We are a church whose mission is to connect people in the University of Arizona community and surrounding greater Tucson area with Jesus Christ. Our members have a passion for living for Christ, telling others the good news of Jesus Christ, and providing a place for Christ-centered community.

We are the host church of Christian Challenge UA, which is the collegiate ministry branch of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention

Johnathan Chan – Lead Pastor

Johnathan has been in the pastoral ministry in Tucson since 2008, after working as a software engineer for IBM for 5 years. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gateway Seminary and his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BS in Computer Science and BS in Management Information Systems. He likes playing sports, board games, and drinking coffee/tea. He and his wife Kelly, also an M.Div. graduate of Gateway and BS graduate of the UA, have four kids.

Jeremy Butler – Campus Missionary

Jeremy is one of our Christian Challenge campus missionaries, and works with our students and Christian Challenge ministry to help reach the campus with the gospel. He graduated with his Doctor of Ministry from Rockbridge Seminary and his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves meeting and talking to new people, and you can almost always find him with an energy drink. He and his wife Angela have been in Tucson since 2022.

Dennis Zhuang – Intern

Dennis is a recent graduate of the UA with a degree in Film. He helps out with church and Christian Challenge ministries as well as helping with social media and content creation. He is an avid basketball fan and loves creating videos.

Anna Im – Campus Missionary

Anna is one of our Christian Challenge campus missionaries, and works with our students and Christian Challenge ministry to help reach the campus with the gospel. She will be graduating in May, 2024 with a degree in Family Studies from the UA. She spent several years growing up on the mission field, and loves spending time with friends, family, and her cats. You can often find her reading and drinking tea. She looks forward to her fiancee James moving down to Tucson soon.