Council members


Rev. Donald K. Doe


Don is no stranger to Arizona, having served 21 of his over 35 years of pastoral ministry in the state. He has served as Senior Pastor of North Hills Church in Phoenix and was the Founding Pastor of McDowell Mountain Community Church in Scottsdale.

Don and Lori have been married 37 years and have three grown children and five cherished grandchildren. Don loves sports, reading, Mexican food, and is always on the hunt for some chocolate.

A heart and passion for pastors and churches brings Don to the State Ministries of Arizona. He is motivated to help encourage and resource leaders and congregations to advance the work of God’s kingdom as we make disciples of Jesus Christ.


Paul D.M Johnson, D.Min. – Chairman


Paul is the Co-Senior Pastor of The Gathering Place Church along with his wife Jill. They have been married for over 33 year and have 4 adult children. Paul comes from three generations of ministry in his lineage. A childhood decision to follow Christ was made at his earliest recollection, and his testimony is that of God’s “keeping grace.” Being English by birth, Canadian by naturalization, Jamaican by heritage and American by citizenship, his journey has brought a unique worldview to his perspectives and leadership style.

Paul has served in ministry for the last 40 years of which the last ten years has been in Arizona. From 2005 to 2009 he served at McDowell Mountain Community Church on the Pastoral team. in 2009 Paul and Jill began the God-given adventure of planting The Gathering Place Church which is located in Central Phoenix, and where they both serve in ministry. During this time he studied and earned a Doctorate of Ministry in 2015. Several of Paul’s passions are to enabling spiritual shepherds to be developed, global Kingdom culture to be established, and seeing Acts 2:42-47 modeled at The Gathering Place.


Jim Davey


Jim has been married to the love of his life and his best friend, Mary for 33 years. He is definitely been blessed over the years to have three awesome kids. Josh and his wife Bethany live in Chicago with their 3½-year-old son Oliver and their ten-month-old daughter Anna Rose. Jessica and her husband Chris live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their 3½-year-old son Skyler and their 2-year-old son Lincoln. They are expecting another boy in March of 2015. Mindy, the youngest, is single and is working in Grand Rapids, Michigan helping adults with special needs. Needless to say, life is hectic. Jim also serves as lead pastor for North Hills Church in Phoenix, Arizona and Mary has a calling to nursing serving as school nurse at a local elementary school in Phoenix. He loves the opportunity to lead a church to discover the mission that God has for them. It is fun trying to help a congregation make the turn from its painful past to discover a way to focus outwardly. Their mission is clear: to help people find freedom. They are attempting to change the church to a 24/7 mission including turning their property into a community center.


Mark Krenz, D.Min.


Mark and Shannon have four beautiful daughters and live in Scottsdale, AZ . Mark and Shannon are presently in transition after serving at McDowell Mountain Community Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Before MMCC, Mark was the Founding/Lead Pastor of ONE Community Church in San Tan Valley, AZ (2006-2014). Prior to that Mark and his wife Shannon lead the Youth Ministry at South Meridian Church of God in Anderson, IN (1997-2006). They met on a missions trip to Costa Rica while both attending Anderson University where Mark earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, and Shannon her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Theology. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor at Mid-America Christian University and serves on various boards for churches and organizations. Mark enjoys playing sports, hiking, coffee and games with friends, family vacations, and going on cruises with his wife. He is passionate about the church creatively reaching people far from God, serving the city, and making a global Kingdom impact.


Maribel Figueroa-Hernandez


Married to Pastor Josue Hernandez, Hispanic Ministry at Westside Church of God. Has two children, Yvette-12 and Adrian-9. Works full time as a System’s Analyst and loves the outdoors.  Serves teaching pre-teens, leads a discipleship group and also oversees the women’s committee for the Hispanic ministry.  Enjoys planning and coordinating special events.  Loves serving but most of all loves God!


Arrow McCollough

Raspberry Cottage Ministries

Arrow McCullough is a Pastor, Co-founder and Co-director of Spring Ministries, an innovative ministry reaching out into the community, crossing generational and cultural barriers, meeting people at their point of need.

Arrow has a passion to teach Bible Studies, is a mentor, mediates, engages in other pastoral duties and is a compelling speaker energizing her audience. She serves on the Arizona Ministry Council and the Board of Parents of Murdered Children and is an advocate against domestic violence and Human Trafficking. She has two adult daughters and one granddaughter. Arrow resides in Glendale, AZ. with her husband, Doyle.


Carel Marbry


Carel Marbry served on the council as secretary and treasurer. She is the office administrator at The Gathering Place Church. With her long history in church life enables her to bring a real-world approach that is sensitive and spirit-filled. Carel enjoys many fast hobbies that keep her on the exciting edge of life.