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Dr. Michael & Mary Maiden // Lead Pastors


voice to this generation, Dr. Maiden’s messages are rel-

pastors of Church for the Nations. A strong prophetic evant, timely and life-changing. Pastor Mary is the beloved wife of Dr. Maiden for over 30 years and a vibrant voice of blessing to all the CFTN family.

Bob & Debbie Putnam Senior Associate Pastors Executive Pastors

Dr. Allen & Sharon McCray Pastoral Service Center

BJ & Melody Putnam Create Worship & Arts Pastors

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ou are a child of DESTINY! You have been Called, Chosen, Redeemed, Healed, Delivered, Predestined, Forgiven, Made Righteous and More than a Conqueror! Your life wasn’t an accident, but God Himself appointed you your life and He also called you to be His beloved child of Destiny. Think about all God’s brought you through throughout your lifetime. How many times has he miraculously rescued you from death or destruction? How many times has He provided your needs when no one else cared? Oh, my friend, “Look what the Lord has done” for you! Remember all His faithfulness and never stop praising Him for what He’s done for you! This same God loves you too much to leave you alone. His DESTINY for you will often create seasons of divine frustration and discomfort, when God is signaling to you that He has something more for your life. If things are changing in your world, please don’t panic. Your God has a PLAN and He will fulfill all your Purpose. God will not waste anything from your past. Someday, you’ll thank God for that terrible and difficult season from your past when so much went wrong. You’ll thank Him because He’ll make it all worthwhile by “working all things together for your GOOD.” The secret to TODAY’S POWER is found in YESTERDAY’S PAIN. Oh yes, you are God’s DESTINY CHILD and nothing you’ve been through shall be wasted!

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Pastors & Staff Lindsay Winebarger Love Our City Outreach Pastor ext. 113

Kouami & Esse Afanou Outreach

Pat Putnam Outreach

Bonnie Lloyd Global Outreach Pastor

Ike & Joanie Harris Campus Pastor Directors

Jeff & Dorie Anderson Care Pastors / Counseling Daneen Carter Personal Executive Assistant ext. 111

Brian Dalton Accountant ext. 103

Kent Moody Media/Facilities Director

Soncire Brown Service Coordinator/ Office Manager

Jim & Debbie Moyer Teen Challenge Directors

extended Pastoral Staff

Don & Carol Ewig Prayer Partner Coordinators / REWIND Don Ewig Hospital Visitation Rob Finnegan Safety & Security Director Laurie Frasier Admin. Asst. & Facilities ext. 101 Ruben Galindo Music Director

Dr. Iverna Tompkins Pastor Emeritus

Meadowlark Lemon

Chad Johnson

Student Ministries

Patricia King

Lori Garvey Administrative: Media ext. 105 Laraine Gilbert Personal Executive Assistant ext. 102 Leo Gonzales Head Usher Tom & Nancy Larson Restoring Your Life

Candice Maiden Student Ministries Director

Felicia Leija Pastoral Service Center Admin. ext. 116

Ian Sullivan The Movement Director ext. 115

Chris Mackey Print & Web Master ext. 106 Fritz & Eleanor Palas Healing Rooms Central Wade & Priscilla Pond Greeters

Shavon Williams Kids Alive Director Nursery


Christina Maiden Kids Alive Director Preschool thru 6th Grade ext. 118

Kadria Drake Kids Alive Director 3rd thru 6th Grade ext. 117

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Eric & Sonia Skinner Translation Department

Ourdynamic Campuses Our Central Campus is world-class, with over 130,000 square feet of buildings on 13 acres in one of the most beautiful and prosperous neighborhoods in Phoenix. Sunday services are packed with passionately worshiping God-seekers who are experiencing the power and presence of God that heals and transforms lives. Campus Pastors Dr. Michael & Mary Maiden

Online Campus Pastors Marc & Lena Jackson

Our Maricopa church plant was launched in October 2010 and is currently being lead by Pastors Jim and Marcella Wies. Each week, our growing church family comes and experiences dynamic worship, insightful teaching and the power of God’s presence.

