Pastors of Middle Verde Rock Church


On October 3, 1875. a Baptist minister, James C. Bristow. gathered together his family. Indian people soldiers and neighbors under an old Cottonwood tree and preached a sermon from the Gospel of Mark This took place in Middle Verde, Arizona.


This sermon is recognized by many as the first Baptist sermon to b'e preached in Arizona and as the beginning of Baptist work here

As years went by, a congregation was formed, and a small frame building was erected. In 1920 Rev. Bristow preached his last sermon, but others came to carry on the work in Middle Verde.


1921-1928

Rev. William J. Gordon

1928-1936

Mr. Hugo Bonnaha

1936<960

Rev. Perry Jackson

1960-1964

Rev. David Lockyer

1964-1978

The Church Closed

1973-1974

Rev. Larry Goehner

1974-1978

Rev. Emerson Tootsie

1978-1980

Rev. Herb Wilson

1980-1982

Rev. Ralph Showers

1982-1994

Dr. Len Meyers

1994-1995

Without a Pastor

1995-1997

Dr. Ralph Showers

1997-



Dr. John Watson

 


 
 

Dr. John Watson

 

 

 


 
 

Rev. Ralph Showers