Location

Redemption Tucson
Saturday Services Location
2435 E 17th St
Tucson, AZ 85719


Mailing Address
PO Box 2568
Tucson, AZ 85702


(520) 340-5566
tucson@redemptionaz.com



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Sunday Services

Join us on Saturdays at 4 or 6 pm at 2435 E 17th St or Sundays at 10:00am on our Youtube Channel

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.

Corrie Byron

Finance Director
About Corrie

When I first met Andrew Byron in 2007 we were 14 and we knew we wanted to marry each other. We finally did marry in 2013 after our sophomore year at the University of Arizona. I studied accounting and received a Bachelors in Business Administration. That first year being married, we lived frugally in a shack near campus where we made some wild memories and truly began our adventure. That’s when we found Redemption Tucson in its earliest stage and have proudly been apart ever since.

I was raised in a Christian home and believed in Christ at a young age. My faith solidified when I was in high school. While reading the book of John I had a profound moment where I realized the love of God is unimaginably huge, the debt of my sin and my need for Him just as large and my view of Jesus increased monumentally.

The current Byron home recipe consists of Andrew and our two girls, Emory (2016) and Raya (2018), a big goofy dog, two fluffy cats and an ever-fluctuating flock of chickens. We love spending high-quality time together, eating at our favorite Tucson restaurants, being silly with the kids, listening to music, roasting coffee, brewing manual coffee, drinking coffee, baking, cozy fires, reading fiction, and pretending to keep the plants alive. I alone love painting, yoga, and concocting laundry suds and natural cleaning solutions for my home.

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Cory Mitchell

Elder
About Cory

In 2013, God led our family from Denver to Tucson so we could work, pray, and serve in this community. While we still miss the grandeur of the mountain vistas in Colorado, we have come to love the abundance of life and subtle beauty that surrounds us in the Sonoran Desert. It is a continual reminder of how God can take what would seem harsh and uninhabitable and bring forth life and beauty. Nothing is more refreshing than the fragrance in the air after a great monsoon rain.

My wife, Mary, and I met in Texas during college and married in 1992. We have two adult children; a son who is recently married, finishing college and preparing for pharmacy school, and a daughter who is finishing college and preparing to move back to Colorado to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. We are excited about what God has in store for them and us as we move into the empty-nester phase of life.

We have both attended and served in various churches throughout our life and have been at Redemption Tucson since 2016. We have a passion for mentoring young couples and those in crisis. We love leading small groups and getting to watch the body of Christ become a family. Local church ministry can be messy, but there is nothing better than seeing people connect with Jesus and come alive in Him.

We believe God is moving in our congregation (and others) and are expectantly believing God to move in the city of Tucson and the surrounding valley as well. It is a blessing to worship among the people of Redemption Tucson.

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Dave Goffeney

Lead Pastor + Elder + Direction Team
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 2012.

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, 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

Elder
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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Denise Nebeker

Direction Team
About Denise

I enjoy walking with folks who face challenging relational issues. I am intrigued by the relationship between Lady Wisdom (Prov. 1-9) and Jesus (Col. 2:3). For this reason, I am passionate about leaders becoming spiritually and emotionally healthy–and wise–in the midst of life’s complexities.

In former days I served in college ministry, then later as a licensed mental health practitioner. Currently my adorable husband Gary and I are leadership coaches serving Christian leaders worldwide. Gary and I enjoy the desert, good books, music, and coffee. We both get energized by “conversations that matter.” We take great pleasure in being members of Redemption Tucson.

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Gary Nebeker

Direction Team
About Gary

I am passionate about helping the Lord’s people develop as spiritually and emotionally healthy leaders. Formerly, I was a university professor, administrator, and pastor. These days my lovely wife Denise and I are leadership coaches serving Christian leaders worldwide. 

In our leisure time Denise and I enjoy travel, good books, music, coffee and the outdoors. We both get energized by “conversations that matter.” It is a joy and an honor to be members of Redemption Tucson, a wonderfully vibrant urban church.

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Jake Wilhelm

Youth Pastor + Direction Team
About Jake

I grew up here in Tucson and then for college left to attend San Diego Christian college where I received my Bachelor’s in History and Philosophy. College was good to me as it’s also where I met my wife Abigail, and were married in 2012. Since then we moved back to Tucson, had three daughters and been a part of Redemption for years. I am currently working towards completing my Master’s at Reformed Theological Seminary.

There are few things better than an early morning bike ride followed by a nice cup of coffee. I love getting together with people and hearing how God is working in their life and helping each other grow more into the image of Christ.
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Jenny Bell

Direction Team
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 2 young 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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Joel Harris

Direction Team
About Joel

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Keith MacMillan

Pastoral Resident + Direction Team
About Keith

I’m originally from Sacramento, CA, where I met my wife Desyré in High School. We both attended the University of California, Davis for college, where we got involved in the ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). After getting married in the Spring of 2010 and graduating, we began full-time work in vocational ministry on the staff of Cru. In the 11 years of working with College students, we had the privilege to serve together at UC Davis (2.5 years), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa, 1 year), Arizona State University (4 years) and the wider Metro Phoenix Area (3.5 years).  In our time in Tempe, we had 3 sons.

We both felt the Lord calling us toward ministry in the Local Church context through our time with Cru, and after serving as a Resident at the Tempe campus of Redemption (2018-2020) we moved to Tucson where I will continue as a Pastoral Resident working full-time in the Local Church setting.

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Kyra Goffeney

Women's Ministry Director + Direction Team
About Kyra

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Marcus Doe

Pastor + Elder + Direction Team
About Marcus

Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Marcus came to the US as a refugee in 1993. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Marcus is married to Annie and they have two girls; Lue and Rose.

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Rachel Hartke

Redemption Kids Director + Direction Team
About Rachel

I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I grew up attending the church that is now Redemption Gilbert. I moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona where I studied Art History and Business. After college, I married my best friend, Nate in 2007. Throughout college, we came to love Tucson and decided to stay and raise our family. We now have three energetic kids, Micah, Madelyn, and Benjamin. Our family activities include soccer, desert walks, and board games. My favorite things to do are read, drink coffee, and cook.

My walk with God started in childhood and was greatly shaped by the church I was raised in. It was there that I developed a love for Jesus and the Bible. In college, my faith was grown and stretched as it really became my own. I was part of the Navigators and a local church and through those ministries learned about a deeper joy that comes from knowing God and living that out every day.

My involvement with kids ministry started early on when in high school I served on my church’s childcare team. It continued throughout my young adult life serving in various capacities at church. What excites me the most about this role is partnering with families as they introduce their children to the Gospel and to lay the foundations for knowing and loving the Bible.

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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 Tucson, 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.