Dustin Thrower

Village Hope Church , Arizona
Lead Church Planter
Laveen Arizona
Village Hope Church
January 14
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About My Family

Denise and I were married on June 11, 2005. We are blessed to have three children: Daniel (9), Dallas (8) and Delaney (6). Our family is very active and enjoys being together.

I love hunting, fishing and spending time with friends. Denise was a volleyball coach for many years and enjoys playing, if she gets the chance, and reading. Daniel loves Scooby-Doo and Titanic, and he can be found drawing whenever he has free time. Dallas loves to play outside, get dirty, and ride his bike. Delaney loves playing with her baby dolls and gymnastics. 

We are currently living in Laveen and are building relationships in the community as we prepare to launch Village Hope Church.

About My Church Plant

While serving as the youth pastor of our local church, God began working on my heart about church planting. Denise was reluctant at first, but God used her time at high-school camp during the summer of 2017 to work on her heart. Once we both fully surrendered, God began opening doors and working on our hearts about the need for the gospel in Laveen, Ariz. 

Laveen has a population of 70,000 and only two evangelical churches. Only 14% of the people claim any evangelical religious affiliation, and more than 60% claim no religion at all. The area is diverse, including 47% Hispanic, 25% Caucasian and 17% African American. It also borders the Gila River Indian Reservation.

Village Hope Church desires to to be a church filled with genuine believers who positively impact Laveen, Phoenix, Arizona and the world with the gospel.

NAMB Church Planting

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For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For churches and individuals to partner with Village Hope Church to further the gospel. For receptive hearts and the salvation of many souls in Laveen.


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