Our Story

Pastor Jim and Suzy Cornwall founded Scottsdale Worship Center in 1984.  Our first sanctuary was located in the cafeteria of Desert Shadows Middle School.  With the Lord’s help, we grew, and in 1985 purchased the property we have currently, in the heart of north Scottsdale.

Today, Chris and Jennifer Harper serve as lead pastors, alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers who minister to the SWC family and beyond. Scottsdale Worship Center isn’t about the campus or the buildings, but the people that make up our church family.  It is about lives changed and relationships restored.  Recently, SWC celebrated its 30th anniversary, an incredible testament to God’s faithfulness. While much has changed over the years, our driving passion has not.  We’re committed to being a church that helps the hurting and makes disciples, for the glory of the Lord