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DESERT SPRING METHODIST CHURCH (LAS VEGAS)
Sector: Places of Worship
Country: US
State: Nevada
Address: 120 N Pavilion Center Drive, NV 89144, Las Vegas, Nevada, US (View Map)
Phone: (702) 256-5933
Fax: (702) 256-0085

Description

The first worship service of Desert Spring was held in a home on October 12, 1991. The church was chartered June 7, 1992 with 67 members. This year we are more than 600 members strong. The Rev. Ed Ramsey was the founding pastor. Rev. Ramsey and his wife, Chris, served in ministry at Desert Spring from its founding until his retirement in 1997. The Rev. Dan Morley served the church from 1997 to 2003. The Rev. Tom Mattick served as senior pastor from July 2003 though June 2008. Rev. David Devereaux joined our staff on July 1, 2008 as our new Senior Pastor. The newest clergy staff member is the Pastor John Phipps, who joined the staff in July 2009 as Associate pastor. Desert Spring UMC originally bought property in Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas, on which to build our first church building. In 1997, it became apparent that this parcel of land was not large enough to meet the needs of our growing congregation and to properly serve the needs of the community beyond Sun City. We then purchased a five-acre lot in the Arbors in Summerlin at the corner of Pavilion Center Drive and Greenmoor Lane. In order to establish a presence near the Summerlin Church site, DSUMC elected to change its worship and education location from a Sun City community facility to Palo Verde High School. The High School is catty-cornered to the Church site and this move in August 1998 accelerated the growth of both attendance and membership. Our Church sees outstanding opportunities for service in this expanding community.

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