Spending his life growing up on a farm in Kansas, Don Wilson developed a heart for evangelism at an early age. Don and his wife Sue, along with their three young children, dedicated their lives to be used in any way possible to win people to Jesus Christ. Here is how the CCV story begins…
In 1982, Pastor Don Wilson and a small group of worshipers began meeting in a rented movie theater. Hundreds of people responded. Lives were changed, marriages were restored, and relationships were healed. Since then, CCV has held services at an elementary school, a strip mall, the "castle", and Deer Valley High School before buying land in Peoria, Arizona in 1996 and moving into permanent facilities in 2000.
Now, 30 years since its inception, over 18,000 people attend CCV during weekend services. And through it all, we continue to keep our purpose clear: To WIN people to Christ, TRAIN believers to become disciples, and SEND disciples to impact the world. It is a ministry grounded in the Word of God, communicated through relevant Bible teaching and a real worship experience. Messages challenge and help people to change, becoming all that God intends them to be.
The vision and ministry of CCV extends past the borders of our campus. We fulfill our vision by extensive mission support throughout the Valley, across the country, and around the world. In the 29 years that CCV has existed, we have helped start eleven new churches.
In 2011, CCV became one church, one experience, at multiple locations. The purpose of this change was to continue to reach the Valley for Christ. Driving a long distance for a weekend experience can be a barrier to inviting others to church.
In an effort to remove this barrier, we opened the first CCV multi-site in Surprise. In 2012, CCV launched its third campus in Scottsdale, and continues to work toward the 2020 Vision of impacting 100,000 Phoenix area residents by the year 2020.