city bible church Staff

The staff at City Bible Church have a desire to help people experience a growing and maturing relationship

with Jesus that enables them to be a part of the kingdom mission we have been given by Jesus. 

  • david arnold

    senior Pastor

    Dave received his BA in Psychology from Oakland and his MA in Organization Management from the University of Phoenix. It was during his college years that he became a follower of Christ. Dave worked for 9 years with Mohave County Probation Department in Kingman Arizona as a deputy probation officer. 

    In 2000 he felt led to full time ministry and received his Master of Divinity from Multnomah Bible Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Dave then moved to Bullhead City in 2006 and became the senior pastor of City Bible Church in 2010. Dave received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Phoenix Seminary in 2019.

    Being a native “Michigander”, Dave passionately suffers with Detroit’s professional sports teams and is an avid University of Michigan fan. Dave also enjoys working out, listening to great music and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, especially in the Hualapai Mountains.  


  • sherri Smith

    Director of ministries

    Sherri accepted Christ as a teenager but drew away from her faith and eventually found things weren’t working out so well on her own. Once she came back to Christ (as a late bloomer), her path became more clear. She finished her BA in Social Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was fortunate to find and attend City Bible Church where she was later hired as the Administrative Assistant in April of 2008. During her time with CBC she accepted more responsibility and her position merged into what is now the Director of Ministries.

    Sherri and her husband Sonny have three grown daughters and two granddaughters. She is an avid animal lover and has four dogs and three cats sharing their home. She also enjoys reading a good mystery novel now and then and exercising.

  • tom messina

    assistance coordinator

    Tom has been living in the Tri State area since 1985. For 26 of those years he worked for the Bullhead City Police Department as Patrol Sergeant, Swat Team Member and Hostage Negotiator until his retirement in 2011. In 2012 Tom declared, “it is time for me to come out of the shadows and continue God’s work in another capacity.” As a result he became a Deacon in 2012 and became involved with the Assistance Window.

    Tom has been married to his lovely wife, Lori for over 39 years. They have three grown sons and a 3 year old grandson they visit in Phoenix on a regular basis.