Will Sullivan is originally from Wichita, Kansas, where he played football on a scholarship, then for Bowling Green State University on scholarship again where he graduated. In 2001, Will traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to train for the NFL, when he was invited to an athlete’s bible study where he gave his life to Christ. He was called away from his arena football career in 2005 to fulfill the calling on his life to advance God’s kingdom. In addition to being senior pastor of Endurance Church of the Valley, Will is a nationally recognized speed and skills performance coach and owner of training company Sullivan Proformance. He has been married to Patricia Sullivan, a skilled physician assistant and gifted nurturer, for 10 years, and they have a beautiful young daughter named Gabriella. Will’s passion is to speak the gospel to all placed in his path who are willing to hear the truth of God’s love and purpose for their lives.
“My goal: To support the vision for Endurance Church of the Valley, and help develop godly men who will become great husbands and fathers. My passion is to spread ‘agape’ love among all mankind and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. My ultimate desire is to help people return to the holiness that God calls us to, to high biblical standards; ultimately, to God.”
Pastor John is the husband of Dr. Anyalynn Newson for 32 years and father of John III, Jasmine and Joshua. Newson was recruited to the Phoenix metropolitan area from Columbus, Indiana were he served as C.E.O. of Koala Hospital and Counseling Centers by Samaritan Health Systems now (Banner Health) to serve as System Director of Behavioral Health Programing. Newson is an ordain minister and has served as Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor. Newson served as Director of Missions for the Central Association of the Arizona Southern Baptist,Chairman of the Phoenix Human Service Commission and as Vice President of Grand Canyon University.