As a pastor, I’m confronted with stories of trial and tribulation on a daily basis.
It was more than just getting ready for school: He was on a mission of mercy.
Desmond Wadsworth, or “Pastor Des” as he’s known to his flock at Grace Community Church, is anything but your typical pastor.
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.
Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.
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.
For those who haven’t grown up Catholic, the prospect of actually joining the 2,000-year-old church might seem a bit daunting.
Barb Lishko, the marriage preparation coordinator at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Chandler, spends her days helping couples prepare for their happily-ever-after.
For Kariana Blanchard, the early childhood coordinator at Tempe’s Arizona Community Church, the topic of suicide is deeply personal.
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
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