Welcome to Redemption Peoria

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

Location

Redemption Peoria
14388 N. 79th Ave Peoria, AZ 85381



peoria@redemptionaz.com



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Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays at 9:00a and 10:45a. Kid's Ministry is provided for birth - fourth 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.

Vincent Clark

Elder
About Vincent

For reasons I’ll never understand, my remarkable wife Diana agreed to marry me in the fall of 2000, and each year that has passed since then has been better than the previous.  God has blessed us with 5 wonderful kids; Acacia, Justus, Lilah, Jadon, and Isaiah.  We are West-Siders through and through and can’t imagine living in any other part of the Valley.

I can’t say I grew up in a Christian home but I was generally aware of who Jesus was. I did however grow up in extremely sports-centered home and athletics dictated almost 100% of where and how we spent our family’s energy and resources.  But in all of God’s sovereignty, sports landed me at a tiny Christian High School in San Diego, and it was there that God revealed himself to me and called me into his presence.  I wish I could say that the subsequent 8 years of my life were filled with humble obedience, serving his people and bringing him glory, but unfortunately, that patch of history was filled with the polar opposite with a ton of my energy being put into shameful behaviors.  But despite my best efforts to push God away, he is faithful!

My entrepreneurial spirit has taken me through several different professions through the years from restaurateur to landscaper, as well much heartache and confusion! Currently, God has me on mission as a Realtor and I’m humbled to serve my clients on a daily basis.

I’m excited to see what God has in store for our congregation and it is my prayer that our corporate efforts as a church accurately reflect the love of our Savior Jesus Christ.

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Jon Demeter

Executive Pastor & Elder
About Jon

I married my best friend Teresa Demeter in the summer of 2000. We have 3 kids: Carson, Logan and Ryhan. Both my wife and I grew up in the West Valley and moved back to the area in 2012.

I grew up in and out of church. During my sophomore year in college is when I really turned a corner in my relationship with the Lord. God catapulted my growth with him through a personal discipleship relationship and a community of people that were passionate about their pursuit of Jesus.

After college, my wife and I joined the ministry staff of Athletes in Action in 2002, where we served college and pro athletes for 15 years.  In 2017, I took a role as the Executive Pastor of Redemption Peoria.

My hope is all who see me, hear me and experience me would catch a glimpse of him who saved me.

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Jim Ellis

Pastor of Counseling and Congregational Care & Elder
About Jim

Jim and his wife, Shirley, have been involved with Redemption for over 2 years. He leads a weekly Redemption Community in their home. Jim serves as Pastor of Counseling and Congregational Care and served as an active duty Navy Chaplain for over 20 years. He viewed his ministry to Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen as an extension of the church.

While on active duty, Jim and Shirley helped plant Providence Evangelical Free Church located in Avon, Ohio. Jim and Shirley have been married for 38 years and have three grown daughters. Chelsea attends Redemption Arcadia and Amanda attends Redemption Peoria. Their oldest daughter Kristin lives in Memphis, TN and attends an awesome church called Highpoint Church.

Jim holds a PhD from Regent University in Organizational Leadership. He has a passion for teaching the Word and working with others on strengthening their marriages and growing in the spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith.

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Josh Miles

Worship Pastor
About Josh

I married April in the fall of 2003, and we were gifted with our daughter, Emma in the spring, over nine years later.  We were blessed with a son, Elijah, in March of ’16.  I love ’em.

I grew up in North Carolina, spending time in and out of church. God called me to himself when I was eleven, and I responded. But, I began to live out a works-based, overly-critical discipline of Christianity, which was the main theme of my church’s teachings. I walked around many years this way, with virtually no real concept of the gospel. God, in his mercy, exposed my blindness toward the end of college. God saved me from my pride in being “good” with the truth of his goodness.

My passion is for Christ and his church. I’m thankful for the opportunities the Lord has given me to serve and shepherd people in worship. My hope is that God would continually form us, his church, to believe him to be more beautiful and believable than anything else that tries to earn our hearts’ affections.

