Welcome to the Desert Cities Church of Christ website! We are a non-denominational Bible-based church located in the heart of the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Our services and meetings primarily take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church (SJLC) located at 42695 Washington Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Our service times are as follows: Sunday service: 4:00 pm Wednesday Mid-week service: 7:00 pm Other meetings are listed in our weekly newsletter or on our website. We serve throughout the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Come join us, we would love to meet you!
SCOTT & DANIELLE SWEENEY
EVANGELIST & WOMEN'S MINISTRY LEADER
Scott and Danielle have served in the full-time ministry for over 25 years. Scott grew up in South Florida and graduated with a BA in Sociology and played football while attending Harvard University. Danielle was raised in Southern CA, and even spent some of her childhood in the Coachella Valley, before graduating from Boston College with a BA in Communications. After serving for several years in campus ministry in Boston, Scott and Danielle planted our sister church in Burlington, VT where they were married in 1996. Since then they have graduated from the New England School of Ministry and served in our churches in Hartford, CT and Orange County, CA before moving to the Desert Cities Church of Christ in 2014. They love the closeness of the church here, and are inspired to teach others to live out their dreams by living for God!
ROY & ALICIA GONZALEZ
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTERS & WORSHIP LEADER
Roy and Alicia Gonzalez proudly serve the Youth and Family Ministry for the Desert Cities Church. Previously, they both served as Campus Ministers for the Riverside Church overseeing both UCR and RCC. Roy graduated with a Bachelors in Public Policy and Alicia graduated with a degree in Communications. Both have procured experience with the youth professionally and value the process of how the church can elevate their growth as individuals. The Gonzalezes are fired up and ready to see God provide many victories in Desert Cities and will go wherever He leads them. Roy enjoys learning new practical life skills and leading worship, and Alicia loves event planning, trying new coffee shops, and seeing/making things beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.
PART-TIME CAMPUS & SINGLES MINISTER
Mikhail grew up in the greater Boston area where he earned his M. Ed. at Merrimack College in Higher Education. After 2 years in the singles ministry in Boston Mikhail moved to Daytona Beach Florida where he was an active contributor to the campus and singles ministry. Mikhail loves warm weather and is grateful to be in Palm Desert where he can be active outdoors from hiking to playing all sports especially soccer. Mikhail has a passion to teach the next generation how awe-inspiring Jesus truly is.