Two new Christian pastors have recently begun service to the new Calvary Chapel and to The United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd.
The Rev. Ron Hazelwood is at Calvary Chapel, a new congregation located at 305 Croydon Rd. in Kearny in the building of the former Copper Valley Christian Center. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. Classes are available for children, and fellowship follows worship.
Pastor Hazelwood is now commuting from San Tan Valley, but he and his family expect to be in the church’s parsonage by December. They are enjoying working with the congregation now, and look forward to residing in Kearny. Pastor Ron, as he likes to be called, has served several Calvary Chapel congregations in Arizona.
The Rev. Michael Eaton began his call at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Kearny in late summer, after the retirement of The Rev. Nina Yardley, who had served for five years. Pastor Eaton is an ordained member of the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church. He will divide his energies between St. Paul’s Church in Globe and Good Shepherd in Kearny. Sunday worship in Kearny is at 9 a.m., and a social hour both precedes and follows the service. A bible study, open to all, is held in the Little Gallery of Ray Hall at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. Pastor Michael will regularly be in Kearny on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Pastor Michael is a cyclist who loves long-distance riding. He throws his bicycle in his car to have it available at any time.