About the Center

Located northwest of Phoenix, west of I-17 and north of I-10, is Glendale, Arizona — home to the Glendale Mission & Ministry Center (GMMC).  Formerly the First Christian Church, Glendale, this center now provides a food pantry, clothing bank and more for the community of Glendale, AZ.

Since First Christian Church, Glendale gathered for its final worship service and celebrated more than one hundred years of ministry on October 15, 2017 the center, a collaborative vision of First Christian Church Glendale, the Christian Church in Arizona, and Disciples Church Extension Fund, hav worked creatively to help those in the Glendale community by enhancing established ministries and starting new ones. From its three acre, five building campus, GMMC now serves nearly a thousand free lunches a month, while distributing over a hundred emergency food bags. Additionally, GMMC gives out hygiene kits and emergency clothing to those in need. The center also supports various local non-profits with meeting and office space, and provides a holy place of worship to three congregations who nest there; Iglesia Cristiana Hispana de Glendale, Discipolos de Cristo; Igelsia Cristo Sion; and Livin Faith Ministry, International.

In addition, Catholic Charities runs a much-needed Head Start Program from a portable classroom on the GMMC campus. As developed by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low income children and their families.


Each week the Glendale Mission and Ministry Center (GMMC) serves sack lunches to hungry people in Glendale. Open from 9:30am to 11:30am each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday volunteers work to both pack and serve lunches, give out hygiene kits, and connect people to community services.

To volunteer contact Pastor Kega Nasios, Program Director.

Facilities Use

The Glendale Mission and Ministry Center (GMMC) is available for both single and longer term use but community organizations, faith institutions, and individuals. Particularly, community and social services organizations that will continue the legacy of care for the people of Glendale are desired to expand the impact of the center. If you would like to see about renting, leasing, or partnering with GMMC please contact Pastor Kega Nasios, Program Director by phone 623-937-2359 or by email at knasios@glendalemmcenter.org.


Legacy info of First Christian Church, Glendale.

Legacy info of Beryl Meritt.


If you have goods to donate to the Glendale Mission and Ministry Center please contact Kega Nasios, Program Director prior to bringing any items. The center can only accept specific items related to the ministries it houses.

You can make a financial donation to GMMC by sending a check with “donation” in the memo line to:

6242 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301