December 2017  
Senior Pastor

Richard Evans

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Richard is an innovative thinker and lover of people who has committed his life to nurturing and inspiring others.  His passion is to see people reach their full potential through development of a sincere and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Richard has a natural gift for communicating and his pulpit ministry utilitizes humor and life experiences to effectively reach audiences of all ages.  Richard works hand in hand in the ministry with his life-long partner, Patricia.  They have been married over 45 years and are the proud parents of two incredible sons - Rick and Ryan.

Church Administrator

Ron Hall

Rev. Ron Hall joined Praise Center's ministerial staff in January, 2017.  Ron graduated with a B.A. in Music from the University of Missouri/St. Louis in 1982.  He received his ordination in 1989.  He has served as Assistant Pastor, Youth Minister, Music Director and Musician.  In 1988, he served as Pastor in Henderson, TN.  In 1991, he was elected to serve as pastor in Owosso, MI, where he pastored for 19 years.   Praise Center is blessed to take advantage of his many years of experience in pastoral work.  He, along with his wife, Michelle, love ministry and people.

Minister of Music

Robert Hooten

Bob Hooten is an Arizona native who began classical guitar studies at the age of eleven with Yavapai College guitar instructor, Kirk Higgins. Not only is he an amazing guitarist, he plays keys, drums and is a recording artist.  Bob's love for Christ is what defines his life and manifests itself in praise as he leads Praise Center in worship each week.  Bob and his wife, Favi, are passionate about living for God and sharing their testimonies with others through ministry.

KidsLife Director

Betty Scott

Betty Scott has a heart for children.  She and her husband, Jerry, have 5 children and numerous grandchildren.  Betty has been active in Sunday School work for over 30 years, teaching all age groups.  Her leadership and vision are vital to the direction of KidsLife. 

Trailblazers Leaders

Howard and Sandy Hooten

Howard and Sandy Hooten were appointed as leaders of Trailblazers in July, 2012.  The Hootens have a wonderful love story.  They knew one another as children in New Mexico but lost contact as adults.  Following the death of their respective spouses, they reconnected, fell in love and married.  The Hootens are a dedicated, wonderful couple who are devoted to God and His service.  Howard is a student of the Word, savoring preaching and teaching.  Sandy is an amazing person; she exudes welcome and optimism. 

Youth Pastors

Gary and Bonnie Switzer

The Switzers are the latest addition to Praise Center's staff.  They moved to Prescott Valley from West Virginia where they were immersed in youth ministry and pastoral care ministries.  Bonnie is a born teacher and loves youth.  Gary is a talented musician who shares Bonnie's passion to disciple youth.  Praise Center is happy to welcome the Switzers!