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I started attending Camelback Bible Church in 1975 when my parents moved us to Phoenix so that my dad could join his father in business. I essentially grew up at Camelback and have been blessed by its ministries, pastors, and staff throughout my youth and adult life. I met my wife Terri here though our families had known each other for years. Both our fathers have served as Elders at the church. Terri and I are happily the beneficiaries of the faithfulness of our parents and the loving body of Christ at Camelback. It is through our families and church body that we were brought to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and have grown in our love for Him.
We have been blessed with four children – Samantha, Carly, John, and Andrea. God has also graciously provided a wonderful and loving husband for Carly in Nate Dodd. They were married in 2014 and they recently had our first grandchild, Calvin.
I have spent most of my career in the technology and software industries. I am currently employed at the State of Arizona where I am part of an IT leadership team.
Over the years at Camelback I have been involved in a variety of ministries including children, youth, adults, small groups, and missions.
I was born and raised in western Michigan. Subsequently, I lived in California where I worked for a Christian wilderness program (and married my wife, Laura in 1991). We moved to Minnesota where I completed a M.S. in Educational Leadership and taught in the public school system. After 11 years of teaching, I pastored at an Evangelical Free Church in St. Paul for a number of years. In 2011, Laura and I, and our two children, Tobin and Ian, moved to Phoenix so I could complete my M.Div. at Phoenix Seminary. We started attending CBC in the beginning of 2012.
Currently, I teach at Grand Canyon University in the College of Theology and Laura is a music teacher at Joy Christian School in Glendale.
God led Megan and I to Camelback Bible Church in 2004 shortly after moving to Phoenix. In that time He has truly blessed our family by drawing us into the church family here. We have beenI have worked at Intel Corporation as an engineer since coming to Phoenix. Prior to that we lived in Minneapolis MN, where I grew up and went to college. It was at our church in Minneapolis where Megan and I met while involved in our college group. We married just before moving to Phoenix, and God has blessed us with three children; Lydia, Ben, and Owen.involved in many ministries at various times including leading a small group, teaching in children and college ministries, and serving as an usher. But most of all, being able to worship God, grow in our faith, and connect with faithful believers at CBC has been an essential part of our lives here in Phoenix. God has truly been faithful to feed me and my family through the teaching and ministry of Camelback.My faith in Jesus began through the teaching and testimony of my parents and the church we attended in my hometown near Minneapolis. God has greatly used local churches in each place He has put us, and I’m thrilled to continue to be a part of the ministry at Camelback Bible Church.
I was born and raised in Glenview, Illinois. I graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Communications. I met my wife, Megan, at a Christian camp in White Lake, Wisconsin in 2000. Shortly after graduating college, I moved to Arizona and Megan and I were married at CBC. We now have two boys: Bradley and Caleb. I have been working in the healthcare industry since 2008. I work as a Sales Consultant for BD Medical in the Diabetes Care division.I grew up in the church and have always felt that the church family has played a large role in my journey with Christ. Using my gifts to serve and encourage the church is important to me. I have been involved in leading a small group, serving in children’s ministry, ministering on the benevolent team as well as the hospitality team and ushering.dical in the Diabetes Care division.I grew up in the church and have always felt that the church family h
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.” – Jeremiah 17:7
Clay Conner – Bio coming soon!
I grew up in Indiana in a church attending family, and came to receive Jesus as my personal Savior through the testimony of my older brother, just as I was entering high school. In college, I met my wife Connie through a Christian ministry on campus (some neat God provisions involved!), and we married after my first year in medical school. Even during my residency, we began teaching children, back then 1-2 year olds. We moved to Phoenix to start my practice in 1984, and worshipped and served at Scottsdale Bible and then their church plant in south Scottsdale, teaching children and serving on the elder board. We first came to Camelback on Easter Sunday 7 years ago, and we began teaching 1st-3rd graders, and now teach 4th-6th graders. CBC kids are amazing and a blessing to work with! We have been long term members of the Savale’s community group, a real blessing to walk with Christ along with these friends. We both have been long term participants in Bible Study Fellowship. Connie has been a group leader for years, and I was able to serve in this capacity this past year.
God has used sermons, books, conferences and retreats, community groups, BSF, marriage and parenting to mature me in Christ. I still remember Pastor Tim’s sermon on how spiritual growth occurs, as we behold God and His glory, and are then transformed from one degree of glory to another (incrementally) II Corinthians 3:18; yes, thankf
ully, it’s a process.
As I’ve seen God work in my life and those around me, and have learned in the Bible what God has done and said, these words hold special value-
“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9
Scott was born in Los Angeles and moved to Phoenix where he attended Hopi Elementary School and Arcadia High School. After going away for college and work, Scott returned to Phoenix in 1990. Scott and his wife Elise were married in 1994 and they are thankful to have become a part of the Camelback Bible family in 2000. The Whyte’s have four children – Harrison, Cameron, Davis and Charlotte. Scott works an executive at a health care information technology company.
Scott has previously served as an elder and Scott and Elise have been involved the music, children’s and Sunday teaching ministries. Elise and children continue to serve in CBC’s music ministries.
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:9-14