Christ’s Church of the Valley Breaks Ground on 16-Acre Queen Creek Campus; Slated to Open to Community in 2024
By Rayna Burgett -
Tuesday May 23, 2023
(QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – May 23, 2023) – Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) joined with local officials, including Queen Creek Unified School District Superintendent Perry Berry and Principal Sherry Towns of Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School, on their long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony. Also in attendance were the CHASSE Building Team, SPS+ Architects, and 200+ CCV attendees to celebrate this incredible milestone.
The 16-acre campus is set to be completed in the Spring of 2024, officially welcoming CCV’s first-ever setup/teardown campus home. The permanent location is on the southeast corner of Ellsworth and Chandler Heights.
“At its full build-out, the campus will feature dynamic, engaging environments for kids, students, and adults to learn about the life-changing power of Jesus. In addition to these offerings will be a dedicated space for children and adults with special needs to experience relationships with peers as they learn about God's great love for them,” said CCV Executive Pastor Tony Burgarello.
According to Burgarello, the surrounding area of the church will be built with just as much intentionality.
“Community is at the core of who we are. That’s why we prioritize practical outdoor spaces where relationships can be formed over food, coffee, and yard game fun,” said Burgarello. Attendees and guests will experience an incredible courtyard filled with canopies, grass turf, and an outdoor baptismal where people can express their life change for all to see and celebrate.
CCV has announced Next Idea Architects and CHASSE Building Team, both locally owned and operated, as its formal partners on the project.
“One of our favorite parts of this project is how intentional CCV was during the entire planning process, so much so that they purposefully set aside more than 2.8 acres of the property for athletic fields that will support CCV Stars, a youth recreation program offering a variety of sports,” said Barry Chasse, President of CHASSE Building Team. CCV's youth sports program, Stars, is on a mission to make sports "more than a game" by prioritizing community, character, and healthy competition.
Beyond the thoughtful design, CCV Queen Creek is also special because of their rapidly growing community.
“We launched a portable campus in Queen Creek in March 2021 that has grown to more than 500 attendees,” said CCV Queen Creek Campus Pastor Curt McReynolds. “Caring for our portable campus, which is currently housed at Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., has been a labor of love.”
According to McReynolds, CCV has a team of dedicated volunteer drivers that pull their trailers of equipment to and from the school on both Saturdays and Sundays. Once there on Saturday morning, anywhere from 30 to 40 volunteers come together to collectively unload, set up classrooms, and construct a makeshift auditorium in the school’s gym. On Sunday after service ends, additional volunteers help with the entire teardown process for several hours and re-load the trailers so as not to disrupt the school week.
“Given our growth and the dedication of our volunteers, we are excited, honored, and very ready for our new, permanent home,” said McReynolds.
“At CCV, we are on mission to reach this Valley for Christ. Once construction is complete, this campus will have the stamina to press forward in the mission for years to come,” said Burgarello.
If you want more information on Christ's Church of the Valley's Queen Creek Campus, you can check out their website by visiting ccv.church/queencreek. To learn more about upcoming sport season offerings with CCV Stars, visit ccvstars.com.