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Sean Myers

Lead Pastor of Redemption Peoria & Elder
About Sean

My beautiful wife Candace and our two boys Corban and Titus and daughters Eve and Anna make up not just my first and foremost responsibility, but also the greatest joy God has given me on this earth.  I was not raised in a Christian home; I never even heard the name of Jesus before high school, outside of the occasional times my dad would mention Him when he was mad.  Growing up with parents who were addicted to drugs seemed to statistically set my path, but God always seems to show Himself big in crazy ways.  After spending a short period of time in a foster home in junior high, God called my name my freshman year in high school and He’s been rockin’ me ever since.

My wife, who I met shortly after I was saved, and I believe God has called us to plant a church.  I currently have the wonderful privilege of being the lead Pastor of Redemption Peoria.

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Summer Wahlstrom

Children's Director
About Summer

I gave my heart to Jesus at a young age, and felt called into ministry in high school.  My husband, Stephen, and I met at our church youth group in Prescott, got married right out of high school, and moved to Austin to be a part of a church plant.  After 10 great years and the birth of two awesome boys (and now a beautiful little girl) we felt led back to Arizona.  I am thankful to be part of an amazing church community in Redemption and excited to be on mission in Peoria.  I have always loved working with kids and look forward to serving the families at Redemption Peoria.

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Christie Beyeler

Guest Services Coordinator
About Christie

I have been married 35 years to my high school sweetheart Bruce. God has blessed us with three sons, two daughter’s in love and three grandsons.

I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was ten. My relationship with Him has grown over the years from savior, redeemer, loving father, and  friend. I’m grateful for God’s love and grace and enjoy serving Him however I can.

The friendliness and welcoming spirit of Redemption Peoria was one of the things that drew us to this church. It is also the reason  I enjoy being a part of the greeting team. As greeters we want to be welcoming while sharing the light and love of Jesus. We want people who come to Redemption, from the moment they walk on campus, to feel like family and be able to enjoy what God has in store for them through worship and the teaching of the Word.

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Marshall Bauer

Youth Director
About Marshall
I grew up all over the midwest in a Christian home. I played the game until my sophomore year of high school when life got real. From that year on, things began to click and change.
Since then, I’ve felt called to ministry. After graduation, I enrolled at Grand Canyon University to study in order to do just that. God, in his goodness and sovereignty, has worked in me in a way that only he can; he has changed me and transformed me. The gospel of Jesus Christ that I cling to is what I want to declare in my life and ministry that he might increase and I might decrease.
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Roshan Amarasinghe

Production Director
About Roshan
I have been blessed with two wonderful boys, Peter and Josiah, whom I love very much.  They are a joy to me and continually teach me about how much God loves us.
When I was very young, my family emigrated from Sri Lanka and I grew up in various places in Southern California. It was when I was in high school that I was introduced to Jesus when my mom started bringing my younger brother and me to a small church in the San Fernando Valley.  This was where I first saw the lives of people being transformed by the love of God and it was there where my eyes were first opened to Him.  Since then, He has continued to shape my character through each experience to the praise of His glory.
Having moved to Arizona a few years ago, God has granted me the blessing of being in community at Redemption as well as the privilege of serving Him alongside other believers.  I look forward to the work the Lord will do in and around the West Valley through the believers He has placed on mission here.
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Tracey Reagan

R|Kids Volunteer Coordinator
About Tracey

I married my best friend, Brian, in our home state at the Jersey shore in the summer of 1997. God blessed us with a family through foster care & adoption. We’ve had the privilege of raising two beautiful children, Casey and Jacob, into young adulthood. We moved to Arizona in 2006, and God has done the miraculous to transform us into the family that He designed.

I was adopted through foster care as an infant and brought into the loving care of faithful Christian parents. I attended a reverent and Christ-devoted, but also works-based, denominational church. I also spent time with family in Virginia who showed me an all-in love like Jesus witness of the gospel. In my early twenties God called me to Himself in my aunt’s small church in a first aid building at the base of Lake Montecello. I will say, though, that my road to thriving in Christ was long, as I held onto guilt and learned to live.

I love being on mission teaching students as a special education resource teacher in Glendale. Our family called Redemption Peoria home in the fall of 2015. Shortly after God opened our home to hosting a Redemption Community in Surprise. It is a blessing to serve the families and volunteers of Redemption Kids.

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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 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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