Adam Zamora is pastor of Desert Hills Baptist Church in Buckeye, Ariz., and a missionary with Baptist Church Planters. After serving as a bivocational church planter in California, Adam and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to this community on the southwest side of Phoenix and rented space in a school gym.
Desert Hills Baptist Church in Buckeye, Ariz., meets in the gym at Jasinski Elementary School. Now, every school in Buckeye has a church meeting in its facilities on Sundays.
Andrew Witter and Elizabeth Zamora mop the floor of the gymnasium at Jasinski Elementary School on Saturday morning along with others from Desert Hills Baptist as they set up the space for Sunday services.
From left, Lianna Hernandez, Katlyn Zamora, and Elena Hernandez do their part during the Saturday morning setup as they carry sound and music equipment for Sunday services.
From left, Kimberly Moreno, Sarah Witter, Andrew Witter, and Elizabeth Zamora set up chairs and pipes for drapes that will transform the gym into a worship setting.
Assistant Pastor Matt Witter, who leads music, sets up musical equipment on the platform. Matt previously worked with Pastor Zamora in a church plant in southern California.
DaLinda Moreno helps set up chairs for the Sunday services that will accommodate about 120 people. The school allows the church to store all its equipment on site, making the Saturday setup more convenient.
Andrew Witter, Zachery Witter, and Katlyn Zamora assemble the church bulletins before a Sunday morning service.
Bradley Vallejos, right, prays with Pastor Witter and Pastor Zamora before the Sunday morning service.
Randy Vallejos walks through the audience greeting people before the service.
Pastor Adam Zamora, left, greets a guest before a Sunday morning service.
Allowing several minutes for people to welcome friends and guests, Pastor Adam Zamora greets people during an informal break in the Sunday morning worship service.
Looking out from the platform, Desert Hills Baptist Church sings during a Sunday morning service.
Elizabeth Zamora, wife of pastor Adam Zamora, greets a visitor during a break in the Sunday morning service.
Families listen and follow along as Pastor Adam Zamora reads a Scripture passage.
Pastor Adam Zamora, a missionary with Baptist Church Planters, preaches during a Sunday morning service at Desert Hills Baptist.
Meeting in the Jasinski Elementary School library, Misty Kaufman leads the children's church program.
Adam and Elizabeth Zamora talk with people in the school lobby following a service. Adam uses the time to inquire about prayer requests people have shared with him.
With friends and family members in the choir and playing instruments, Assistant Pastor Matt Witter leads the worship and music on Sunday morning.