Buckeye, AZ was originally established as "Sidney" in 1888. In 1910, the name was legally changed to Buckeye. Few of the original founders back then could have ever guessed back then what size the town would eventually become.
Today, Buckeye is the western most suburb of Phoenix. A town that was once only known as a gas stop for travelers going to Mexico or California has blossomed into a city of 60,000+ people. Since the year 2000, Buckeye has experienced a 678% growth rate and is expected to grown at lest 600% over the next decade. Not only is Buckeye the largest city in Arizona by land mass with 660 square miles (Phoenix only has 517), but it is also projected to have a population of more than 1,000,000 residents. This will make Buckeye the third largest city, per capita, in Arizona.
Buckeye is made up on 72% ANGLIO, 36% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.3% African American. The median age of the community is 30 years old.
Even with all this growth, Buckeye still only has about 20 evangelical churches. Even if every church in Buckeye triples in the coming decades, the coming growth will far exceed the church's capacity to meet their needs.