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DAVIDSON, Pastor Guy A. 86, of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away on November 7, 2016. In 1951 Guy started a life in ministry as a Youth, Associate and Senior Pastor over years. Guy moved from Denver, CO to Tempe in 1966 to begin a new church with three other families in the fast growing Phoenix area. Guy held the first service at Grace Community Church in Tempe on January 8, 1967. Under Guy's leadership Grace Community Church started Grace Community Christian School (Grace Christian Academy) and began its long involvement in international Christian mission work and continued to grow becoming one of the first mega-churches in the East Valley. Guy served as VP of Samaritan's Purse/World Medical Missions in Boone, NC from 1988-1992. Following a pastorate in Danville, CA, Guy returned to Arizona and helped launch Grace Fellowship in Buckeye before he and his wife, along with Ellen & Elmer Bradley, founded Arizona Community Church in Tempe where he ministered until 2002. Guy's phone calls, personal notes, letters and always remembering people's names reminded his congregation that he was always interested about their well being and spiritual growth. Guy is survived by his wife Martha, of 55 years, son Carey (Heather), daughter Shelly (Mark), granddaughter Caylee and brother Mark. Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Grace Community Church: 1200 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282. Gifts in memory of Guy Davidson may be designated to the Davidson Memorial Fund at Grace Community Church. This fund will include the building of an electronic library featuring more than 1000 original sermon outlines created by Pastor Guy over the years. Pastors around the world will have free access to these resources.
Published on  August 10, 2017
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