Bob Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor

Dr. Bob and Carolyn Sawvelle are the founding and Senior Pastors of Passion Church. Bob functions as the primary teaching pastor, oversees curriculum and course development, leadership training, and church business affairs. Bob has Doctorate (DMin) and Master (ThM) degrees in Ministry and Theology and is ordained with Global Awakening ministries led by Dr. Randy Clark. His doctoral dissertation focused upon the validity of Christian healing ministry as it relates to evangelism and church growth.

His newest book, Our Eyes Are on You: Principles to Prevail in Faith and Prayer, is available from Amazon.  He has written two books on healing ministry, Receive Your Miracle Now and A Case for Healing Today, and an encouraging book on living an extraordinary life, Fulfill Your Dreams: Seize the Day and Be Extraordinary, which can also be found on Amazon. To read Bob’s weekly blog articles and learn more about the books that he has written, visit

In addition to his pastoral duties and writing, Bob is a DMin doctoral mentor for the Randy Clark Scholars cohort at United Theological Seminary (UTS). He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching masters level classes in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting with the Global Awakening Theological Seminary (GATS), and he is an online course facilitator for Global Awakening’s Christian Healing Certification Program (CHCP)  and Christian Prophetic Certification Program (CPCP).

Carolyn Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor

Dr. Bob and Carolyn Sawvelle are the founding and Senior Pastors at Passion Church. Carolyn functions in several key roles in the church, overseeing the church office staff and functions, Life Group ministries, and assisting in leadership development. She also provides pastoral oversight for the marriage and family, inner healing, prophetic, youth and children, altar team, and prayer ministries at Passion Church. She is ordained with Global Awakening Ministries and has extensive training in prayer and intercession, the prophetic, healing, inner healing, and leadership. She has an AS degree in Computer Science. Carolyn loves spending time with Bob, family, and her Passion family.

Carolyn Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Worship Director

Leesa Haney is our Worship Team Leader, and she has been serving in the Worship ministry for many years. Her passion is creating a worship atmosphere in which people can truly encounter Jesus and Jesus can be glorified. As she leads our congregation in worship, she helps us step into our authority in Jesus to shift the atmosphere and bring breakthrough. Additionally, Leesa works in the church office as an administrative assistant. She and her husband, Charles have been married 27 years and thrive on creating community around them.

Carolyn Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Media & VIDEO Production Director

Charles Haney is an Elder at Passion Church and has been a church leader for more than 25 years. Charles is a retired Army Veteran, with a Bachelors in Film and Television Production. He has a passion for building into his team a passion for excellence in both live stream video broadcast as well as edited video content available for on demand use. Charles has a heart to also help others with technology issues, often volunteering time as a ministry. Charles and his wife Leesa of 27 years, have three adult children and three teenage children at home. They both love singing, drama and media as a form of outreach.

Carolyn Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Youth Leaders

Justin and Eleshia Sullivan are the youth leaders of Passion Church. Justin serves on the Outreach Ministry and is a part of the Men’s Ministry while Eleshia serves on the media ministry and is involved in the Women’s Ministry as well. Justin and Eleshia were both raised up in the faith. Justin served with 3C Campus Ministry in College as a Student Evangelist and Greeter.Eleshia also served as a liturgical dancer, ministered in choir, participated in Young Life in high school and led a Women’s small group in college. Their mission and passion is to provide youth with a relatable, inspirational, and empowering environment that will help nurture and enhance their relationship with God, themselves, and others. They are recent graduates of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Justin earned a BS in Computer Science and currently works as a product test engineer. Eleshia has a BS in Exercise Science, is an entrepreneur and is currently a stay at home mom to their one year old son named Jace.

Carolyn Sawvelle - Passion Church Tucson Arizona Senior Pastor
Children Director 
Vicki Saxon is the Childrens Ministry Leader at Passion Church. She strongly believes that children are a Blessing from God and our Nursery,  Jr and World Changers and Youth group are our next generation of Godly Warriors for Christ. Her goal is to have teachers and helpers teach Bible basics and biblical truths and students to have fun doing so!
She worked for Tucson Association for Childcare in the after-school program for Tucson.  She worked as a substitute leader, an assistant leader and promoted to Recreation Director for Booth-Fickett grades K-8.
She earned certification in the Toastmaster program at the VA Medical Center where she worked. She attended Pima Community College where she earned Certifications and an Associates in Business Management.
She and her husband, Randy, Have been together 31 years. They have three married daughters, 2 granddaughters and a grandson. She loves sketching, sewing and has a love of animals. She loves spending time with her own family and her Passion Church family.