By Joyce Coronel A small sign near the exit of the parking lot at Arizona Community Church is emblematic of the congregation’s philosophy: “You are...
The Rev. Hunter Ruffin, new pastor of Church of the Epiphany in South Tempe, remembers the day he told his family he wanted to...
When Dr. A. J. Chandler settled in the Arizona Territory in 1891, he couldn’t have known that one day in the future, the city named for him would host a gathering of African-born clergy.
It was more than just getting ready for school: He was on a mission of mercy.
For those who haven’t grown up Catholic, the prospect of actually joining the 2,000-year-old church might seem a bit daunting.
In an era in which the word “amazing” has become cliché, the newly installed pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe has had a life’s journey that captures the true sense of the word.
Pastor Troy Schmidt of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe keeps a hard hat on his desk.
“God did not intend that you leave your brain on the doorstep of the church.”
In an era characterized by both the contradictory elements of mega-churches and the waning influence of Christianity, South Tempe is home to a longstanding Episcopal congregation led Pastor Susan Wilmot, a native of Britain, who arrived in Tempe four years ago.
Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.
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