Our Mission


To share the love and the light of Jesus Christ so all people may know God

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." John 3:16
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." Matthew 28:19
"You are the light of the world...let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14,16
"This is my command: Love each other." John 15b


people to meet Jesus


to become more like Jesus


spread the love of Jesus

Our Strategy

Our Beliefs




Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC)

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are free in Christ, accountable to one another, rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

See lcmc.net for more information about LCMC

LCMC Statement of Faith

Willow Creek Association

Light of the Desert is one of more than 7000 churches from 90 different countries, from many different denominations and backgrounds who are committed to a singular idea: that inspired, encouraged, and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local churches that redeem their communities for Christ. The centerpiece of the WCA is the annual Global Leadership Summit that brings together by satellite more than 100,000 leaders who want to become better leaders for the sake of the Gospel. Light of the Desert leaders have been participating regularly in the Summit since 1995

See willowcreek.com for more information about the Willow Creek Association.




Pastor Paul Witkop


Pastor Bill Miller


Tamra Duncan


Patty Robinson


Shawn Chappel


Kate Gotschall


Sarah Witkop


Church Office Contact Information:


Address: 33175 N Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Phone: 480-488-2716