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Jeff Love, Senior Pastor

Jeff has been involved in ministry since the age of fifteen. He began serving on Church boards at the age of seventeen. He has served full time in ministry for over eighteen years. He has a Bachelors degree in Theology from Antioch University and has studied church music and worship both privately and at the Collegiate level at Mid-America Nazarene College. Through the years of ministry Jeff has attended many leadership conferences and training sessions and has consistently given himself to the study of biblical leadership. You can email Pastor Jeff at jefflove@alivechurch.com 

Jim Phillips, Associate Pastor

Jim accepted Christ when he was fourteen. He was playing in a church basketball league when his coach shared the gospel with him. His life hasn't been the same since. Jim left Arizona to attend Baylor University in 1984 where he met his wonderful wife Leslie. Together they have been in ministry ever since. Jim has a passion for young people as well as a strong gift for discipleship and pastoral care. Jim graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Forth Worth, TX, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry at Phoenix Seminary. Jim has been on the Alive Staff since September of 2002. Leslie and Jim have two awesome kids, Josh and Katherine. You can email Pastor Jim at jim@alivechurch.com 

Tina Lacy, Children's Pastor

Tina Lacy has been involved in ministry for 15 years. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught for 4 1/2 years in the public schools until she started a family. Tina was a Sunday School teacher in California at Church of the Harvest for 6 years until moving to Arizona. She came to Alive in 1994 and has been involved with Alive's childrens' ministry ever since. She joined the Alive staff in 1999 and has been serving as pastor of the 1st-6th grade ever since. You can email Tina at tina@alivechurch.com 

Kathy Love, Children's Pastor

Kathy Love joined the Alive staff in July of 2000. Kathy graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has worked extensively with children of all ages for more than twenty years and has a tremendous heart for ministering, especially to young children. She has been a kindergarten teacher and has been an intern in the pre-school department of a large church in Salem, Oregon. Kathy gives her heart and life to the work of the Lord and is committed to developing children's workers who will lead kids into the Kingdom of God! You can email Kathy at kathy@alivechurch.com 

Leslie Phillips, Church Administrator

Leslie has been involved in ministry for the past 15 years. She has been especially involved with her husband, Jim, in student ministry. Other ministry experience includes leading women's ministries, leading small groups, and organizing just about anything in ministry life! Leslie joined the Alive staff in Feb. 2003 as the administrator of our church. She is responsible for maintaining/updating the church website, tracking all members and attenders, constructing the weekly newsletter and Activity Guide, coordinating the church calendar, and serving as a liason between ministries. As a graduate of Baylor University, Leslie has her bachelor's in Business Administration and is a certified teacher with 9 years teaching experience. She and Jim have two children--Josh and Katherine. Leslie loves watching movies, traveling, surfing the web, reading, arts/crafts, being a soccer and dance mom, flavored coffees, and making 'smores! You can email Leslie at leslie@alivechurch.com 


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