Pastor Jackie has served as Lead Pastor at Palm Vista since 2013. Since then our church has grown from 300 to over 1000 in attendance. His passion is preaching and leading the church. Along with his responsibilities as our Lead Pastor, he currently serves as the President of the Arizona Baptist Convention. Prior to coming to Palm Vista, Jackie served for 25 years as a pastor and church planter. When he is not at the church you can find him spending time with his family or at the golf course, no matter how hot it may be outside.
Welcome to Palm Vista
Biblical. Relevant. Missional.
When Palm Vista began meeting at Dysart High School in February 1998, the fledgling church faced an important strategic decision: should it focus on impacting the communities north of Bell Road or the communities south of it? Rather than choosing to focus exclusively on one or the other, the members of Palm Vista decided to reach out to both. Palm Vista had a vision of people of all ages, races, and nationalities coming together to worship God, grow in their faith in Him, and make their faith known.
When we moved into our current building in November 1999, the family communities that now lie to our south were yet to be constructed, so our early church enrollment was primarily senior adults, but things quickly changed. Surprise Farms became a flourishing family community, and our church collectively renewed its commitment to reach people at all stages of life. And now with the completion the Loop 303 our church is easily connected to communities both to the north and south of Surprise.
A Place For You
Palm Vista is a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people.
“You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own bible.”
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