Discovery Christian Community is led by pastors and elders, the governing board, our ministry teams, and various other leaders. Our governing board, which includes the elders, is elected each year by our membership at the Annual Meeting.

As an ordained minister, Pastor John is licensed by and accountable to the Central Pacific District of the C&MA. The pastor and elders meet regularly together with the governing board and the ministry leaders in order to move forward in our vision to help people Discover Christ, Community, and Mission. We publish an updated list of our elders, governing board, and ministry leaders in the Sunday bulletin, our website, as well as our monthly newsletter.


Pastor John Doss


Originally from California, John met his wife, Liesi, while serving as a pastor and church planter in Austria, Europe. They have three boys and joined Discovery in 2016. As lead pastor, John’s heart is to empower God’s people to reach their community for Christ, making authentic followers of Jesus in the unique environment of Salt Lake City.

John enjoys spending time with his family and friends and exploring the great outdoors of Utah. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity College as well as an MDiv in Intercultural Studies from Liberty University.

5929 S. 900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 266-3600