Our Pastors

Terry and Judith Crist are the senior pastors of City of Grace, a multi-site church, with campuses in Downtown Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale, Arizona. As fifth generation pastors, they have a rich history of 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. (Phoenix Theological Seminary and Phoenix University of Theology) and he has completed two business certificate programs from Harvard Business School.


In 2011 Terry Crist was appointed by Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, to Chair the ArizonaSERVES Task Force which is dedicated to engaging the community around serving the greatest needs of our State. ArizonaSERVES has had great success in mobilizing thousands of volunteers towards serving our most vulnerable citizens. Terry and Judith’s greatest passion is to engage the faith-based community around the issues of foster care and child well-being so every child in our community can have a safe and loving home.


Terry and Judith have been married for thirty years and have three adult sons, two daughter-in-laws, and their first grandson. The whole Crist family is engaged in building the local church.