Your guide, Terry CristTerry Crist serves as the Lead Pastor of City of Grace, a church with four
campuses across Arizona, and in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a fifth-generation
pastor, he has a rich history of building churches and helping hurting people.
Terry has traveled extensively in over sixty-five nations speaking in churches,
conferences, and on university campuses. He has a Th.M. and D.Min. and has
completed two business certificate programs from Harvard Business School.
In 2011 Terry was appointed by Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, to Chair the
Arizona SERVES Task Force which was dedicated to engaging the community
around serving the most vulnerable citizens of the State. In 2013 Arizona
SERVES was the catalyst for the launch of AZ127, a church-to-church
partnership dedicated to recruiting, resourcing, and retaining foster-care
families. AZ127 has since inspired a national movement of churches united in
partnership around adoption and foster-care. Terry was honored by the U.S.
Congress with the “Angels in Adoption” congressional award in 2015.
He presently serves as a member of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s “Council
for Child Safety and Family Empowerment.”
Terry hosts “Café Theology,” an innovative weekly television program with a live
studio audience airing on Hillsong Channel and TBN Inspire. He has spoken or
contributed to the Hillsong Conference (Sydney, London, and USA), C 3 Pastors
Conference, ARC Conference, Fellowship Church (Dallas), The Barna Group
“State of the Church Conference,” The Nine’s Conference (Leadership Network),
Right Now Media, Liberty University Convocation, Grand Canyon University,
Movement Day NYC, and elsewhere.