Welcome to Redemption Tucson

We are a local congregation seeking to embody the gospel in all of life in Tucson.

Location

Redemption Tucson
Sunday Services Location
200 E 13th St
Tucson, AZ 85701


Mailing Address
PO Box 2568
Tucson, AZ 85702


(520) 275-2291
davegoffeney@redemptionaz.com



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Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays at 10:00am.

Kid's Ministry is provided for birth - sixth grade.

Leadership

Each Redemption Church congregation is led by a team of local elders and staff. The unified body of Redemption (all congregations) is overseen by a Leadership Team.

Alex Tovar

Elder
About Alex

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and have always loved living in the desert.  I married my best friend and beautiful wife Kristin in 2012, and we have two amazing kids, Calvin and Olivia. One of the things that has been most influential in shaping my walk with Christ has been learning about how the Bible tells the one true story of God. As I learn more and more about who God is and how he calls me to respond to Himself, I am amazed at how every facet of life is transformed by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. From my work and my marriage, to my understanding of issues like social justice and racial reconciliation, the Gospel not only shapes me and calls me to love God and love others, but also to play a part in God’s story of redemption and restoration. It is an honor to be an elder at Redemption Tucson, and to be a part of what God is doing at our church and in our city!

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Andrew Tang

Connections Director
About Andrew

I was born in Phoenix, where I lived until moving to Tucson for my undergraduate. Though raised in a Christian household, my faith was most pointedly tested and shaped during my time at the U of A. This season prompted me to pursue a church internship in Phoenix. While I was away, my love and longing for Tucson grew, leading me to return for the foreseeable future.

There are two primary goals for my role at Redemption Tucson: 1) Serve people by clarifying and encouraging their “next steps”—the various resources we have to help people grow in their relationship with God; 2) Serve our teams by resourcing them with systems and tools to help them work as the unified “Body of Christ.” And in those two goals, I hope to serve the God that has saved me.

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Dave Goffeney

Lead Pastor/Elder
About Dave

In 2002 I married my wife Kyra, a week after college graduation. We have triplets, born in 2007 (Cooper, Ellie, and Paisley), and our exclamation point, Zoe, born in 2010.

I was born in San Diego, CA, the youngest of four boys, and around 6th grade, we moved to Hot Springs, AR.  Amidst a pretty chaotic childhood the Lord used the cultural & geographical whiplash in my life (living between California & Arkansas), to really ground me in my faith and drive me toward His Word.  Just before my Junior Year of High School my mom and I moved to Tucson, AZ. After graduating High School I started school at The University of Arizona, where I studied Philosophy and Religious Studies, with a Spanish minor. While playing rugby and getting plugged into a college ministry, Cru, God instilled in me a deep desire to serve him through intentional, all-of-life ministry, which ultimately led me (back) to Tucson, AZ., to help plant Redemption.

Kyra, our 4 kids, my mom (who we are blessed to have living with us), and our dog, love spending time together, playing at the park, hosting people in our home, playing and watching sports, playing board games, swimming… living life together.

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David Wagner

Outward Focus Director
About David
My childhood was marked by frequent moves, including a stint overseas in the United Arab Emirates, but I still claim Minnesota as home.  However, God had other plans for me, as my family moved to Yuma, Arizona when I was nearing the end of high school, which resulted in my attending the University of Arizona.  It was there that I met my amazing wife Michelle.  Now, after 13 years of marriage, we have three small children and a rather full schedule.

With a busy job and a growing family, I understand the lure of focusing all of our attention inwards at the demands in our own lives, but I am reminded of Hebrews 13:16, which admonishes us to “not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”  As Outward Focused Director, my hope is that the good news of the gospel motivates our community to love and share with others, and to do this in tangible ways and in all facets of our lives–work, play, and even in the mundane.  As a church, we have identified several efforts in particular that we value collectively and for which individuals in our church have taken a lead in addressing. I invite you to explore these specific ministries and consider whether you might want to become involved in them: http://tucson.redemptionaz.com/outward-focus/  Ultimately though, I invite you to respond to the good news of the gospel by loving your neighbor and our city well.

