Southern Baptist (Christianity)
HistoryThis Baptist church began in the late 1950s on donated property near downtown Phoenix. The congregation grew steadily, and in 1976 the church moved to its present forty acre site, still in the central part of the city. This mega-church is marked by its innovative ministry and full-service facilities. The church site contains a chapel and sanctuary along with classrooms, a family life center, a cafe, bookstore (and an on-line store), broadcasting technology, an athletic center and other amenities.
ActivitiesThe church promotes a "Broadcast Ministry," with a television spot broadcast on Sunday mornings and two radio segments, one aired on Sundays and the second on Wednesdays.
Date Center Founded
Religious Leader and Title
Pastor Dan Yeary
Over 8,000 members
Estimated at 60% Anglo-American, 25% Hispanic but including African-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans.
Affiliation with Other Communities/Organizations
Southern Baptist Convention