Welcome to Midtown Presbyterian Church! We are a new church start-up in Midtown Tucson near the University of Arizona. We hope to be a church of people who experience God's grace, share life together as God's family, and pursue Jesus' agenda in the world. We are eager to meet people who love Tucson, who are interested in connecting to Jesus Christ, or just finding out more about the Christian faith. We'd love to have you come see what we are about.
Charles and Julie Garland are spearheading the new church plant. They are both graduates of Covenant Seminary. Charles has been a pastor of Presbyterian churches in Decatur, AL, Portland, OR, and Buford, GA. Their two children are Zak and Allie, but, alas, they are grown.
After ministering for five years on the east side of Tucson, Luke and Joelle are excited to join the new Midtown Tucson church plant. Luke hails from Memphis, TN and Joelle from Tacoma, WA. Joelle earned an M.A. in Theological Studies and her ministry has included working with Muslim refugees, Native Americans, children, and college students. Prior to pastoral ministry, Luke spent a few years in the corporate world as an information systems auditor. They have two children: Dale (age 4) and Oliver (due in June).