Our vision is that real needs are being met through promoting loving service, connecting those who care, and fostering collaboration among those that can help.
Commissioned to Serve the Cities and Communities of Our State.
Building on a network of pastors, and churches that sought out opportunities to be more present in their communities, Arizona was on the verge of a new movement. Arizona CityFest and Season of Service were catalysts for creating a broader network of relationships and a more unified vision for our state. Churches left the comfort of working alone and began to seek out ways to partner with organizations and civic endeavors to meet real needs in their local communities. Public schools received much needed attention, food banks were replenished, neighborhoods were revitalized, and families were cared for, driven by the vision of loving our state.
CityServe Arizona’s Founder and President, Billy Thrall, was instrumental in this historical season for Arizona. Billy served as the Church and Community Partnership Director, as well as the Season of Service Chair for the Luis Palau Arizona CityFest team, bringing together 540 churches and organizations to complete over 500 service projects with 45,000 volunteers between October 2010 and March 2011.
CityServe Arizona was launched in April 2011 to continue this momentum with the purpose of building new and stronger relationships between business, faith, nonprofit and government organizations.
- Billy Thrall - Founder I am an Arizona native with 25 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and community advocate. Billy wants Arizona be famous for things that are about Christ and His Kingdom!
- Terrilyn Miller – Director I love Arizona and the people who live here. My background is in business and serving nonprofit organizations. Terrilyn wants to see Arizona unite, mobilize and discover the transformative power of loving, serving and working together to help those in need.
- Jeff Skeens - Urban Renewal I am on a journey of learning more stories about people in Phoenix, particularly among the vulnerable and marginalized. I love the trialogue between history, theology, and anthropology. Jeff is passionate about Urban Renewal and longs to see more justice, mercy, and humility displayed in our great city of Phoenix. He lives in historic Garfield neighborhood with beautiful wife Amy and four children.