Staff and Leaders

Brad Hixon

Lead Pastor
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Brad Hixon is the Lead Pastor of Aspire Church. With the help and support of Compass Church in Goodyear, AZ, Brad helped make the dream of Aspire Church a reality in 2013. Brad is excited to see what God has in store for Aspire and for the west valley, and is passionate about seeing Aspire be a part of God’s redemption plan for the community. Brad holds a Master’s degree from Phoenix Seminary. He and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of Abby, Aubri, and AJ.

David Jackson

Worship and Youth Pastor
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David is our worship pastor and RISE student ministry pastor. David and his wife Sarena have a heart to change lives through worship and to share God’s perfect grace to a desperate world.  They desire to show Jesus to all generations and to be an example of His transforming love. They lived in northwest Ohio until God called them here to Surprise AZ where they are excited to serve Jesus and His people.

Amy Lundberg

Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper
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Amy Lundberg is the administrative assistant and bookkeeper at Aspire Church.  She has had a lifelong desire to serve at the local church, knowing it is the truest light to the surrounding community.  Amy earned her Bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in Elementary Education and spent the next 7 years teaching middle school.  While she is no longer in the classroom, her quest to be a “life-long learner” has continued into her current field of bookkeeping in the non-profit sector.  Amy is also involved in serving on Aspire’s worship team.  She and her husband Roger have been married since 1995 and they have been given the wonderful gift of 4 children…Megan, Matthew, Luke and Levi.

Pat Brandlin

Pastor, Aspire en español

Pat and his wife Shirley planted Río de Vida, a Spanish-speaking church plant in 2007.  Río de Vida is now Aspire en español and is focused on the Spanish-speaking population of Surprise and El Mirage.  They are excited to be part of a church that can reach families with Spanish-speaking adults and English-speaking children.  Pat attended Facultad de Teología Bible School in Los Angeles and is a bi-vocational pastor who works as an interpreter in federal court and also pastors.  He and Shirley have two grown children.