John Nichols

Senior Pastor

Pastor John lived in the Chicagoland area for 20+ years and it was there that he came to know Christ while in high school.  It was also there that he met his incredible wife Amy and together they have two great children; Jacob and Anna.  John is a graduate of both Taylor University in Upland, IN and Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

In 1992 John was first called into ministry with Youth For Christ in Rolling Meadows, IL.  Since then he has served in full-time pastoral ministry in Illinois, Connecticut, and Arizona.  John has been with HBCFH since the beginning as part of the core group that reached out to Harvest North Phoenix in the Spring of 2013 asking for help.  John took over the role of lead pastor at HBCFH in January 2017.  In his spare time, he can be found reading, running, hiking, and doing martial arts.


Andy Marrufo

 Worship Leader

A native of Arizona, Andy’s passion is to bring people into God’s presence through worship and music. Prior to coming to HBCF as Worship Leader, he spent the last 8 years studying music of various cultures and emphases in both Hawaii and Arizona. As a recent graduate of Arizona Christian University, he has solid breadth and depth of experience in music education, leading worship, directing and producing events.

Aside from his works at HBCF, Andy is the General Music and Choir Director at Phoenix Christian Prep. He also leads worship regularly for the non-profit organization Music Serving The Word.

Andy is a strategic visionary, able to put feet to a vision; he is grace-filled and outstanding at building relationships; he is a deep thinker, a man who passionately loves God, his fiancé Stephanie and his family—intentionally growing in his faith and leadership.

To live for Christ is his passion. To worship Christ is his life.