The Church at Sun Valley’s early beginnings started in June 2007 when the senior pastor and his family moved to a small community called Festival Ranch located in Buckeye, Arizona within the northwest Phoenix area about 12 minutes west of Surprise. Upon arrival he spent the summer surveying surrounding communities, meeting people, and sharing the vision for The Church at Sun Valley.
During that time, The Church at Sun Valley’s executive pastor and co-planter was sharing the vision for the church in the Dallas, Texas area which lead to the majority of support coming from First Baptist Church of Euless and Rockpointe Church. The following October, he also moved his family to Buckeye, Arizona.
In November of 2007, five families from the Festival Ranch community which includes Sun City Festival and Festival Foothills committed to meeting weekly for Bible Study in their homes. In January 2008, the small group that formed the early core of the church moved into Festival Foothills Elementary School where the church still meets today.