Meet Pastor Linda Hobby Babcock

Pastor Linda Hobby Babcock


Mike Hobby and his wife, Linda, had a  unique perspective of what it's like to be homeless and hungry.  In 2000  Mike and Linda became homeless themselves as a result of a major  medical crisis with no insurance and  no means to pay the bills.  During  their time living on the streets, God placed  a burden on their hearts  for the homeless.

Equipped with real-life experiences of homelessness and a God-given  passion for the down-and-out, a ministry opportunity in Quartzsite,  Arizona presented itself.  Mike and Linda accepted the call, and in the  winter of 2003, the Isaiah 58 Project was established.  Their unique  ministry to the homeless became a reality.  Now married to Wayne Babcock, Pastor Linda and Pastor Wayne,  continue with the  passion to help those who are lost to find their way  and ultimately for them to become who God designed them to be.

On August 15, 2017 Pastor Linda and Pastor Wayne Babcock, who was serving as associate  pastor of Isaiah 58 married.  They are continuing on with the ministry  together as pastors.  Please pray for God's guidance and continued  blessing.


Pastor Mike Hobby

 Michael David Hobby, 65, went home to be with the Lord on June 22nd  surrounded by his loving family.  Mike was a Vietnam veteran and later  went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Washington.   Mike was the pastor of Church of the Isaiah 58 Project of Arizona in  Quartzsite AZ where he found joy in feeding, clothing, and helping  others. He also enjoyed restoring old cars and riding motorcycles.
   Mike will be remembered as a man who was a follower of Jesus, always willing to sacrifice for his fellow man.
    He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda, their children: Michael  (Angie), Chad (Christy), Kim (Tim) and Jeremy (Heather), sister, Anne  Shukar (John), grandchildren, Tera, Dustin, Christina, Zac, Sara, and  Mallory and great-grandchildren, Katelyn & Casey.  He was preceded  in death by his parents Bill & RoseMarie, brother Steve, and son  Bill.
   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to  Isaiah 58 Project of AZ, PO Box 1713, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 or use your  credit card on MORE ABOUT US page, tab above. 

 God Bless you, and God Bless the Isaiah 58 Project 

October 1, 1950--June 22, 2016