We were blessed with the Surprise Campus in October of 2010 and have since been in awe of the wonderful things God is doing in the City of Surprise through this campus and its faithful team. Services are held Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings each week.

We are excited to welcome the Flagstaff Campus to our CFTN family! Each week, services are held Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, along with other meetings dedicated to the youth. We are blessed to take part in the powerful move of God flowing through the City of Flagstaff.

Amongst a welcoming, friendly, and relaxing environment, the Prescott Campus is the newest extension to Church for the Nations. Pastors Neil & Shannon Betrue have in their hearts a passion for the local Church to experience Jesus, and each week, CFTN Prescott reaches several groups with the aim to further this Kingdom mission.

Campus Pastors Jim & Marcella Wies

Campus Pastors Brian & Jenna Rezendes

Campus Pastors Daniel & Allison Williamson

Campus Pastors Neil & Shannon Betrue

River of Life Arabic Church Pastor Nagib & Hala Saydarous

El Bethel Evangelical & Missionary Church Pastor Asfaw Bekele

First Nepali Christian Church of Arizona Pastor Philip Thapa

Oromo Prayer Group Ali Bati

Oasis of Life Phoenix (Swahili Fellowship) Pastors Joseph & Esther Macharia

Philadelphia Evangelical Church Of Eritrea In Phoenix Michael Asrat

CFTN en EspaĂąol Pastors Steve & Debbie Thompson

Burmese Fellowship Pastor Zauawng

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Artist of the Month

Here’s what’s happening at Church for the Nations in the month m onth of February! More info at

Terry Bowker (March 1951 - November 2013) I met Terry over a year ago. He was part of the CFTN Security Team. He was a great guy, very friendly. I was surprised we had something in common; we both were artists. But when I saw what his specialty was, well frankly, I was stunned. Terry had a tough life. He served in Vietnam in a Special Intelligence force and suffered from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) when he returned home. He floated around aimlessly for years and even served time in prison. Why say all this? Because it was in prison where he found out he could paint! Now, put that together with him coming back to the Lord and reconciling with a son he hadn’t seen all those years and you get a man who was on fire for God! These past years, he served at CFTN plus helped minister to the homeless throughout Phoenix. He was an awesome guy who lived to serve wherever he could. Terry’s artwork shows the inner beauty of all that he really was. It teaches us to never look at the outer man. When you see his work you will see all that God saw in him. CFTN is honored to show the artwork of Terry Bowker. Come and be blessed.


Do you have your CFTN window decal yet? Right now, window decals are on sale in the CFTN Bookstore for only $3! We love to see our family on the highways across the valley. Get yours today! CFTN Bookstore Hours Come in and check out what’s new, we look forward to seeing you! Sundays • 9am until 11am • After second service until 1pm • After third service until 3pm Wednesday evenings • 5:30pm until 7pm Restoring Your Life Ministry Restoring Your Life Ministry is the official deliverance and inner-healing ministry of CFTN. We have trained and experienced teams to work with those that need deliverance ministry. Appointments are to be arranged through the church office. Breaking Free From Addiction This powerful class is a recovery option for anyone who has been struggling with drug abuse or addiction. Inspired by the Seven Mountain Strategy, it is an opportunity to get your life back on track. You don’t have to live in the darkness of addiction anymore. Come join us as we take the fight back into the light where God’s victory becomes our own. We meet every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm and operate as an extension of Turning Point on Central. (continued on page 10)

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Open Saturdays from 10am-1pm If you or someone you know is in need of food or clothing, send an email to our community center at or call ext. 113 At Turning Point on Central, we offer the following free classes: • ESL • GED • Career Training • Substance Abuse • Budgeting/CASH FLOW Send an email to us at or call ext. 113

dennIS ReAnIeR WIll be OuR SPeCIAl GueSt WedneSdAY, FebRuARY 19 @ 7PM Dennis Reanier is an apostolic leader with a prophetic voice to empower this generation to release the creativity of the Kingdom of God within them. As the founder of the Apostolic Resource Center, Revival Cry Ministries, and LOFT, Dennis continues to activate countless people internationally through impartation to stir revival, reformation, and revolution in preparation of the emerging agenda of the end time harvest. Dennis authored the sought after book Shaking Heaven and Earth. He has appeared on TBN and has a key role in the film Angel Stories by Jonathan Nixon. He has also been featured on God TV and XP Ministries with Patricia King.

