OUR STORY

LOVE MOVES

2014
Phoenix Bible Church is planted in October 2014 with a mission to see "Love Move" in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Following the dissolution of the Phoenix campus of Seattle-based church Mars Hill, a group of determined people, led by Pastor Tim Birdwell, consider the possibility of planting a new church "from the ashes". Phoenix Bible Church is established and begins evening gatherings in downtown Phoenix at Grace Lutheran Church.

2015-2016
Phoenix Bible Church begins gathering at ASU Preparatory Academy in downtown Phoenix on Sunday mornings. A deep connection is formed with people in the downtown community, specifically, in the Historic Garfield Neighborhood.

2017-2018
Given one month to find a new gathering location, God provides an opportunity for Phoenix Bible Church to begin gathering on the campus of Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in the Historic First Methodist Church chapel. A partnership begins with Phoenix Christian as Phoenix Bible Church focuses ministerial efforts on the people of Central Phoenix.

2019-2020
Phoenix Bible Church celebrates five years and adds a second full-time staff member. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, livestream and production infrastructure is updated to care for a socially distanced church. The partnership with Phoenix Christian progresses with mutual facility investments and campus enhancements.

2021-2022
Community Groups experience transformative relationships while gathering weekly in homes across the Valley. Following the addition of a second Sunday service, attendance grows to a high of 400 people on Easter Sunday 2022. Record generosity is experienced as Phoenix Bible Church gives away an entire Easter offering of $40,509 to the Gem Foundation in Kampala, Uganda. The church's second homegrown missionary is commissioned to South America, and the staff team expands from two to seven.