Thanks for checking out The Refinery. We are a growing group of Christ followers who are trying to make an impact on our community for Jesus Christ.

 

Just to set your mind at ease... there are no perfect people at The Refinery. That’s why our name is so important. One definition of refine is “bringing crude material to purity.” Well, that’s what we are about... letting God refine us.
 
Our casual and friendly atmosphere will help you relax and join in at your own pace.

 

The Refinery Christian Church was born in 2009 by our founding Pastor, Chad Goucher. The church was originally a campus of Christ's Church of the Valley from 2008-2009. In just a few short years, the church has established a strong community presence and sees an average of 550 attenders each weekend. God has been faithful over the years and continues to use The Refinery to reach those who are far from Jesus Christ.

  • April 2008 - Christ's Church of the Valley launches CCV Goodyear. The first service was held in Goodyear Community park with nearly 1,000 attenders.
  • September 2008 - CCV Goodyear moves from meeting at 600 N. Bullard Ave. (what was once an indoor Bounce House facility called "Bounce U") after outgrowing the facility and starts meeting in Millennium High School.
  • May 2008 - Church merges with Valley Fellowship.
  • 2009 - Name changes to The Refinery Christian Church.
  • 2010 - The Refinery Christian Church returns to it's original location at 600 N. Bullard Ave. after months of renovations.
  • 2011 - At the first annual Plunge, 26 people are baptized in one weekend, with a total of 52 baptisms for the year. First mission team sent to Dominican Republic.
  • 2012 - First mission trip to Ireland in partnership with Elevate Community Church.
  • 2015 - The Refinery continues to baptize an average of 30 people per year.
  • 2016 - The two year IN Initiative launches. This includes plans to build a permanent home along the 303 corridor, as well as build a unique retail, dining, and entertainment complex that will provide two hundred jobs to the community, and allow our church to reach both the lost, and the found.
  • 2017 - Land purchased at the southeast corner of Indian School Rd & 303 Loop to build our first permanent church facility. Groundbreaking Ceremony & Dedication June 24.

REACHING people far from Jesus // REINFORCING biblical truth // REPRODUCING disciples

 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

 

We believe in the One True God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is all powerful, all knowing and all loving. He is the creator and sustainer of the universe and He has eternally existed.
 
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.  Acts 17:24-25 NIV


We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah - our Lord and Savior and He is one with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the only person to live a perfect life, to save the world and the only way to connect to God.
 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:16-17 NIV
 
We believe the Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is alive in us, God’s Spirit teaching us how to live and God’s gift to us.
 
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  John 14:26 NIV
 
We believe the Bible is the story of God and His people, the story of Jesus and His life and is the divinely inspired Word of God. 
 
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
 
We believe the Church is more than a building, it is more about WE than ME; it is the body of Christ and Jesus is the head.
 
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:4-5 NIV
 
We believe the Lord’s Supper or Communion is an ordinance initiated by Jesus to serve as a reminder of one’s identification with His death, burial, and resurrection. We observe communion every week and it is open to all Christians.
 
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  1 Corinthians 11:23-24 NIV
 
We believe Christian Baptism is the total immersion in water, of a believer who has repented of sin and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior. Baptism is the outward expression of an inward commitment and is a way of uniting ourselves with Jesus.
 
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.  Romans 6:4 NIV
 
If you have any questions, or would like to speak with a pastor, please contact Aaron McKee.

 

Chad Goucher

Lead Pastor

 
 
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Sean Smith

Executive Pastor of Programming & Communications

Aaron McKee
Executive Pastor of Ministry

Michael Bailey
Executive Director of Business

 

Executive Team

Pastors & Directors

 

Daniel Baker
Worship Pastor

Kenny Koger
Men's & Missions Pastor

 
 

Lindsey Harden
Women's & Groups Pastor

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Matthew Flagg
Kids Pastor

 
 

Cameron Pape
Students Pastor

 
 

Administrative Assistants

 

Kim Wright
Executive Assistant

Nancy Connor
Care Ministry Assistant

 

Elders

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Bob Swinford

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Matt Segal

Ryan McCaskill

Scott Wallace