From 41 people meeting on April 26,
1989, at the Pima Bank on R. H. Johnson Boulevard to form First Assembly of God
of Sun City West, the church has grown to over 400 adherents. The first
worship service was also in the Pima Bank on Sunday, June 11, 1989, with its
first pastor, Rev. Gordon H. Nelson, officiating. Shortly thereafter, the Western Savings and Loan building at
Stardust and Beardsley was purchased. Subsequent to Rev. Nelson's
retirement December, 1997, Rev. Ben E. Leonard became pastor to this
congregation of 117 members on January 11, 1998. It was only a few years
until the congregation outgrew this facility.
Seeing the need, a very generous businessman acquired the Crestview Center that had been Del Webb's administration building and gave this marvelous gift to the church. In October of 2003, after months of remodeling and landscaping, the church was named Church on the Green and opened its doors to an inviting entry/foyer, sanctuary, hospitality and other rooms. The beautiful dining room that had once been Terrace On The Green restaurant became the fellowship hall where church dinners, ministry functions, Sunday Morning pre-service coffee and refreshments are enjoyed while overlooking the third green of Hillcrest Golf Course with its picturesque ponds and beautiful landscaping. .As God has blessed our fellowship since its inception, we desire and anticipate His continued blessing and growth on the ministry of Church On The Green.