DREAM CITY CHURCH (Formerly Phoenix First Assembly) is a church nestled within the Shadow Mountain Preserve, shining God’s light and impacting a city. From its early beginnings as a tent meeting to its 72-acre Phoenix campus and 20-acre Scottsdale campus, Dream City Church progressively lives out its mission to reveal Christ to the world by loving people, cultivating community, and inspiring hope.
A CHURCH WITH A HEART
Dream City Church extends a helping hand to the community with a demonstrated dedication to meet the physical and spiritual needs of tens of thousands of individuals and families each month.
Seven wheel-chair accessible buses bring special needs people to Sunday services each week and a special needs Sunday school delivers sound biblical teaching while providing physical assistance and compassion to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. The annual Season of Compassion from November to December provides Thanksgiving dinners and bicycles to families in need, care center gift bags to the elderly and disabled, and an opening night performance of Celebration of Christmas is presented exclusively to special needs individuals.
Mom’s Pantry, Dream City Church’s food distribution center, provides essential nutrition to families in need. Emergency supplemental food-aid is provided to over 30,000 people each year. Angela’s Treasures, a retail thrift boutique, provides employment and job training to single parents, and thousands of articles of clothing are donated to low income families each year.
A CHURCH WITH A DREAM
Founded in 2006 by Pastor Tommy Barnett, the Phoenix Dream Center serves over 40,000 people each month with a range of programs to renovate lives and infiltrate the love of Jesus throughout the inner city. Each week 110 street and nursing home outreaches provide food and clothing to people in need. A comprehensive Christian-based life recovery program provides a home to 300 people every night and offers education, life coaching and Christian counseling to those recovering from substance abuse addiction or suffering from the effects of mental illness and emotional trauma resulting from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.
The Phoenix Dream Center’s Hope Wing provides secure refuge and counseling for victims of sexual exploitation of all forms. Women in the program are taught to live healthy, independent lives through Christian spiritual guidance, legal aid, counseling and education. The Dream Center’s Foster Care Relief Program provides services to young adults who have aged out of foster care, supporting their transition into independent living.
A CHURCH WITH A VISION
In 2013, God gave Luke a five-point, ten-year vision for Dream City Church:
- Become the arts capital of Arizona.
- Win 50,000 people to Christ and raise up 5,000 small groups to disciple them.
- Train 100,000 leaders.
- Become a multi-site church with campuses in every city of the state.
- Renovate the 72-acre Phoenix campus and be debt-free by 2023.
Pastor Luke Barnett's leadership has guided significant progress in each of these areas and the church has risen to revolutionary heights in assimilation and new program development.
As Dream City Church nears its 100-year celebration, it looks forward to another century of new and renewed God-given dreams for community outreach and discipleship.