Our Purpose

We exist to make disciples who: Love God, love His church and show His love to the world.



Community is formed as people become united in love for one another and in a shared purpose. We want everyone to be able to experience community at Shiloh, so we have built both of these elements into the fabric of who we are through our purpose statement. As you begin to engage in the purposes of Shiloh, we are confident that you will experience community; a place where you can belong, a place where your unique giftedness will contribute to what God is doing through our church.

Weekend Services

Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am


Our worship services are 1 hr 15 mins long. Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry (Newborn - 7th grade) is available during all worship services. Junior & Senior High Ministry (8th - 12th grade) is available during the Sunday 11:00am service.


Please enjoy a time of fellowship in the courtyard between services. Coffee and light refreshments are available.


We have a Mommy and Baby room located in the back room of our nursery for your convenience and comfort.


For driving directions, click here.

Our History

Shiloh Community Church was born in 1982 when the founding pastor, Tom Garasha, moved to Phoenix with the vision to plant a church near Paradise Valley. What began as a small Bible study grew into a growing church that met in various schools and locations, until finding our home at our present location in 1992. The name Shiloh come out of a desire to see more than just a building where people gathered to worship, but rather a place of rest, peace and reconnection with God and each other. Over the years, God has blessed that desire and many have found peace, refuge and restoration within this community that we call Shiloh.


It has been our desire to connect with the community in a way that demonstrates our love for Jesus Christ through our love for others and to see the church expand into other areas of North Phoenix. We have hosted hundreds and hundreds of events within our community that give us the opportunity to reach out with the love of Christ. We have planted three churches in North Phoenix, and started a Hispanic Church that currently meets on our campus. In 2004, in an effort to continue to reach out, we built a Community Center and gymnasium on our campus that provides both activities and a meeting place for the community. 


When Pastor Tom stepped into a new position with the EFCA in 2006, ministering to pastors in the southwest region, Eric Dalrymple became the Lead Pastor and Jason West became the Teaching and Missions Pastor of Shiloh. In 2011, Pastor Jason was voted in as the new Lead Pastor, continuing to preach and lead our staff and church towards a unified vision and purpose for the future - to make disciples who love God, love His church, and show His love to the world!

Our Statement of Faith

The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions:


God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.


The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.


Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus - Israel’s promised Messiah - was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.


The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


Christian Living

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.


The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.


Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.


Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.

What is EFCA?

What is an Evangelical Free Church?

The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,500 autonomous and interdependent churches and church plants united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 50 countries of the world.

 

The terms "Evangelical" and "Free" in our society have come to mean different things to different people. Though they may seem outdated to some, or watered down to others, we invite you to read the definitions below to get a glimpse of why they are foundational to us as a denomination. Though they may be older terms, they are as relevant today as when they were chosen by our EFCA forefathers.


What does "Evangelical" mean?

The term "Evangelical" refers to our faith, our theology. We are committed to the proclamation of the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, and to the Scriptures as being the inspired, inerrant, authoritative and sufficient Word of God.


What does "Free" mean?

The term "Free" refers to our polity, our structure and organization. We are committed to a congregational form of government.


Please click here for a link to the Evangelical Free Church of America website.