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A Christ Centered,
Biblically-based Church.


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If you are interested in knowing more about having a personal relationship to Jesus Christ. We are here to help. Please give us a call or use the button below to send us an email. 


Dr. Martin has been the Intentional Interim Pastor of Desert Gardens since January, 2020.  He preaches most Sundays and is helping guide the church toward hiring a permanent pastor.

Both Frank and Caroline came to Arizona in 1966 after graduating from college and getting married in Ohio.  Frank has a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Phoenix Seminary.  His wife, Caroline, was a teacher for many years and the founding Principal of an elementary school.  Frank and Caroline have two adult children - Matthew (married to Kirsten) and Amy - and one granddaughter.  All of them live in Tucson. 

Frank pastored two churches on the east coast, then came to Tucson to plant a church.  The church plant, after merging with another church, become Saguaro Canyon Evangelical Free Church.  He remained in that church for 14 years.  In 2004 he began home-based missions work in Turkey and, in addition to his pastoral work at Desert Gardens Church, is still serving in that capacity. He has also been an intentional interim pastor in two other churches and has written two books on Christian character.  His passions are his relationship with Christ, his family and teaching the Word of God.

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Our Pastors



Experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. Skilled in Theology, Nonprofit Organizations, Discipleship, Pastoral Counseling, and Expository Preaching. Strong community and social services professional with a BA Sociology focused in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.

JERRY HAGELIN, Pastor Emeritus


Thursday evening pot-luck, praise (in song), and prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m.  All are invited to join us!

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