Our Purpose

The purpose of Desert Shores Community Baptist Church is to share the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ with everyone; and through God’s power make disciples who love God.


Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


Galatians 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


John 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

What We Believe

     We believe that our holy God created us and all things for His glory. God has provided His law to us by giving us a conscience, and specifically by giving us His Word, the Bible. All people have broken God’s law in spirit and in action. Because of this, we are guilty and deserve to be punished by death, our natural death and the second death known as hell. God is great and merciful, so he did not leave all mankind on the road to hell. In God’s great grace, he sent His son, Jesus, to this world. Jesus lived a perfect life and did not deserve to die. God decided to save particular people from the fate of hell, so he took the punishment they deserve and poured it out on Jesus by putting him to death on the cross. Jesus rose from the grave on the third day, conquering sin and death for all who repent of their sin and trust Christ alone to save them from the hell they deserve. If you want to learn more, we recommend the books Pursuing God and Wasted Faith. You can find these resources as well as many other articles from Way to God. For anyone that would like to know more about our beliefs, Desert Shores Community Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church that preaches and teaches in accordance to the Baptist Faith and Message.


Meet the Pastor

Hello, I am Pastor George Lyman. I have been serving Desert Shores Community Baptist Church (DSCBC) since January of 2003. I answered the call to ministry in August of 2001 and I have been blessed to serve God in many ways since that time. My call to ministry was preceded by service as a Probation Officer for Mohave County for 17 years. I graduated from Grand Canyon (College) University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I graduated one week and got married to my beloved wife Martha a week later. We have two adult children and four grandchildren, with hopefully a few more on the way one day. After I answered the call to serve as Pastor of DSCBC I felt called to continue my education and I enrolled in seminary at Gateway, formerly Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. After 8 years of travel, classes, ministry, and effort, I graduated in 2013. I was amazed at how the classes fit the situation that the church was struggling with or I needed to improve on. I was grateful for fellow students, mentors, associational leaders and fellow pastors who supported me. I was blessed to learn and grow. I believe in servant leadership. I am the pastor, but I am also called to minister and serve those in my congregation. I teach from the bible in an expositional manner, verse by verse and I try to help those I serve apply it in service to the Lord. I believe in our purpose statement, and I will do all I can to share the love of Jesus and help those whom I serve grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.


Pastor George Lyman

George Lyman

Senior Pastor

Deacon Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker


Deacon Bert Owens

Bert Owens

Deacon Elon Holmes

Elon Holmes



Bob Heppeler


Deacon Bob Evans


Deacon Rob Sturms

Dr. Rob Sturms


Brandon Mazenko

Brandon Mazenko

Worship Lead