Arizona youth ministries

A desert on fire, empowered by the Spirit to spread the gospel around the world.

We exist to equip the church for gospel-centered youth ministry, empowered by the holy spirit

to be personally responsible to the mission of God: until all know Jesus.


Griffin Mcgrath

network youth director

Griffin is the Network Youth and Young Adult Director for the Arizona Ministry Network. He and his wife, Bethany, share a heart compelled to see a generation of students active in their faith and passionate about God's global mission. they have a vision for a desert on fire. They are loving parenthood with their two miracle boys, myler william and wallace mark. You can follow their journey in serving Jesus on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @griffinmcgrath & @bethanykmcgrath.


Monica Hortiales

Network Assistant Youth Director

Monica is the Assistant Youth Director for the Arizona Ministry Network. She was called by God into ministry when she was 11 years old at our AZ youth camps. She became a youth pastor at 19 after spending a year serving a local church in New Zealand. Monica pastored in North Phoenix from 2013-2018 before moving to Thailand for missions work through the MAPS program. She lives believing a "yes" to Jesus changes the world. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping students to find their "yes". She holds great hope in Arizona discipling the nations. 

Monica loves to travel, is always down for adventure, and is an avid lover of tacos.”


brea graff

network youth assistant

Brea is the Administrative Assistant to the Youth and Young Adults Director. She graduated from The Oaks School of Leadership and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2014. Brea has been volunteering with youth ministry in Arizona since 2011, helping at different events like summer camp and convention. She is also on staff at her local church serving as the Welcome Director as well as the Youth Ministries Coordinator. Brea is a huge Dodgers fan as well as a Roll Tide fan. 


youtube channel

Check out our free resources on our youtube channel including “How to” youth leader training videos, and interviews with youth ministry professionals around the nation.

better together

The social environments we choose today affect future generations. In this four-week sermon series, we focus on the significant and lasting change that is made in the context of a healthy community. Download the intro video, slides, sermon notes, and questions to facilitate small group discussions.

truth talks

watch our “truth talks” on important cultural issues today in youth ministry, produceD in partnership with Vanguard University.