The mission of the Presbytery of Grand Canyon is to celebrate and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by:
- Nurturing each congregation and minister member,
- Assisting and challenging each congregation to engage in ministry and mission with other congregations and denominations,
- Developing and redeveloping worship communities, and
- Being a connectional, communicative link in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Our Scriptural Foundation
In the vast Arizona landscape, and considering our mission, we have chosen Isaiah 43:18-19 as our scriptural foundation:
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
(English Standard Version)
As its name suggests, The Presbytery of Grand Canyon covers the northern part of Arizona, including the counties of Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai. It also includes the part of Gila County north of the Salt and Black rivers, Maricopa County north of the 33rd parallel (including the Phoenix metropolitan area), and Pinal County north of the Salt River base line. The boundary also extends northward into a small portion of Utah bounded by the San Juan River. The Presbytery also extends southward to include the Gila River Indian Reservation.