Church founded by Rev. Jake Howard, Rev. R. Thomas, and Rev. M. Boyd in Somerton, AZ “No Man’s Land"
Church relocated to 1417 E. Madison; Phoenix, AZ under Pastor Boyd
Church under Rev. J. W. Williams
Transitional time: Church under Rev. Moses Howard, Rev. Whatley, and Rev. Carr
Rev. H. Y. Stevenson appointed Pastor
Under Pastor Stevenson, new Sanctuary erected at 1401 E. Madison Street
Pastor Stevenson passed
Rev. Wesley Jones appointed Pastor
Old Fashion Gospel Hour started
Church served as headquarters for 101st National Baptist Convention of America for the first time in AZ
Pastor Wesley Jones resigned
Rev. Alexis Thomas appointed as youngest Pastor in AZ history
Bishop Thomas unveiled his “Vision 2000” for a new Sanctuary, Word Center, and Wellness Center
Under Bishop Thomas, new 2,500-seat Sanctuary erected at 1401 E. Jefferson Street
PRBC Wellness Center construction completed - 31,000 square feet with executive offices and classrooms
PRBC Wellness Center dedicated with Cafe Eden and the Spa at Pilgrim, as well as a Family Services resource center and computer lab
Teleos Preparatory Academy established on PRBC Campus
East Valley Campus established at Quartz Elementary, then expanded to Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, AZ
Internet Live Stream reached thousands of international, national, and local worshipers
PRBC first television broadcast debut reached over 20,000 worshipers on AZTV
PRBC Prayer Garden dedicated between the Word Center and Sanctuary buildings
Through a partnership with Scout Energy Advisors, Pilgrim Rest transitioned to solar energy to power at least 75% of the campus from a renewable energy source - the sun.
January 18, 2018
b. November 9, 1967 - d. January 18, 2018
Homegoing Service at Phoenix Convention Center
on January 29, 2018; thousands in attendance.
On December 2, 2018, Pastor Terry E. Mackey from Memphis, Tennessee was announced as the new PRBC Senior Pastor. Pastor Mackey preached his initial sermon on December 16, 2018.