Bio - Carson Joyner


My family moved from Indiana to the great state of Arizona when I was just weeks old, so I’m about as close to a native Arizonan as you’re likely to find. I graduated from Chaparral High School in ‘97, Indiana University in 2002 with a B.A. in Religious Studies (Go Hoosiers!), and completed seminary at The Missional Training Center (affiliated with Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis) where I earned a M.A. in Missional Theology in 2018..


Shortly after graduating college in 2002, and while still living in the Midwest, I met Scott Brown, who had recently begun the process of planning a move to Phoenix, AZ to plant a gospel-centered church. It didn't take long for Scott and I to form a friendship and for his vision of planting a church in my hometown to take root in my heart as well. I moved back in September of 2003 (just a few months after the Brown family themselves arrived) and New Valley Church officially launched in October of 2004. I’ve led the Worship Team since the church’s infancy to present-day and now also serve as the Executive Pastor, overseeing the administrative staff and our small groups ministry.


I met my beautiful wife Kacie at the church in 2005 and we married in 2007. Today we have three gorgeous and hilarious and very active daughters named Zoë Noelle, Milo Advent, and Felix Emmanuel. We love laughing at silly videos, playing sports, getting outdoors and exploring National Parks whenever possible, and cooking delicious food and enjoying it all with friends.


I’ve always been passionate about music and the importance of community, and my strongest skill sets are high-level vision and administrative organization, so basically I love what I do. I’ve been partnered with Scott Brown and a part of New Valley for over 20 years now and, though my role keeps evolving and the church keeps growing, God keeps showing Himself to be faithful to make us an authentic community of Christ-followers growing in the gospel and on mission for the Valley, which has always been the vision. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in and through New Valley in the next 20 years and beyond!

Carson Family 2022