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CityReach Springfield Church

Our heart is to reach the one. We have a deep passion to reach people with the hope of Christ. We believe that the power of Christ can transform every life. CityReach Church Springfield is a place of healing, restoration, and second chances. At CityReach you will worship alongside ex-felons, college professors, recovering addicts, business owners, and prison chaplains. Our diverse community is a representation of all the people Jesus came to save.

Here is what sets CityReach Bible College, Springfield apart:

  • Evangelism & outreach driven

  • Community focused

  • New salvations every service

  • New visitors every week

  • Leadership from all backgrounds (prison to CEOs)

Visionary Leadership


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John Alarid comes from a background of affiliation with Chicano gangs and a Mexican cartel. He spent well over a decade as a drug dealer and hopeless heroin addict. After hitting rock bottom several times, he finally surrendered his life to Christ in prison.

John went through a Christ-centered recovery program and went on to plant churches in LA and the Philippines. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Church Leadership from Central Bible College and an MA in Urban and Intercultural Studies from the Assembly of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University.

While in grad school he started the journey to plant CityReach Springfield Church, where he currently serves as lead pastor. John also oversees the Midwest church plants for CityReach Network and is the executive director for the Midwest Hope Homes recovery program. Most recently, he authored and published his autobiography, My Prison Became a Palace. He is married to Hannah Rose Alarid and they have a beautiful one-year old daughter, Brooklyn Adelina

Cohort Advisor


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Though having a Christian upbringing, Tim became a very lost college student when a friend invited him to a David Wilkerson crusade. Jesus turned his life around and gave purpose and meaning. Shortly thereafter he met his wife, Heidi who had received the Lord at a Nicky Cruz rally.

After being missionaries in the Dominican Republic and youth pastoring, Tim directed Teen Challenge of the Ozarks, and was ordained in the Southern Missouri District. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Missouri Alcohol Drug Counseling Certification. He has been the lead pastor of two churches and is now the Executive Pastor at CityReach Church with emphasis on Discipleship.

Tim & Heidi have been married for 33 years, have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.



CityReach Springfield
1477 N. Broadway
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 844-3327

Launch: Fall 2018-19

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