Changes loom for burgeoning congregation at St. Andrew’s

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With more than 6,000 registered families, growing by another 250 families each year, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church is one of the more dynamic congregations in Chandler

New pastor’s ministerial ‘Epiphany’ discovered at age 12

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The Rev. Hunter Ruffin, new pastor of Church of the Epiphany in South Tempe, remembers the day he told his family he wanted to...

Seton teen’s mission of mercy for second-chance moms lets him define a cause

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It was more than just getting ready for school: He was on a mission of mercy.

West Chandler experiences influx of entrepreneurial initiative, priests, in nod to globalization

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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.

Area church to hold Nov. 3 service for families with special-needs members

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A religious service geared toward children with special needs will now be a regular feature at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in West Chandler.

Grace Community marks a half century of committment

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Fifty years ago this month, on a frosty Sunday morning, it was standing-room-only inside a small church on the outskirts of Tempe. That’s when 355 souls gathered for the first-ever service at Grace Community Church.

Finding a Better Way: First Baptist Church of Tempe Offers Community a Path through...

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As a pastor, I’m confronted with stories of trial and tribulation on a daily basis.

Seton hosts world-famous musician who overcame disability, inspired millions

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Widely acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Melendez, who overcame significant disabilities and went on to inspire millions, will perform Monday, Jan. 30 at Seton Catholic Prep and St. Mary Church in Chandler.

Pastor’s Corner

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“God did not intend that you leave your brain on the doorstep of the church.”

Eye-catching red doors at St. James Episcopal Church designed to welcome

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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.
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