyone, men and women, to serve and use their gifts in all aspects of the church's life and leadership. We are active in numerous community ministries including the Tempe Community Action Agency's IHELP, FriendSpeak and ministry on the campus of Arizona State University.


We take scripture very seriously, and all members are encouraged to read and study the Bible (both as individuals and in study groups), that they may interpret scripture for themselves and apply it to their own lives.


We do not insist that members agree with a particular creed or statement of faith beyond affirming that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God” and accepting Him as their Lord and Savior."


Worship with us on Sunday s at 10:40 AM at 2424 South Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona.

Richard Peabody

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Richard owns a pool cleaning business and has served as an elder since 2013. He and his wife, Katie, have been married for 30 years and have two grown children.

Dave Stults

Dave works in health insurance and has served as an elder since 2013. He married his wife, Amy, in 1995 and they have three children.

Gary Barbee

Gary and his wife, Charlene, are from Oklahoma but have made Arizona their new home. 

Our Ministry Team

Michael Chaffin

Michael Chaffin

Michael Chaffin

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Michael serves as our Senior Minister. Michael has been living out God's call on his life in the Valley since 2015. He has a passion for people and for creating spaces where community can grow out of God's passion for us! He feels  it is a great honor to participate in what God is doing in Tempe and beyond.

Hannah Parmelee

Michael Chaffin

Michael Chaffin

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Hannah has an infectious love of Jesus and serves as Tempe's Campus Minister. She began ministering with us in 2017 when she and her family moved to Arizona from California.

Jenna Worrell

Michael Chaffin

Claire Allensworth

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Jenna is a native of Texas where she graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with her Bachelor's in Neuroscience. Her unique background adds such depth to our community as we seek to engage the campus in new ways! Jenna serves as our Worship Minister. She leads us in acts of worship on Sunday mornings but also throughout the week as we devote our lives as worship to God. 

Claire Allensworth

Claire Allensworth

Claire Allensworth

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Claire joined our family in 2017 from her time spent serving as an Apprentice at the University of Mississippi Campus Ministry, Rebels for Christ. Claire is a native of Arkansas where she graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor's in Bible and Religion. As our Associate Minister, Claire seeks to serve all members of our family with compassion and creativity! 

Allen Matsika

Claire Allensworth

Austin Hosegood

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Allen graduated in 2018 with a Master's degree in Business Administration at Arizona State University and serves as our Community Touchpoints Apprentice. Allen is a passionate communicator and his desire is to help our community reach out to our neighbors with the love of God. Allen adds such life and energy to our family. 

Austin Hosegood

Claire Allensworth

Austin Hosegood

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Austin a Junior at Arizona State University from Florida and serves as our Campus Ministry Intern. Austin is majoring in Criminal Justice and is a part of ROTC at ASU. Austin is committed to helping his peers deepen their confidence in faith in Christ and being able to communicate that with others. 

Kathryn Blaha

Alberta Kwarteng

Alberta Kwarteng

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Kathryn is a Senior at Arizona State University and serves as our Children's Ministry and Sustainability Intern. Kathryn is majoring in Sustainability at ASU. She loves seeing her care for children and creation come together as she helps our children discover God as the great creator of the world and our role as caretakers of the earth. 

Alberta Kwarteng

Alberta Kwarteng

Alberta Kwarteng

Alberta is a transfer students at ASU from Ghana and is pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management. Alberta serves at our Youth Ministry Intern and is passionate about ensuring our the teenagers in our community have a blast living life with God.

Joel Tedone

Alberta Kwarteng

Joel Tedone

Joel is from Michigan and a Junior at Arizona State University. Joel is a part of ROTC and serves as our Youth Ministry Intern alongside Alberta. Joel loves the word of God and thrives off great conversations about God and the word.