Loving Jesus
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Discover Passion Church

Loving Jesus
Building Families
Growing Together

Discover Passion Church

Who We Are

Passion Church is 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 want you to know, regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here!

Passion is a spirit-filled church that equips people 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 want to see individuals and families restored. We believe we have a strategic placement in Tucson and that we are called to help bring transformation to our city and world.

What To Expect

At Passion Church, friendly people will greet you as you walk in. We want you to feel welcomed and accepted! 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 service combines engaging worship, genuine fellowship, and relevant Kingdom teaching. Our music is passion-filled, energetic, and expressive. We believe 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 and announcements and offerings, 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 typically ends around 12:00pm. Our altar ministry team is available after each service to pray for you!

In the lobby you will find our LifeGroups Map with a list of life groups of various topics. We’d love to help you get info so you can find a lifegroup where you can get connected!

You are also welcome to join us for pre-service prayer from 10:00 to 10:20am in the youth facility (the smaller brick sanctuary).

Church Staff

  • Dr. Bob Sawvelle

    Dr. Bob Sawvelle

    Dr. Bob Sawvelle

    Senior Pastor

    Dr. 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, 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. 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

    Dr. 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.

  • Sam Trexler

    Sam Trexler

    Sam Trexler

    Assistant Pastor

    Sam is an assistant pastor at Passion Church. Sam earned a BS in Astronomy and spent his career in the software industry. Sam and his wife, Margith, have been walking together with the Lord since college, raising four kids in Southern California. In the 1980s they were introduced to healing ministry under John Wimber and went on to become directors of two healing rooms. In 2005 they moved to Green Valley, becoming directors of the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms in 2007. After retiring from the software industry in 2019, Sam was ordained and joined the staff of Passion Church. He oversees the altar team, the FoodBox ministry, and is developing the Passion inner healing ministry, while he and Margith continue to direct the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms. They also lead a Life Group in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area. Sam and Margith love to see people healed in body, soul, and spirit, and set into their destiny and purpose in Christ. When not at church, he enjoys getting out his telescope under the stars or off-roading with his wife.

  • Hannah

    Hannah

    Hannah

    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 and events, and interacts with Passion parents and teens. She also administers the social media department and assists with the development of the marriage and family ministry. Husband, Tyler, is a leader in the First Touch ministry and assists with the youth. When they aren’t working, you will find them loving on their new baby!

  • Brittany

    Brittany

    Brittany

    Children's Ministry Director

    Brittany is Passion’s children’s ministry director overseeing nursery age through fifth grade classes. She leads the volunteer team, selects and implements the curriculum, and loves on all the Passion parents and children. Brittany and her husband, Josh, are also Life Group leaders. Brittany has many years of ministry experience, including time as Youth Pastor, then Assistant Pastor alongside her husband in her father-in-law’s church. Josh also volunteers as the leader of the Passion Young Adult Connect group. As a mother of three, Brittany’s heart is for all children to develop a deep, genuine, and eternal heart after God. At home, you can find Brittany surrounded by family, pets, and plants!

  • Danielle

    Danielle

    Danielle

    Social Media

    Danielle is the social media and blog manager for Pastor Bob’s website, BobSawvelle.com, and assists with management of the Passion Church social media sites. She, along with her husband Randy, leads 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!

  • Randy

    Randy

    Randy

    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.

Dr. Bob Sawvelle

Dr. Bob Sawvelle

Senior Pastor

Dr. 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, 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. 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

Dr. 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.

Sam Trexler

Sam Trexler

Assistant Pastor

Sam is an assistant pastor at Passion Church. Sam earned a BS in Astronomy and spent his career in the software industry. Sam and his wife, Margith, have been walking together with the Lord since college, raising four kids in Southern California. In the 1980s they were introduced to healing ministry under John Wimber and went on to become directors of two healing rooms. In 2005 they moved to Green Valley, becoming directors of the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms in 2007. After retiring from the software industry in 2019, Sam was ordained and joined the staff of Passion Church. He oversees the altar team, the FoodBox ministry, and is developing the Passion inner healing ministry, while he and Margith continue to direct the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms. They also lead a Life Group in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area. Sam and Margith love to see people healed in body, soul, and spirit, and set into their destiny and purpose in Christ. When not at church, he enjoys getting out his telescope under the stars or off-roading with his wife.

Hannah

Hannah

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 and events, and interacts with Passion parents and teens. She also administers the social media department and assists with the development of the marriage and family ministry. Husband, Tyler, is a leader in the First Touch ministry and assists with the youth. When they aren’t working, you will find them loving on their new baby!

Brittany

Brittany

Children's Ministry Director

Brittany is Passion’s children’s ministry director overseeing nursery age through fifth grade classes. She leads the volunteer team, selects and implements the curriculum, and loves on all the Passion parents and children. Brittany and her husband, Josh, are also Life Group leaders. Brittany has many years of ministry experience, including time as Youth Pastor, then Assistant Pastor alongside her husband in her father-in-law’s church. Josh also volunteers as the leader of the Passion Young Adult Connect group. As a mother of three, Brittany’s heart is for all children to develop a deep, genuine, and eternal heart after God. At home, you can find Brittany surrounded by family, pets, and plants!

Danielle

Danielle

Social Media

Danielle is the social media and blog manager for Pastor Bob’s website, BobSawvelle.com, and assists with management of the Passion Church social media sites. She, along with her husband Randy, leads 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!

Randy

Randy

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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