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Associate Pastor  - Desert Springs Bible Church

Pastors  - British Broadcasting Corporation


Sunnyslope High School


Board Member  - Mountain Vista Bible Church

Pastor  - Bethany Bible Church

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Drew Arliskas
Senior Pastor Pastor Drew grew up in a non-Christian, alcoholic home in Phoenix. When he was in the eighth grade his dad found sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. His sponsor in AA was a Christian. Soon, both his dad and mom became Christians and began attending Bethany Bible Church. Drew had already begun to abuse alcohol in the fourth grade and drugs in eighth grade. During his junior year in high school he observed that, while his life was a mess, his parents lives were steadily improving. That observation led Drew to begin attending Bethany Bible Church's youth group. Within six months Drew understood that God loved him and desired a personal relationship with him. It was at that time that Drew believed in Jesus Christ for salvation. As Drew's walk with Christ grew so did his passion to serve and teach. Teaching fueled his fire to know the Word of God so upon graduating from Sunnyslope High School he entered Arizona College of the Bible (ACB). At that time Drew's plans were still to join his father in business. The plan was for one year in Bible college to study God's Word followed by a business degree from ASU. In the summer of 1984 he traveled to Germany where he served alongside Bethany missionaries, Brad and Debbie Ellgen, who were with Cadence International. After that summer Drew knew he wanted to go into full time ministry. He returned to ACB. After his sophomore year he took a year off to intern again with the Ellgens in Germany, ministering to soldiers far from home. In 1987, Drew married Shelly Smith. Drew and his family returned from Okinawa in 2004 to minister and serve at Bethany Bible Church as an associate pastor. Bethany had been his home church since salvation. From 2011 through January 2014, Drew served on staff at Desert Springs Bible Church as an associate pastor. Drew and Shelly have four children: Rebecca is 24 years old and recently graduated from Moody Bible Institute. Drew and Shelly also currently have two foster children. This has aided Drew in his desire to know people far from God and share the gospel with them. Through his love for motorcycles and lost people God has led Drew into the traditional Motorcycle Club world. Drew has gained a platform of trust and respect in this community and now has many opportunities to share God's love with people. Drew feels the call to lead a church. His passions are preaching, teaching others to serve God in authentic ways, and helping to connect those far from God to the Church where they may hear the message of grace.

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We have one son, Andrew, who is vice-principal at an elementary school here in the Valley.
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Drew Arliskas
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