Our church pastors and ministry team leaders set vision and ministry directives, and manage the church’s day-to-day affairs and programs. Their role is to equip the people of Desert City Church to accomplish our mission. Jared Doe launched DCC and serves as the Lead Pastor. Tyler Ells is serving as the Student Ministry Pastor. Tim Stansell is our Worship and Creative Arts Pastor and Luc Crowley is our Children's Director. Read more about our Leadership team below.
JARED DOE - PASTOR
Family: Marcie and Jared were married in 2004. They both grew up in Phoenix and love this city. They have four children, (Sophia , Micah, Ezra, and Lyla). Jared studied at Anderson University and Fuller Theological Seminary and Marcie is a Baylor Bear. For fun they like to hang with their kids, play board games, go hiking, swim and have been known to binge watch shows on Netflix
Good Reads: Mere Christianity by CS Lewis, Surprised by Hope by NT Wright, Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr, Prodigal God by Tim Keller
Favorite Flicks: Tombstone, Field of Dreams, Star Wars, anything by Christopher Nolan
Top Tunes: U2, Simon and Garfunkel, Aaron Niequist, Johnny Cash, Arcade Fire
Favorite Food in Phoenix: Taco Guild, Crescent Ballroom
Life Verse: Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. – Isaiah 1:17
TYLER ELLS - Student Ministry Pastor
Family: Sarah and Tyler are both proud Arizona Wildcats (bear down) and were married in 2014. They genuinely love students and have spent the last 9 years in youth ministry. For them, there is no better way to spend time than with friends and family around a table with good food. They both love coffee in the morning, a good HGTV show, and being part of community that is intentional and genuine.
Good Reads: Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, The Reason for God by Tim Keller, Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Favorite Flicks: Forrest Gump, Batman Trilogy, Gladiator
Top Tunes: Jimmy Eat World, Boys II Men, Hall and Oates, Hillsong
Favorite Food in Phoenix: Goldies, Chick-fil-a, or any sushi restaurant
Life Verse: Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. – 1 Thessalonians 2:8
Tim Stansell - Worship & Creative arts Pastor
Family: Tim and Shauna grew up in different parts of New Mexico and met in college while serving together in Campus Crusade for Christ at New Mexico State University. They were married in 2004 and soon after moved to Phoenix to start a business and a family together. They have five kids, Simon, Eli, Kyla, Shiloh, and Jonas. They enjoy hanging out as a family, watching movies, playing video and board games, wrestling and singing together.
Good Reads: any CS Lewis books (Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce), The Oath, Blink, Desiring God
Favorite Flicks: Fight Club, Primer, Once, Rounders, Swingers, Back to the Future, Batman, Robin Hood, The Sandlot, Stand by Me
Top Tunes: Bon Iver, Weezer, Shane & Shane, Incubus, Explosions in the Sky, Jack Garratt, Jarryd James, Phil Wickham
Favorite Food in Phoenix: Pizzeria Bianco, Windsor, Habeneros, Taco Guild, Cafe Rio
Life Verse: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9
LUC CROWLEY - CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Family: Luc and Meg have been married since April of 2016. They are both native to the valley and met while at Arizona Christian University. They love children's ministry and pouring into the next generation. Outside of work, Luc and Meg love traveling and watching movies or just relaxing at home. Currently, they are going through the process for adoption with Christian Family Care.
Good Reads: The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis and Love Does by Bob Goff
Favorite Flick: The Harry Potter Series, Wonder, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Top Tunes: Boyce Avenue, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, The Chainsmokers, Ben Rector and Elevation Worship
Favorite Food in Phoenix: Joyride Taco House
Life Verse: As a prisoner of the Lord then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2