dR. ChIROnnA WIll be JOInInG uS FOR All SundAY SeRvICeS On MARCh 2, InCludInG SundAY nIGht lIve At 7PM! Dr. Mark J. Chironna is uniquely gifted to train, mobilize, and ignite transformation in God’s people. His is a clear voice for the 21st century that resonates throughout our global society with the cause of Christ and the message of His Kingdom. With the nurturing heart of an apostolic father and the veil-rending cry of a proven prophetic ministry to the nations, Dr. Chironna serves to empower believers and equip the Body of Christ in this age. He is the founder of Church on the Living Edge (formerly The Master’s Touch International Church) in Orlando, Florida, where he also serves as senior pastor. He and his wife Ruth are the proud parents of two sons, Matthew and Daniel.

heIdI bAKeR WIll SPeAK On SundAY, MARCh 9 @ 9AM SeRvICe Heidi and Rolland Baker founded IRIS Global in 1980 and began ministering together in Asia. In 1995 they were called to the poorest country in the world at the time, Mozambique, and faced an extreme test of the Gospel. They began by pouring out their lives among abandoned street children, and as the Holy Spirit moved miraculously in many ways a revival movement spread to adults, pastors, churches and then throughout the bush all across Mozambique’s ten provinces. Heidi is now “Mama Heidi” to thousands of children, and oversees a broad holistic ministry that includes Bible schools, medical clinics, churchbased orphan care, well drilling, primary schools, evangelistic and healing outreaches in remote villages and a network of thousands of churches. Their story is featured in the documentary Compelled by Love, which will be shown at CFTN on April 6, 2014.

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(8 weeks)

Every new partner and believer needs to take this class. It is based on Pastor Mike’s book Elements. This 8-week class is designed to assist every believer with ten basic Christian beliefs that are essential to the work and ministry of CFTN. The Elements book can be purchased in the CFTN Bookstore.

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(8 weeks)

On Your Mark is a class designed to assist the members of the body of Christ to discover their identity, passion, purpose and destiny in God’s kingdom.

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(8 weeks)

This class is a continuation of the On Your Mark class. Discover the steps moving from positional leadership to servant leadership, which was modeled by Jesus during His ministry.

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(4 weeks)

Learn what to say when praying for the sick. Learn about the connection between sin, sickness, and spiritual realm. Also, learn how to overcome roadblocks to receiving healing.

Starting Feb. 23

Sign up today at the table in the Sanctuary North Lobby, call (602) 861-0000 or email

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PAStORAl SeRvICe CenteR [CFTN Ministry Highlight]

LIFE IMPACT LEVEL 1 SEMINAR Understanding Others by Understanding Yourself—A transformational seminar to discover who you have always been, but never allowed to be. Discover the roadblocks in your life—What stops you from succeeding? What lies are you believing? What is the KEY to unlock your potential? When: Saturday, March 1, 9am-5pm Where: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Cost: $40 (Includes a free introductory personality assessment. Must pre-register to receive) Pre-register at LIFE IMPACT LEVEL 2 SEMINAR Unlocking Your Passion, Purpose & Destiny—Don’t be a prisoner to your automatic reactions. Gain insight into your self-sabotaging behaviors and increase your satisfaction and fulfillment for life! Topics covered: Learning to live in the present, identifying your preoccupations, find out if you are growing up or down, putting your face into the future and unlocking your passion, purpose and destiny! When: Saturday, March 29, 9am-5pm Where: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Cost: $50 Pre-register at

BUSINESS MOUNTAIN CLASS Sunday, March 9 @ 9am in The WhereHouse. CFTN is dedicated to advancing the Kingdom of God by equipping leaders and businesspeople to fulfill their Godgiven purpose in life on the fundamental belief that following God’s ways is the key to success in every area of life and business. Our purpose is to EDUCATE, ELEVATE, and ENCOURAGE believers who have been called to take the Mountain of Business. Join us for the next class on March 9 at 9am. SOUL AWAKENING In the Life Impact Soul Awakening seminar, we will discover what the soul is really longing for and how to tend to our soul’s needs. We also will address healing for “soul wounds” that are caused by abuse (as a child or in adulthood), shame, loneliness and more. We will also address tending the soul through healthy sexuality. When: Saturday, February 1, 9am-5pm Venue: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Cost: $75 When: Saturday, April 12, 9am-5pm Venue: Courtyard Phoenix Camelback Cost: $75 Pre-register at

