Desert Willow Church Leadership
Desert Willow Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Youth Ministries Director
Violet has a love and passion for students. As a mother of nine children, she understands the need for today's youth to experience Jesus Christ in a life transforming way.
She is training to be credentialed with the Assemblies of God as a Youth pastor.
Each Friday evening at 6:30pm, she leads a youth relevant service to encourage and disciple our students from 7th - 12th grade.
Spanish Ministries Director
Angel has a passion to reach our Spanish speaking friends in the Verde Valley.
Each Friday evening at 6:30 pm, he leads a time of worship, prayer and devotions to encourage and build-up believers. He also wants to see individuals draw closer to God and experience true life in Christ.
Kent was appointed to serve as Desert Willow Church's Lead Pastor on Nov. 1, 2020. Prior to that, he served as Lead Pastor of Christian Life Church in Farmington, MN.
The attributes that best describe Kent as a pastor are a strong passion for preaching, leadership development and missions. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Desert Willow Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ.
He graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a degree in Pastoral Studies and Missions. He recently completed his Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies from Global University in Springfield, MO.
Kent has been happily married for 32 years to his wife, Becky. They have 2 children and one granddaughter. Son: Matthew, Daughter: Karley, and Granddaughter: Hazel.