Religious Center

UU Buddhist Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 August 2004.

Phone: 804-330-3263
Email: wyn2357@comcast.net
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History

The Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Group of Richmond came about through the efforts of one man, Wyn Jordan. A long-time member and former president of Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, Jordan joined Richmond's Unitarian church in an effort to provide his children with a...
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Vipassana Meditation Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 May 2003.

Phone: 703-660-0028

Church of Scientology of Arizona

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 March 2012.

Phone: 602-833-0610
Email: cofsphoenix@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.scientology-phoenix.org
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Overview

Established as "applied religious philosophy" by L. Ron Hubbard (d. 1986), the first Church of Scientology opened in Los Angeles in 1954. In Arizona, the first Church of Scientology was established in 1975, although the organization had roots in Phoenix going back to 1952. The present... Read more about Church of Scientology of Arizona

Living Word Bible Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 480-964-4463
Website: http://www.Living-Word.com
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History

The dramatic population growth of the East Valley has been mirrored by the expansion of a new type of church, dubbed by some "Mega-Churches." These large, mostly Protestant churches include features and conveniences not often found in smaller-scale, traditional congregations and are a noted...
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Temple Chai

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 602-971-1234
Email: webmaster@templechai.com
Website: http://www.templechai.com
[flickr_set id="72157621818079393"] History Temple Chai began when a few Reform Jewish families in northeastern Phoenix and Scottsdale began to meet as a congregation in private homes. The community grew and then occupied a high school cafeteria until the group was able to rent out a store-front. Gathering funds, the group purchased rural property in... Read more about Temple Chai

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 480-892-7072
Website: http://www.lds.org
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History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) has a long history in Arizona and in the Valley. The East Valley city of Mesa was established by LDS missionaries in 1883, and a major early temple was dedicated there in 1927. Mesa, the third largest city in the state, has a population estimated to be...
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Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 623-934-4000
Email: djohnson@vcfnp.com
Website: http://www.vcfnp.com
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History

Started in a private home in 1985, the original nucleus of the church was a small group called Our Father's House Fellowship. In 1987 the group affiliated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship and in that same year grew enough to rent space in a retail...
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Hillel Jewish Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 480-967-7563
Email: Evan.Brom@asu.edu
Website: http://www.public.asu.edu/~hillel
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Overview

The branch of Hillel on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus is connected with the international Hillel foundation intended to promote Jewish Campus life. The Tempe branch was originally established in the early 1960s but did not find a permanent...
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North Phoenix Baptist Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 602-707-5757
Website: http://www.npbc.org
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History

This Baptist church began in the late 1950s on donated property near downtown Phoenix. The congregation grew steadily, and in 1976 the church moved to its present forty acre site, still in the central part of the city. This mega-church is marked by its innovative ministry and full-service...
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Baha'i Information Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Phone: 480-804-1919
Website: http://www.bahai.org
[flickr_set id="72157621942615870"]   History The first Baha'i teacher in Arizona was Ms. Nellie French (d. 1954), who came to the area after she was told by Abdu'l-Baha' in a vision, "You must hurry and go to Arizona." Although Ms. French and another early teacher (Ms. Millie Collins) had left Arizona by 1918, a small number of Baha'i families remained behind. Individual... Read more about Baha'i Information Center

Tempe First United Methodist Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 May 2003.

Phone: 480-967-3376
Email: aker4@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/tfumc/
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History

Methodism reached the Arizona territory in 1868, with the itinerant preaching and revival activities of John L. Dyer of Colorado. The Church community grew slowly in the post-Civil War years, with only 33 members in the entire region by 1879. After a...
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East Valley Assembly of God (Tempe First Assembly of God)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 October 2006.

Phone: 480-831-7524
Email: kerux@myexcel.com
Website: http://www.azag.org
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History

The East Valley Assembly of God (also known as the Tempe First Assembly of God) is one of the older Assemblies of God organizations in the Valley. The church was founded Pastors Cox and Eaton in the early 1960s and has grown to match the expanding suburbs and...
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Temple Solel

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 480-991-7414
Email: rabbilinder@templesolel.org
Website: http://www.templesolel.org
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History

Started by Rabbi Bell, the original congregation of roughly 150 families shared their center with a Christian Pentecostal Church. In 1979 the growing community moved to their present site (a former church), led by Rabbi Bell until his retirement in 2002...
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