Young Adults Retreat #GETREMIXED ▼ It’s not too late to get registered for Elevate Remix 2014 BATTLESHIP: The Battle for REAL Relationships. We will focus on building and maintaining all types of healthy relationships (friends, family, ministry, and most importantly–a relationship with God). For more info, call (480) 719-9411 or email

What’s on the radar? February Frenzy The Movement is having some exciting events happening each Wednesday in February @ 7pm. We’re talking food, contests, giveaways, movies, DODGEBALL—you won’t want to miss a week! Be sure to invite your friends as well, because whoever brings the most friends for the month is in for a BIG prize. See you all there!

More events Kids Alive

More of what’s coming up at CFTN. Mark your calendar—or just use ours! This Month in Kids Alive This Month in Kids Alive we will be talking about God’s amazing, Incredible Love! We will be learning about stories in the Bible where God protected and watched over His people! Come join us for the whole month of February as we explore just how much God loves us!


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Valentine’s Day Party Happy Valentine’s Day! On Sunday, February 16, Kids Alive will be having a Valentine’s Day Party! There will be crazy games, crafts, and sweet treats! You won’t wanna miss it! See you then!

New Partners’ Sunday! If Church for the Nations is your spiritual home, we would love to have you partner with us in impacting our community and the world for Jesus. It is our desire to help you discover your spiritual gifts, equip you for ministry and to help you get plugged into areas of ministry suitable to your calling and gifting. Meet with us Sunday, Feb. 23 immediately following service. You will be given a New Partners’ Packet and introduced to the leadership of Church for the Nations and the team you’ll soon be partnering with.

February Calendar + Schedule + Events Sunday


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday



01 9am Life Impact Soul Awakening Seminar 1pm Turning Point on Central 1pm Breaking Free From Addiction




7pm Basketball (Gym) 7pm Healing Rooms of Phoenix

9am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 11am Staff Prayer (Everyone Welcome)

7pm Central Service 7pm The Movement Youth Service (The Wherehouse)





9am Central Service 9am Rewind 11am Central Service 1pm Central Service

7pm Basketball (Gym) 7pm Healing Rooms of Phoenix

9am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 11am Staff Prayer (Everyone Welcome)

7pm Central Service 7pm The Movement Youth Service (The Wherehouse)





• Communion AM Services

• President’s Day (Office Closed)

9am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 11am Staff Prayer (Everyone Welcome)

7pm Central Service 7pm The Movement Youth Service (The Wherehouse)





• New Partners’ Sunday

7pm Basketball (Gym) 7pm CFTN Ignite: Young Adults 7pm Healing Rooms of Phoenix

9am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 11am Staff Prayer (Everyone Welcome)

7pm Central Service 7pm The Movement Youth Service (The Wherehouse)





10am Prayer with Ruth Carneal

1pm Turning Point on Central 1pm Breaking Free From Addiction

9am Central Service 9am Rewind 11am Central Service 1pm Central Service 4:30pm Sunday Night Live Super Bowl Party

9am Central Service 9am Rewind 11am Central Service 1pm Central Service

9am Central Service 9am Elements 9am On Your Mark 9am Becoming a Leader 9am Healing Hands 11am Central Service 1pm Central Service






10am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 8pm Fire in the Night

1pm Turning Point on Central 1pm Breaking Free From Addiction



10am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 7pm Rewind Activation Night

1pm Turning Point on Central 1pm Breaking Free From Addiction



10am Prayer with Ruth Carneal 8pm Fire in the Night

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Sundays: 9:00 AM Service • Celebration Service • Nursery (6 mos. - 3 yrs.) • Kinder (4 yrs. - Kinder.) • Kids Alive Children’s Church (1st - 6th Grade)

