LEADERSHIP

PASTORAL TEAM

Daniel Savage – Worship Arts Pastor

Daniel’s Story

Daniel accepted the call to ministry while attending the University of Arkansas in 2004. He began his ministry as Worship Pastor at FBC Westwego in January of 2007. It was during his first semester at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary that he started understanding the huge need for churches to be planted in “frontier” regions. He knew that at some point, God would lead him to be involved in taking the gospel to one of these unreached areas. Daniel has been part of the pastoral team at Redemption Church since 2015.

Other Info

  • B.A. in Communication from University of Arkansas
  • M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Born and raised in Fayetteville, AR
  • Daniel is married to Janna and they have two sons: Sawyer and Hudson.
  • Hobbies: Playing music, photography, hiking, biking, hunting, Razorback Sports, traveling, roasting coffee

Nick Erickson – Leadership Pastor

 

Nick’s Story

Nick has been confident in his relationship with Christ for a long time, and during college God made it clear to him that he wanted him to serve in full time ministry. Nick has been in full time ministry for the past 16 years and has considered himself blessed to serve God in that capacity. Before coming to Utah, the Ericksons lived in S.C. serving two different churches. Nick has been a part of the pastoral team at Redemption Church since 2016. 

Other Info

  • B.S. in Youth Ministry from Huntington University
  • M.Div from Southeastern Theological Seminary (in progress)
  • From Bradley, IL
  • Nick Is married to Jenny and they have three kids: Emma, Paige, and Ryan
  • Hobbies: Notre Dame Football, golf, hiking, eating good food and spending time with my family.

Tim lewis – equipping pastor

 

Tim’s Story

Tim and his wife, Jessica, have been involved in pastoral ministry since 1995.  In the late 1990’s they began to sense that God was leading them to Utah, and they moved to Ogden in the spring of 2000.  For 19 years Tim served as the founding pastor of Summit Church in Ogden until God opened the doors for Summit and Redemption Church to join together in the spring of 2019.  Tim serves on staff at Redemption part-time, and he is also employed as a supervisor at Weber Area 911 And Emergency Services District. 

Other Info

  • B.A. in Theology from Welch College in Tennessee.

  • From Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Married to Jessica with five kids: Ashton, Logan, Miley, Cameron, Levi

  • Hobbies: Backpacking, reading, studying apologetics, fishing.

Bobby Wood – Teaching Pastor

    Bobby’s Story

    In the summer of 2004, Bobby had a great experience in Burley, Idaho working at a local church. God showed him that his priorities in life were centered around his own achievement rather than God’s desires. He realized then that he wanted to spend the rest of his life pointing people to Jesus.

    After finishing up seminary in New Orleans in 2009, God called Bobby and Lindsay to serve as youth pastor at Mountain View Baptist Church in Layton, Utah. It was during his time there that God started giving him a vision for Redemption Church. Along with his family and a small core team, Bobby started Redemption Church in 2013. The Woods love the uniqueness of Ogden and Weber State University.

    In 2016, Bobby transitioned out of his roll as a full-time pastor at Redemption and into a full-time roll as the Send City Missionary for Salt Lake City. He serves with the North American Mission Board in this capacity as he helps guide and direct church plants and church planters in Utah. Bobby is a lay pastor at Redemption and still preaches several times a month on Sunday mornings.

     

    Other Info

    • B.A. in Political Science from University of South Carolina
    • M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    • From Summerville, SC
    • Bobby is married to Lindsay and they have four kids: Gia, Trey, Joey and Caroline.
    • Hobbies: South Carolina Gamecock fan, hiking, talking theology, ultimate frisbee, and spending time with my family.

    Robbie Tschorn – Pastoral resident

     

    Robbie’s Story

    Robbie and his wife Meg moved from South Carolina to Utah in the Fall of 2018. He was previously the Associate Pastor at Doorway Baptist Church in Charleston, SC and is a graduate of Charleston Southern University. Robbie is excited to learn about ministry in a unique context. His passions include music and discipleship. Robbie is a great asset to the pastoral team at Redemption and we are excited to have him with us!

    Other Info

    • B.A. in Music from Charleston Southern University
    • From Sumter, SC
    • Robbie is married to Meg
    • Hobbies: Music, hiking

    Ministry Directors

     

    Debbie sewell – Women’s ministry Director

     

    Debbie’s Story

    Debbie joined the leadership team at Redemption in the summer of 2019. She has a passion for connecting women to each other and also to the greater church body through serving, discipleship, and hands on ministry. Originally from the Boise, Idaho area, Debbie is married to Steve and they have four daughters and five grandkids.

    Other Info

    • From Boise, Idaho
    • Debbie is married to Steve
    • Hobbies: Anything to do with the mountains or the ocean, hiking, baking, spending time with family, reading