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Jared Carter

Redemption Communities Director
About Jared

I grew up in the church, but really came to know Jesus in my late teens. Since that time, I’ve often served in student ministries as a youth pastor. I met my wife, Trish, in 2005 and we were married a year later. We have three sons, Amador, Simeon and Elias.

In recent years, God’s grown in me a love for the huge role that community plays in the church. As Redemption Community leaders, my wife and I have had a front row seat to the work that God is doing in people’s lives. As Redemption Communities Director, I have the opportunity to provide guidance and support to others who lead Redemption Communities throughout the city.

Our family likes to keep it weird. We’re a bunch of book/movie/music nerds who enjoy having friends over and cooking big meals. We have a dog, a few fish and one unwanted snake.

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Jenny Bell

Redemption Kids Director
About Jenny

My roots with Redemption church began in 2004 as a new Christian in the young adults church body that would later merge to become Redemption Tempe. I served on staff with Cru at my alma mater ASU where I first met Paul, my now husband and best friend at age 19. In a love story only God could write, we were married 8 years later. We continued ministry with Cru on the University of Arizona campus from 2013 to 2016.

When I’m not chasing my young daughter, born to our family February of 2016, I am using my passion for people to develop and lead the families within our church as the children’s director of Redemption Kids. Paul and I can usually be found meandering around the beautiful and quirky city we call home, looking for hole in the wall restaurants, and good deals at flea markets.

 

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Stephen Collins

Pastor of Worship & Discipleship
About Stephen

I have been married to my wife Kelsey since 2012. We have a dog named Griffey, we cheer for Seattle sports, love living downtown, and love exploring our incredible city.

I was born, raised, and went to college in Northern California. Although I grew up in the church, God significantly moved, shaped, and changed me through the college ministry of Cru at Chico State. It was there that I heard that my faith was not built around what I did or did not do for God, but around what God had already done for me in Christ. This Good News of God’s grace changed me, set me free, and altered the trajectory of my life. I felt called to ministry to teach, shape, and tell others about this Good News. I got the opportunity to work for Cru on my campus for 3 years. But the more I worked in a college town with college students, the more it became clear that my wife and I had a particular passion for the city and for the local church.

So in summer of 2013 we moved to Arizona to help plant Redemption Tucson. In my role as the Pastor of Worship & Discipleship, I have the privilege of helping our church truly live “all of life all for Jesus” and connect our Sunday services and our entire lives to the story and mission of God.

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Beliefs & Leadership Structure

REDEMPTION'S MULTI-CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE

Redemption church is multi-congregational in structure. This means that a central governing body provides structure, direction, and support for the ministry of each local congregation. Local congregations, like Redemption Scottsdale, are united and collaborative, but each has its own leadership and is free to contextualize its efforts. Click on the link below to learn more about the overall structure of Redemption.

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REDEMPTION'S BELIEFS AND PRACTICES

We are a non-denominational church with a Reformed view of salvation. We believe that all of life is all for Jesus. We have been saved by grace through faith, which is itself a gift. That gift empowers us to be a transformed people who embody His redemptive power and participate in the renewal of all things.

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REDEMPTION'S OUTWARD FOCUS

We are a sent people. As the church we are not called to turn inward and build our own kingdom. We are called to turn outward and give ourselves to the spread of the Gospel, the establishment of healthy local churches, and the multiplication of disciples. This is a call to invest beyond our church, beyond our tribe, and beyond our generation.

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Community and Global Initiatives

We strongly believe that all members of the body of Christ are sent people, called to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel to the world. Therefore our community and global efforts should never be limited to structured programs. However, in response to the needs in our community, and God's heart for the nations, we do build global partnerships and facilitate opportunities to participate in God's mission of blessing the nations in Christ.

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