Sundays: 10:00 AM Service • Worship Service

11:00 AM Service • Celebration Service • Nursery (6 mos. - 3 yrs.) • Kinder (4 yrs. - Kinder.) • Kids Alive Children’s Church (1st - 6th Grade)


1:00 PM Service • Celebration Service • Nursery (6 mos. - 3 yrs.) • Kinder (4 yrs. - Kinder.) • Kids Alive Children’s Church (1st - 6th Grade) Wednesdays: 7:00 PM Service • Celebration Service • Nursery (6 mos. - 3 yrs.) • Kinder (4 yrs. - Kinder.) • Kids Alive Children’s Church (1st - 6th Grade) •The Movement Youth Service (Jr./Sr. High School) - The Wherehouse

Wednesdays: 6:00 PM Service • Miracle Service

Contact: Steve & Debbie Thompson Sundays: 11:00 AM Central Campus, All Nations Prayer Chapel

ARABIC FELLOWSHIP Contact: Nagib Saydarous (480) 747-8424 Sundays: 1:00 PM Central Campus, E Chapel Sundays: 6:30 PM Campus Christian Center 1034 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281 Saturdays: 7:00 PM Surprise Campus



Contact: Joseph Macharia (480) 282-3475

Sundays: 9:00 AM • Bible Study

Sundays: 2:00 PM Central Campus, E-204

10:30 AM Service • Celebration Service • Nursery (6 mos. - 3 yrs.) • Kinder (4 yrs. - Kinder.) • Kids Alive Children’s Church (1st - 6th Grade) Wednesdays: 7:00 PM Service • Celebration Service • The Movement Youth Service

MARICOPA CAMPUS Sundays: 2:00 PM Service • Celebration Service Wednesdays: 7:00 PM Service • Training 4 Reigning Service • Youth Service


BHUTANESE/NEPALI FELLOWSHIP Contact: Philip Thapa (480) 593-1531 Sundays: 5:00 PM Central Campus, E Chapel

ERITREAN FELLOWSHIP Contact: Michael Asrat (602) 466-4586 Sundays: 10:00 AM Central Campus, E-204

ETHIOPIAN FELLOWSHIP Contact: Asfaw Bekele & Tadele Lonsako Sundays: 10:00 AM Central Campus, All Nations Prayer Chapel


• Turning Point on Central (providing food, clothing and the tools to get out of poverty) When: Saturdays, 10am-1pm Contact: • Convalescent Care (visits to the elderly) When: 2nd Sunday of the month, 2pm Contact: Pat Putnam,

• New Dimensions (share the bible with adults in transition) When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 7pm Contact: Bill Markley, • Open Gym (pick-up basketball) When: Mondays, 7pm Contact: Chris Mackey,

• Sorting Fun (sort food and clothing for our community center) When: Thursdays, 11am Contact: Pat Putnam, • Restored Ministry (spread hope to homeless adults) When: Saturdays, 10am Contact: Kouami Afanou • Neighborhood Invasion (outreach to the Central Campus neighbors) When: Saturdays, 11am Contact: Wade Pond, • Bridges of Hope (reaching incarcerated youth and their families) When: Saturdays, 12pm Contact: Linda Beaver,


Sundays: 10:30 AM Service • Worship Service • Heir Force Children’s Ministry


6:00 PM Service • Prophetic Generation Service

1st & 3rd Fridays: 8:00 PM Central Campus, PUSH Prayer Room

Sundays: 9:00 AM Service 11:00 AM Service 1:00 PM Service

Wednesdays: 6:00 PM • Bible Study


Wednesdays: 7:00 PM Service

Contact: Asfaw Bekele

Contact: Ali Bati





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Sundays: 5:00 PM Thursdays: 6:00 PM Central Campus, PUSH Prayer Room

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Surprise Campus 14795 14795 W. Mountain View Blvd. Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 584-1985 Flagstaff Campus 2615 E. 7th Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 714-1170

Prescott Campus 1959 Commerce Center Cir. Prescott, AZ 86303 (928) 277-3308 Maricopa Campus 43301 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. #105 Maricopa, AZ 85139


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