Our Pastor

Pastor Terry Darnall, has a deep love for Jesus and for reaching the community for Christ.  This is evident in his sermons, his desire to reach out to our community with God's love and in his strong desire to develop a strong team of leaders that also share in his desire to minister to both believers and those who need to learn of Jesus' saving grace. 

Terry received his Masters of Divinity in 1979 from Andrews University.  He has been active in pastoral ministry, pastoring, and reviving churches in Montana and Arizona.  While pastoring in Montana, Terry was the president of the County Ministerial Association.  He has been our pastor here at the Mesa Palms Church for 15 years.

Terry's wife, Debbie, has been employed by East Mesa Care Center for over 15 years and is the Human Resources Director.  They have two grown children: Matt, who is a physical therapist living in Burleson, Texas and Mandi, who lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Pastor Terry is committed to serving you in any capacity.  He would like to be your pastor and help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.


A Note From Pastor Terry

  I love October!  It is my favorite month of the year.  Why?  First of all, it is the month that I was born.  Secondly, I love the weather of October.  Plus many other reasons.  And now the third Sabbath of October is the anniversary of building our new church.  So it is a very special month.
    We have so much to be thankful for.  God has been so good to us!  I know Thanksgiving is not until November, but every month, every day is a time to be thankful.
    The book of Psalms has many chapters of Thankfulness.  David was very thankful for God protecting him and preserving his life.  King Saul was paranoid.  His goal was to kill David.  God prevented anything from happening to David and brought him to the throne of Israel.
    God pretects us and prevents things from happening to us all the time!  We do not know how many times God and His angels have protected us and kept us alive.
    So today I am thankful for life.  I'm thankful for life here in America, the greatest place to live in this world.  I'm thankful for my family and God's protection of them.  My heart is filled with gratitude to God, and it makes me feel good to know how much God loves me and loves you!  So count every day a blessing from God!  It will change your outlook on life!
    Psalm 136:1:  "O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for his mercy endures forever."                                Pastor Terry