Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church

An aptly-named faith community! Clarkdale, AZ
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church

Plan Your Visit

330 Scenic Dr
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

(928) 634-4102


Get directions on Google Maps

Who We Are

Our Mission
God has called us to reach out with joy to nurture all people with the faith, love, and hope of Jesus Christ.

General Information
We are officially about 160 members plus dozens of friends and associate members. Literally thousands of people have helped us become ready to build our campus (which we moved into in January), some of them visited us on their way through the Verde Valley and others have never visited but believe in our mission.

We celebrate God's love for us every Sunday at 8:30am (Traditional Worship) and 10:45am (Praise Worship), but we're not a Sunday-only congregation. We have a Saturday acoustic worship service at 4:30pm.

We are an extraordinary congregation when it comes to giving and serving: 11% of our income is given to the Synod for worldwide distribution, we also give to other local and global charities. Our free children's clinic is open the 4th Saturday morning of each month.

About Us

Lutheran (ELCA)




Leadership View all

Mari Larson

Our pastor, since 2007, is Rev. Dr. Mari Larson. She and her husband came to us from Minnesota where she served in congregations, a prison ministry, and a funeral home ministry. Pastor Mari's bachelor's degree is in counseling. She holds master's degrees in ministry and divinity. Her doctorate in ministry focused on pastoral care and youth.

What Members Say Add your voice

Go here? Tell us why you love Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church. Visited? Tell us what a newcomer can expect.