The bells, which chime every hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., were not music to the ears of four people who live by the Cathedral of Christ the King near 29th Ave. and Greenway.
Bishop Rick Painter was found guilty in Phoenix Municipal Court of violating noise ordinances.
"I am guilty of honoring God," said Bishop Painter. "I apologized on the stand that the people are disturbed."
The Bishop added that many neighbors have expressed support for the electronic church bells. The neighbors who complained testified that the bells affected their daily routine and held them captive at home.
"Any church in Phoenix that rings bells have got a problem."
Bishop Painter was convicted without any set standard or noise dosimeter readings, just testimony from the upset neighbors.
Sentencing is July 3.