Senior Pastor - Mark & Michele Aulson
Pastor Mark and Michele Aulson and their family came to our church in Tempe in October, 1999. They have brought to us a rich history of ministry experience that spans over four decades, including pioneering three new churches, assuming the pastorates of existing churches, as well as a nine year stretch as an oversea missionary in Davao City, Philippines. The Aulsons are both from the Boston, Massachusetts’ area but were drawn to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior in the early 70’s Jesus People Movement becoming born again in the fires of revival at The Potter’s House in Prescott, Arizona. There as they served God, they fell in love and were married in 1975 and have been blessed with four wonderful children. They have now passed their fortieth anniversary and have nine grandchildren.
Having been birthed in revival, that is what they faithfully contend for as they have been privileged to serve Christ’s body in various places and nations. When their young family pioneered a new church in Davao City on Mindanao Island in the Philippines in 1986, that nation was in great social and spiritual turmoil, yet under their leadership the church grew and thrived and today there is a conference/ church planting center that has seen 175 works raised up! They both have a heart for serving the faith of God’s people and a very strong world missionary burden. Under Pastor Aulson’s leadership the Tempe Church has flourished and continues to contend for Christ’s Name to be glorified in all the earth where they count it their joy to serve others in their adventure of walking with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
Assistant Pastor - Doug Kuehneman
Pastor Kuehneman took his first role as a pastor in 1985 when he and his wife Jennifer pioneered a new church in New Jersey. During that time, the church became self-supporting and planted two daughter churches, and he was able to travel to a number of nations preaching the gospel. Pastor Kuehneman also pioneered a new church in Allentown, PA, and later served as pastor of The Door in West Phoenix. During that time, the church in West Phoenix planted two new churches. After his wife passed away following a long bout with cancer, he returned to Tempe, where he attended services, participated in various ministries, and served on the church counsel. After nearly seven years, he was delighted to become the Assistant Pastor in Tempe (for the third time).
Having received God's gift of salvation in 1974, he graduated Prescott High School in 1976, when he came to Tempe to attend Arizona State University, and began attending the church in Tempe a few months after it began.