Area of Influence

Area of Influence

"But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the gospel in the lands beyond you..." 2 Cor. 10:15-16

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Phoenix is a great city with a great need. 87% of our valley is without a church.

After the great recession in 2008 many Arizonians, had to abandon precious properties and foreclose on them. This property is one of those. It is our plan to restore this property to its fullest potential and use it to glorify God!

As a new church in a growing community, the most important next step is a permanent location for us! This property will enable us to establish a long term campus that maximize our vision and mission.

Phoenix is a great city with a great need. It is the 5th largest city in the USA and 87% of our valley is without a church.

Rated one of the fastest growing area in the North Valley, 215,000 people live within 15 minutes of the site and 12 major new neighborhood developments surround the property. Over 80,000 people drive past the land every day.

Is to establish a Christ-centered, regional church in the North Valley for the glory of God and the good of our community.  Visit the Campus Site Plan page to learn more about the planned campus facilities.

Our first step is to secure the land and facilities for a permanent place of worship. We will have our long-term location and place for the people of the North Valley to gather to worship Jesus, to grow in his family, and to train an army of Christians to go out to share and show the love of Christ to the world around us!

We want the best for our kids! Our current facility for North Valley Kids is inadequate for long term ministry usage. Our children need age appropriate classrooms and spaces. We need to give our teachers and volunteers the best resources to equip the next generation with the timeless truths of the Bible. 

We will use the land and facilities to serve our community. We will offer sports leagues, weddings, camps, conferences, events for foster childrens and inner city youth, and many other activities to help share and show the love of Christ to the community around us. We are a church that serves our community and city!

We have two goals in this campaign: 

VICTORY GOAL - $500,000

We will be able to buy the land
We will be able to service the note
We will not be able to move onto the site yet

MIRACLE GOAL - $750,000

We will be able to buy nine acres
We will be able to renovate
We will be able to service the note


  • Clean up property
  • Renovate education facility for children / youth
  • Renovate 300 seat worship venue


  • Worship services
  • Educational classes for children / youth
  • Outdoor recreational areas open to the community
  • Special events (weddings, concerts, day camps, etc.)


"Ryan is an amazing leader, both of his congregation at North Valley Community Church, and of the growing gospel movement in the city of Phoenix. He has demonstrated a strong ability to collaborate with other city leaders as they seek to serve the people of the community.
Ryan is uniquely and strongly gifted to lead this vision of church planting with North Valley Community Church. I wholeheartedly endorse Ryan Rice as he moves forward in this ministry."

- Kevin Palau, President of Luis Palau Evangelistic Association

"I had the privilege of going through assessment and being the first year coach to Ryan Rice, lead pastor of North Valley Community Church. Ryan is a strong leader with a clear, compelling strategic vision to be a flagship church for Vision Arizona church planting on the North side of Phoenix. North Valley will be able to position itself very much like Sun Valley did years ago on the east side as they helped to start Cornerstone, Mission, Rock Point and Harvest Churches. This is a great opportunity for Converge. I believe in Ryan's leadership and in North Valley's future. I look forward to our partnership in helping people meet, know and follow Jesus."

- Scott Ridout, President of Converge Worldwide

"In my opinion, Ryan Rice and North Valley Community Church are doing a valuable work in the Phoenix area, faithful to the Bible and
seeking to follow Christ in all that they do. I'm happy to recommend that Christians in this area give support to this important work."

- Wayne Grudem, Ph.D. Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary