Loving Jesus
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Discover Passion Church

Loving Jesus
Building Families
Growing Together

Discover Passion Church

Who We Are

Passion Church is a non-denominational charismatic church in Tucson, Arizona. Our vision is to be a place where people just like you can follow Jesus and have life-changing experiences with the Holy Spirit. We welcome all, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

Passion is a spirit-filled charismatic church that trains and equips to carry the love of God outside the walls of the church and to demonstrate Christ's Kingdom through our daily lives. We have a heart for the poor and disadvantaged, and minister weekly to those needing food and prayer ministry. We are also missions-minded, starting here in Tucson, but reaching out to the world. We believe we have a strategic call and placement in Tucson, and that we are destined to help bring transformation to Tucson and beyond.

Passion Church is part of the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening, directed by Dr. Randy Clark (www.globalawakening.com) and the Revival Alliance Network led by Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, John Arnott, Rolland and Heidi Baker, and others.

What To Expect

At Passion Church, friendly people will greet you as you walk in. We want you to feel welcomed and accepted, no matter what your circumstances of life may be. Our dress is casual—We are excited that you are with us and want you to be more focused on the service than on what you're wearing! Ushers are available throughout the building, and they would love to help you with whatever you may need.

Our 10:30am Sunday celebration service combines engaging worship, genuine fellowship, and relevant Kingdom teaching in a loving, life-giving atmosphere. Our music is passion-filled, energetic, and expressive. Our worship is our response to God as we declare and exalt Him simply for who He is, His character and worthiness. This is a time for you to communicate with God and experience His presence in your life.

After worship, announcements, and our tithes and offerings (church members support the operations of Passion Church with their regular financial giving), our children are released for age-appropriate classes.

This is followed by powerful and practical teaching of God's Word. We seek to know Him better as we study His Word and apply it to our daily lives. He speaks to us today through His Word for it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12)!

Service is dismissed around 12:00pm. Our altar ministry team is available after each service to pray for the sick and other individual needs. You are also welcome to join us for pre-service prayer from 10:00 to 10:20am in the youth facility.

Church Staff

  • Bob Sawvelle

    Bob Sawvelle

    Bob Sawvelle

    Senior Pastor

    Bob and Carolyn 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, Fulfill Your Dreams: Seize the Day and Be Extraordinary, is available from Amazon.com. He has written two books on healing ministry, Receive Your Miracle Now, and A Case for Healing Today which can also be found on Amazon. Bob writes weekly blog articles that can be found at BobSawvelle.com.

    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

    Carolyn Sawvelle

    Carolyn Sawvelle

    Senior Pastor

    Bob and Carolyn 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.

  • Glenn Wristen

    Glenn Wristen

    Glenn Wristen

    Worship Pastor

    Glenn serves as assistant pastor and worship pastor, with a variety of pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and leads a Passion Church Life Group. Originally from Canada, he has many years’ experience with church leadership and worship, having served on other worship teams and in various other leadership roles. Glenn has BA Admin and MAED degrees and is an ordained minister. Along with his wife, Moira, Glenn is also an elder at Passion Church. Their heart is to see people saved, healed, and delivered through God’s amazing love and power. After work you’ll probably find Glenn in his garage thinking up some new project to create.

  • Jason Anderson

    Jason Anderson

    Jason Anderson

    Operations Manager

    As operations manager, Jason is involved with many of the day-to-day operations at Passion Church. He manages services, conferences, writes curriculum, oversees live stream and media development, and assists with leadership development, office oversight, and leads a Life Group. Along with many years’ experience in organizational management, Jason holds an MAED (curriculum development), BA (communications), AS (Hebrew), and an AAS in communication technology. At home, you can find him spending quality time with his wife Catherine, hanging out with his three grown children, or studying for his Master’s in Divinity.

  • Karen Pierson

    Karen Pierson

    Karen Pierson

    Administrative Assistant

    Karen is the Passion Church Administrative Assistant. She contacts new visitors each week and performs a variety of activities in the church office. Karen leads the Passion Children's Ministry (nursery through 5th grade). She, with her husband Ron, lead a Life Group in their home. Karen has a BS in Family and Home Economics with an emphasis on early childhood education. She also graduated from the Living Word School of Ministry with extensive training in intercession and the prophetic ministry. Karen relishes every opportunity to pray for others, and to minister to families for healing and restoration. Karen and her husband, Ron, love spending time with family and their grandchildren.

  • Hannah Goswick

    Hannah Goswick

    Hannah Goswick

    Youth Director

    Hannah is the Passion youth director. She grew up at Passion and has a unique love and commitment to the people who call Passion their home. Hannah earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona with an emphasis on marriage and family. As youth director, Hannah oversees Passion youth meetings, events and trips, and interacts with Passion parents and teens. She also assists with the development of the marriage and family ministry, and co-leads the Young Adult Connect group. Hannah is dedicated to seeing families and youth passionately following Jesus. When Hannah isn’t working, you can find her hanging out with her husband Tyler, loving on their animals, and taking care of too many indoor plants.

  • Danielle Baethge

    Danielle Baethge

    Danielle Baethge

    Social Media

    Danielle is the social media and blog manager for Passion Church and for Pastor Bob’s website, BobSawvelle.com. Danielle and her husband Randy lead a Life Group in their home. She holds a degree in Marketing from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Danielle loves serving in the nursery and with the worship and dance teams here at Passion. In her spare time, she is a homeschooling mother of four as well as a small business owner… Pass the coffee, please!

  • Samuel Anderson

    Samuel Anderson

    Samuel Anderson

    Office Assistant

    Samuel is our Passion office assistant. He assists with many ministry tasks including prepping the church building for Sunday morning, updating the church database, preparing Sunday announcements, e-newsletters, etc. Samuel also creates, edits, and uploads videos for the Passion website and our YouTube page. When he’s not at Passion, you’ll find him at home curled up with one of his cats drawing or reading a good book.

  • Randy Baethge

    Randy Baethge

    Randy Baethge

    Service Facilitator

    Randy and his family came to Passion in 2012. With a heart for serving others, he is the head of First Touch Ministries, which encompasses several different outreaches here at Passion, including the usher and greeter ministry. Randy and his wife Danielle also lead a Passion Life Group. Randy has a degree in criminal justice and a background in law enforcement. Randy loves God, family, America... and bacon.

  • Volunteer Leaders

    Volunteer Leaders

    Volunteer Leaders

    Passion also has many dedicated volunteer leaders ready to serve you when you visit! Randy and the church staff are happy to show you around and help connect you with Life Group leaders and other leaders in the church.

Bob Sawvelle

Bob Sawvelle

Senior Pastor

Bob and Carolyn 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, Fulfill Your Dreams: Seize the Day and Be Extraordinary, is available from Amazon.com. He has written two books on healing ministry, Receive Your Miracle Now, and A Case for Healing Today which can also be found on Amazon. Bob writes weekly blog articles that can be found at BobSawvelle.com.

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

Carolyn Sawvelle

Senior Pastor

Bob and Carolyn 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.

Glenn Wristen

Glenn Wristen

Worship Pastor

Glenn serves as assistant pastor and worship pastor, with a variety of pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and leads a Passion Church Life Group. Originally from Canada, he has many years’ experience with church leadership and worship, having served on other worship teams and in various other leadership roles. Glenn has BA Admin and MAED degrees and is an ordained minister. Along with his wife, Moira, Glenn is also an elder at Passion Church. Their heart is to see people saved, healed, and delivered through God’s amazing love and power. After work you’ll probably find Glenn in his garage thinking up some new project to create.

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Operations Manager

As operations manager, Jason is involved with many of the day-to-day operations at Passion Church. He manages services, conferences, writes curriculum, oversees live stream and media development, and assists with leadership development, office oversight, and leads a Life Group. Along with many years’ experience in organizational management, Jason holds an MAED (curriculum development), BA (communications), AS (Hebrew), and an AAS in communication technology. At home, you can find him spending quality time with his wife Catherine, hanging out with his three grown children, or studying for his Master’s in Divinity.

Karen Pierson

Karen Pierson

Administrative Assistant

Karen is the Passion Church Administrative Assistant. She contacts new visitors each week and performs a variety of activities in the church office. Karen leads the Passion Children's Ministry (nursery through 5th grade). She, with her husband Ron, lead a Life Group in their home. Karen has a BS in Family and Home Economics with an emphasis on early childhood education. She also graduated from the Living Word School of Ministry with extensive training in intercession and the prophetic ministry. Karen relishes every opportunity to pray for others, and to minister to families for healing and restoration. Karen and her husband, Ron, love spending time with family and their grandchildren.

Hannah Goswick

Hannah Goswick

Youth Director

Hannah is the Passion youth director. She grew up at Passion and has a unique love and commitment to the people who call Passion their home. Hannah earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona with an emphasis on marriage and family. As youth director, Hannah oversees Passion youth meetings, events and trips, and interacts with Passion parents and teens. She also assists with the development of the marriage and family ministry, and co-leads the Young Adult Connect group. Hannah is dedicated to seeing families and youth passionately following Jesus. When Hannah isn’t working, you can find her hanging out with her husband Tyler, loving on their animals, and taking care of too many indoor plants.

Danielle Baethge

Danielle Baethge

Social Media

Danielle is the social media and blog manager for Passion Church and for Pastor Bob’s website, BobSawvelle.com. Danielle and her husband Randy lead a Life Group in their home. She holds a degree in Marketing from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Danielle loves serving in the nursery and with the worship and dance teams here at Passion. In her spare time, she is a homeschooling mother of four as well as a small business owner… Pass the coffee, please!

Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson

Office Assistant

Samuel is our Passion office assistant. He assists with many ministry tasks including prepping the church building for Sunday morning, updating the church database, preparing Sunday announcements, e-newsletters, etc. Samuel also creates, edits, and uploads videos for the Passion website and our YouTube page. When he’s not at Passion, you’ll find him at home curled up with one of his cats drawing or reading a good book.

Randy Baethge

Randy Baethge

Service Facilitator

Randy and his family came to Passion in 2012. With a heart for serving others, he is the head of First Touch Ministries, which encompasses several different outreaches here at Passion, including the usher and greeter ministry. Randy and his wife Danielle also lead a Passion Life Group. Randy has a degree in criminal justice and a background in law enforcement. Randy loves God, family, America... and bacon.

Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer Leaders

Passion also has many dedicated volunteer leaders ready to serve you when you visit! Randy and the church staff are happy to show you around and help connect you with Life Group leaders and other leaders in the church.

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