Welcome

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

Location

Redemption West Mesa
1818 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204


(480) 243-7154
westmesa@redemptionaz.com



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Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays at 10:30a Bilingual.
Kid's Ministry is provided for birth - eighth grade.

Únase a nosotros los domingos a las 10:30a Bilingüe.
Tenemos Ministerio de Niños desde bebes hasta octavo grado.

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.

Cada Iglesia congregación de Redemption está dirigido por un equipo de ancianos y personal local. El cuerpo unificado de la Redemption (todas las congregaciones) es supervisado por un equipo de liderazgo.

Jeff Hutt

Elder
About Jeff

My wife Melanie and I moved to Arizona from Colorado in the fall of 2008 to be closer to our aging parents. We served in urban ministry with our previous church in east Denver.

We were referred to East Valley Bible Church (now Redemption Church) through a former pastor and became connected to community ministry there. We began serving in the West Mesa area with Pastors Chris and Josue at the Broadway Corridor Center. Our early bible studies and core groups continued to grow and expand into Redemption West Mesa. I grew up with a Catholic background and my wife grew up Baptist.

I had knowledge of Jesus as a historical figure but did not have a saving relationship with Him. I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior thru the tragic death of my wife’s brother. We attended his funeral in Georgia. Even though it was a very sad time for my wife’s family, the pastor of his church gave a gospel message that made me realize the need for Jesus in my life. That night, I confessed my sinfulness and asked Jesus for forgiveness, and that it was my desire to follow him. My life radically changed from that point on.

We have been blessed with three older sons and one teenage daughter. We now have two wonderful daughters-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. It is our desire to continue to serve The Lord and share the good news about Jesus Christ in our community.

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Josue Lopez

Elder / Lead Pastor of Redemption West Mesa
About Josue

I was born in Hermosillo, Mexico and raised in a Christian home. I got my degree in Business Administration from the University of Sonora. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Mayra. I have two kids: Misael, born in September 2002, and Michelle, born in February 2007. For nine years I was leading worship at my church in Mexico. In late 2004, the Lord brought us to America to minister in the Latino community, working for Redemption Church Gilbert (formerly East Valley Bible Church). In 2010 we moved to the city of Mesa to work in the El Puente Community Center (formerly Broadway Corridor)  and to lead the worship in the new church plant, Redemption West Mesa.

Nací en Hermosillo, México y crecí en un hogar cristiano. Obtuve mi licenciatura en Administración de Empresas en la Universidad de Sonora. He estado casada con el amor de mi vida, Mayra. Tengo dos hijos: Misael, nacido en septiembre de 2002, y Michelle, nacidos en febrero de 2007. Durante nueve años dirigí la alabanza en mi iglesia en México. A finales de 2004, el Señor nos trajo a América para ministrar en la comunidad latina, que trabaje para la Iglesia Redemption Gilbert (anteriormente East Valley Bible Church). En 2010 nos trasladamos a la ciudad de Mesa para trabajar en el Centro Comunitario de El Puente (antes Broadway Corridor) y para dirigir la alabanza y los ministerios de comunidad en la nueva Iglesia plantada de Redemption West Mesa.

 

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Chris Amaro

Elder / Lead Pastor of Redemption West Mesa
About Chris

My primary role is to lead Redemption Church West Mesa. I am trying to build the church from the ground up by the power of Jesus who builds his Church. My primary task is to equip the church for works of service. This means I am trying to keep people on mission, proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, & living for God’s glory. I am responsible for the organization of the church, communication, budget, Sunday Worship, Redemption Communities, etc. I am also the primary preaching pastor.

I was born & raised in Arizona, I am the oldest of 11 siblings, and grew up relatively unchurched. I had brief experiences in church growing up & even believe in a god but didn’t know Jesus. Growing up I never heard of grace all I heard was what you had to do & how if you screw up you are a back-slider, because of this I thought that you had to clean yourself up to work your way to heaven. I wanted nothing to do with this as I got into my teen years. I wanted to have fun and worry about the religious stuff later.

My freshman year in High School I was invited to Young Life & attended their Summer camp in northern California called Woodleaf. It was there that I first heard that Jesus loved sinners & wanted to have a relationship with me. It was June of 1996 after the camp speaker told us how Jesus died on the cross for our sins that Jesus changed my heart. I remember praying “I don’t know what this means Jesus, all I know is I want to follow you.”

I have been married for 5 years now to my amazing wife Ruthie Amaro. We met at Young Life camp & were engaged after 4 months of dating, and married 3 months after that! I have 3 daughters Olivia who is 4yrs old, Sophia who is 2yrs old, and Newborn Emilia who was born on December 24th, 2012.

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Eric Overtoom

Deacon
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Francisco Espinoza

Deacon
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Kris Overtoom

Deacon
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Rachel Gonzalez

Deacon & R/KIDS Director
About Rachel

I am a born again Christian who was raised on the mission field. I was raised in Mexico and found Christ at an early age. I went to Bethel College in Indiana and moved to Arizona in 2010.

I found Redemption West Mesa in 2014 and have been part of the Children’s Ministry here ever since. Since becoming Children’s Ministry Director, I have been blessed to coordinate volunteers, Sunday School, and many other programs. I am always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to grow and better our ministry.

My desire is to continue growing in my faith through growing the Children’s Ministry at West Mesa. Let’s praise God by teaching the next generation about HIM!

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Saul Guerrero

Deacon / Worship Leader
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Yuri Espinoza

Deacon
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Josh Smith

Deacon
About Josh

I met my wife Maggie at Redemption West Mesa – where else? And started to get to know each other at our church’s first annual Labor Day retreat in Sedona. We were married in April 2015 and have a beautiful daughter, Eva.

Jesus saved me when I was about eight years old, but didn’t really know what it meant to follow Him until I was an adult. Jesus truly changed my life when He was all I had left and I finally began to seek Him.

The thing I love most about Redemption West Mesa is how deep the sense of community is. Everyone truly knows and loves everyone else, and there are so many ways that the church loves its neighbors in the surrounding community.

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Joe Munson

Deacon / Worship Leader
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On Being a Local Congregation of Redemption Church

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 West Mesa, 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.