Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another.

In the Bible, Jesus gave us two commandments and a commission.  The commandments were to love God and to love one another, and the commission is to encourage others to follow Him, also. We strive to grow in those areas and fulfill that ministry together.

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow closer to God through fellowship, worship, and through His Word, the Bible. We desire to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.


A Heritage and a Future

Founded in 1899 by a group of believers in what was then the Lone Star Settlement, our church soon moved to Safford and built their first building (pictured at right) in 1904.  God, in His Grace, has kept our church thriving and ministering to the Gila Valley ever since.  We seek to know Him better, to introduce others to Jesus, and to be faithful in our generation.  We desire to continue blessing our community and glorifying God  from generation to generation until Jesus returns!


Ken Burk


Pastor Ken has been serving our church since 2006.  He is a gifted Bible teacher, and has a heart for youth ministry.  He loves to teach the Bible to and mentor men with a heart for God.