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Gilbert Pastors

Our pastors oversee the doctrine, direction, and discipleship of Christ Church.


Adam Bailie
Lead Pastor

Adam planted Christ Church in December 2012. He earned his M. Div., from The Master’s Seminary and previously served on the pastoral staff of churches in California and Texas. Before training with Harvest Bible Fellowship and coming to Phoenix, he planted and was the lead pastor of Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA. He and his wife Renee live in Chandler with their two daughters and a son. They are thrilled to be in the east valley for the sake of Christ's fame!


Jeff Carlson
Executive Pastor

Jeffrey joined the staff of Christ Church as executive pastor in August 2013. Prior to serving on a church staff in Texas and now at Christ Church, he spent 12 years in the credit and debt industry, both as an entrepreneur and as an executive. Jeff holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in theology. He and his wife, Amber, along with their daughter and two sons make their home in Chandler. Jeff is passionate about organizational leadership and development, excellence in all things, and making Jesus known around the world.


Mark Kronwald
Non-Staff Pastor



Greg Ross
Non-Staff Pastor



Prospective Pastors

Seeing that the Lord continues to grow Christ Church, our pastors are convinced that adding to their number is a wise and necessary next step.

Three men—Terry Horne, Troy Johnson, and Josh Rogers—have accepted an invitation to take part in a prospective pastor process. They will spend the coming months in prayer, training, and further evaluation to discern whether the Lord would have them serve in this role.

Join us in praying for the Lord's blessing and guidance through this process. If you have questions, email

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Terry Horne

Wife: Angela
Children: Avery, Addison, Austin, Asher, Ally
Director of Community Life, Christ Church
Years at Christ Church: 4

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Troy Johnson

Wife: Melissa
Children: Eli, TJ, Logan, Evie
Firefighter, Phoenix Fire Department
Years at Christ Church: 5

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Josh Rogers

Wife: Carie
Children: Wes, Quinn, Wyatt, Trinity
Judge, Maricopa County Superior Court
Years at Christ Church: 3