coolwater's History

Coolwater began weekly worship services in September 2003 under the leadership of founding pastor, Rev. David A. Shirey. 


Serving the communities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree, our first home was Desert Sun Elementary School where we transformed the cafeteria into our first sanctuary. Desert Sun is where Coolwater's official charter was signed by 102 members on November 19, 2006. 


On May 15th, 2011, we moved into our building at 28181 N. 56th St. in north Scottsdale. Coolwater's second Senior Pastor, Rev. Katie Sexton, was called in 2015. In November 2016, Coolwater will celebrate its 10th Anniversary as a formal congregation.