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  • Jon Privett
    Lead Pastor


    Pastor Jon joined us on September 17, 2017 as our Lead Pastor. Read his Pastor's Notes page.


    Jon is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene College (1982) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (1986). Jon has pastored in Pierce, Idaho (1986–1989), Boise Five Mile Nazarene in Boise, Idaho (1989–2003), and Baker City, Oregon (2003–2017).


    He loves coffee and conversation about Jesus! In his free time, Jon will most likely be fly-fishing, watching the Denver Broncos, or detailing his 1970 Chevrolet truck. Jon is happily married to Cathleen since 1986. Jon and Cathleen have two daughters, Sarah and Emilie.

  • Alan Owens
    Worship Pastor

    Pastor Alan has a passion for leading others into the presence of God through corporate worship. He is an ordained minister with a degree in Church Music, Bible, and Christian Education and is knowledgeable in ancillary worship areas such as technology, sound, lighting, and webcasting.

    Alan is married to Cheryl and they have two children.

  • Debbie Hallman
    Children's Pastor & TCPS Director

    Pastor Debbie is a fixture in our young children's lives. They know her office door is always open so they can get a hug or share their victories and challenges. She teaches kids that God knows and loves every single one of them. They see that love in action because Debbie knows the name and circumstances of every child. She directs all children's activities from birth to sixth grade and she's the Director of Tempe Christian PreSchool

    Debbie exudes incredible energy and a positive attitude, which have helped her while teaching VBS, Sunday School, summer camps, and Camp Meeting. She has completed her Associate of Science degree in Early Education. She's s been a part of our TNC family since 1983 and the Children's Pastor for over two decades.

    Debbie and her husband Van were married in 1977. They have five children and eight grandchildren, all of whom are well loved.

  • Andy Robinson

    Youth Pastor


    Andy grew up in Tempe and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a BA in Secondary Education in 2014. He is working on his MA in Biblical and Theological Studies at Phoenix Seminary and will finish this program in December 2021.


    Andy also teaches Bible and guitar at Gilbert Christian High School where he also serves as the Spiritual Life Director.


    Andy has attended TNC since 2007. He and his wife Megan were married at TNC in 2010. They have two daughters, Rory and Riley.

  • Matt Moore

    An Indiana native, Matt joined the TNC staff in November of 2021. He has been involved in pastoral ministry in various capacities for more than twenty years, serving congregations in Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas. Matt is passionate about teaching the Word of God and helping people deepen their connection with Jesus and with the local church.


    Matt is married to the amazing Amy, who is single-handedly making TNC a bigger church—literally—via  her love for baking sweets and sharing them with her church family. Her cupcakes are approaching legendary status. Amy also loves teaching “her kiddos” in Sunday School each week. Matt and Amy have two adult children, Tayler (married to Clay) and Isaiah. They are anxiously hoping for grandchild number one.

  • Tony Brown
    Young Adult Pastor


    Tony Brown, an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene (2018), has a passion to see the young adults of this world come to know Jesus on a personal level and share that love with the world.


    He married his Jr. High sweetheart, Laura, and has two children.

  • Amber Onyeabor
    Office Administrator

    Amber grew up in Missouri and graduated from College of the Ozarks with her B.S. in Nutrition/Dietetics. She moved to Arizona shortly after to be closer to family. Amber has always loved helping others and is excited to be working in ministry alongside her church family.

    She and her husband Moses began attending TNC in September 2017 and became members in January 2018. They have one son who attends TCPS.

  • Kathy Grebe
    Financial Administrator

    Kathy is our new financial administrator for the church and school. She’ll be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Ralph Messner
    IT & AV Technologies

    Ralph has been working on technology at the church since the 1980s. He started the church website in 1996 and managed it into 2009. He worked on sound and lighting while directing the choir and leading worship in the 80s and 90s. He was recently hired by TNC to assist with improving the use of various Information Technologies. His ongoing theme is "By all means reach some."

    Ralph met his bride Karen here at TNC, has two grown boys, Joel (serving with our church plant, The Table) and Joshua, and is the very proud grandfather to two grandsons.