Dr. Terry Crist is the senior pastor of City of Grace, a five thousand member multi-site church located in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. As a fifth generation pastor he has a lifetime of experience in building churches and helping hurting people. Terry has traveled extensively into over sixty nations speaking in churches, conferences and on university campuses. He has a Th.M. and D. Min. from Phoenix Theological Seminary (P.U.T.). And he has completed two business certificate programs from Harvard University.
In 2011 Terry Crist was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to Chair the ArizonaSERVES Task Force dedicated to engaging the community around the issues of foster care and child well being. He continues to serve in that role with a commitment to recruit enough foster care families so every child waiting can have a safe and loving home.
Terry and his wife, Judith, have been married thirty years and have three adult sons, one daughter-in-law, and their first grandson is on the way. Their entire family is joyfully engaged in building the local church.