Anthony grew up in a city north of Tampa, FL where God gave him a burden for the lost, the broken and the health of struggling churches. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of Florida and is completing his MDIV from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since his youth, he has participated and led various international mission trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua, where he met Karla. Anthony and Karla have been married since 2001. They have three precious boys—Caleb, Matthew and Joshua. The Cox family live in South Phoenix. Anthony and Karla enjoy reading being in the community, hanging with friends, and delighting in the beauty of the outdoors while their boys enjoy riding bikes, playing with neighborhood friends, or playing organized soccer. They are ordinary people, doing ordinary things, and desiring to help others connect with God and community. Together they share a passion for making disciples who love Jesus, His Word, His people, His mission and His glory.
John was born in Southern California and has lived in the desert southwest his entire life. He loves the desert and he and his family reside in the East Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia. He has recently graduated with an M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. John confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior some 20 years ago and has desired to see others in the inner-city areas of Phoenix hear the Gospel and come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as well. John and Roxann met at church and were married in 2003 and have raised a beautiful daughter— Danielle. The Ramirez family love taking road trips, good pizza and on most Sunday afternoons in the fall you can find them watching and cheering for the AZ Cardinals. John is passionate about preaching and teaching, technological arts and sharing in church life with the people of God.
Ricky Lee Aulds has a heart for Christ, God’s Word, the local church, and making disciples. He grew up in South GA where he had the privilege of watching his Dad faithfully Pastor small local churches, and lived in AL where he graduated from Southeastern Bible College. After serving as Pastor of Youth and Families in AL he moved to NC where he attended and then graduated in May, 2011 from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling. He moved to Phoenix in August 2014 to join what God is doing in dtphx. He is using his training in Biblical Counseling in the context of the local church to reach Phoenix with the Gospel of King Jesus, 2 Peter 1:3-4. He has been blessed with a job in the mental health field where he seeks to give God the glory in the workplace. He enjoys city walks where he is able to explore new places to eat and teas to drink, oh and don’t forget meeting the diverse people in our city. Please pray as King Jesus continues to build His church.