About

Mission Church is in Tucson’s Arroyo Chico Neighborhood, just east of downtown and just south of the University of Arizona.

Mission Church is a community minded Christian church that intentionally adheres to the historic Christian faith and gospel while engaging with people of different viewpoints, the neighborhoods and city we live and work within, and those who have been hurt by the church. Worship is held on Sunday evenings at 4:30pm and dinner is served afterward. Show up the way you’d show up to grab dinner with friends here in Tucson, that’s what the rest of us do.

Learn more about the Arroyo Chico Neighborhood Mural

Check out our Mission Church Tour

Remember Copper Country Antiques??

To attend — No Prerequisite

Our sincere desire is that all feel welcome to attend Mission Church, and there is no prerequisite of faith or appearance.

To fully participate — Apostle’s Creed

We ask that those who attend and desire to partake of the Lord’s Supper and so affirm the Christian faith, agree with us in the simple doctrines of the Apostles Creed. This Creed was not produced by the apostles themselves, but it is an excellent summary of their teachings and an accurate description of the doctrine of the early Church. It is dated no later than the fourth century in its present form. 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

To be a member – Gospel Coalition Statement

To lead – Historic Confession

Baptism at Mission 

Our Values – MissionDepthCreativityCommunityGospel


 

When We Gather

Sunday Night at Mission Church

Sunday Gathering

 

Sunday night service – 4:30pm to 6:15pm (community meal afterward). Coffee and Conversation (before church), Worship, Teaching through the Bible, and the Lord’s Supper. Followed by a community meal.

Sunday Kids Lesson

 

Nursery Available for ages 0-2 Kids Lesson Available for ages 3-7

We love having kids around! We also believe that kids are shaped in their faith by their families and the people of the church, and we don’t want to section them off from participating in worship with the rest of us. That said, we know that it can be tough for adults to tune in to the sermon while helping their child stay focused. We are totally supportive of families who desire to keep their kids by their side, but we also provide a kids lesson during the bulk of the service for those who would prefer that.

Please arrive a little early and look for one of our kids workers just inside the front door with an iPad, and they’ll get your kids checked in and ready to enter the rooms after the music. For more info contact John – john@missionchurchtucson.com

 

Small Groups

 

Many people at Mission are in small groups that meet in homes throughout the week. These groups spend time catching up and checking in, in prayer, and in a short study from the Bible or a Christian book. To get into a small group, inquire at a church service or to admin@missionchurchtucson.com and we’ll introduce you to a leader near you.

Youth Small Group – We also now have a small group of middle school students that meets on Saturday evenings in a home. Email john@missionchurchtucson.com for more info.

 


Community and Faith Partnerships

A beautiful Tucson Sunset behind Mission Church.

The Gospel Coalition

Arizona Regional Chapter

 

The Surge Network

Surge School

Surge Lunches and Seminars

Missional Training Center

 

Resonate Global Mission / Christian Reformed Church

Local / Global Missionary Initiatives

Classis AZ

Christian Reformed Church

 

Infuse

Infuse Tucson Website

 

Sunshine Mile Business Association

Association Website

 

People Sent by Mission for Funded Ministry

Bridget Gee – InterVarsity 

John Brewer – Republic of Georgia

Sam and Alyx Burns – Mission Aviation 

Morgan Warlick – Beauty From Ashes – Ministry to Abused Women in Utah

 


Leadership

Joe Pagac’s mural on the wall of Bookman’s on Grant and Campbell in Tucson, AZ. (torn down) Photo by Andy Littleton
  • Andy Littleton
    Pastor – Local Focus
    andy@missionchurchtucson.com

    Andy has lived in Tucson most of his life and has been in ministry since he was 18 years old. He’s worked and studied in many diverse ministry contexts throughout the years. Andy works for Mission primarily, though he co-owns a retail store called MESA in Tucson and sits on the board of the Sunshine Mile Business Association. He is married to Michaela, a nurse, musician, and animal lover, and has a daughter named Abby who is a “kid whisperer.” You can find a book he wrote about his dad and other content he shares from time to time on his personal site.

  • Mike Almeroth
    Creative Director
    mike@missionchurchtucson.com

    Mike is a man of many hats. On top of being our resident musician and graphic designer, he’s also a seasoned, thoughtful church leader. Mike and his wife Brittany perform locally as Night Weather, and their music can be found under the band names Night Weather, Infinite Souls, Digital Persuasion, and on City Psalms One and Two. Don’t be fooled by his creative skills, though– he can school you at just about any sport. Mike is a Sound Technician for UArizona Athletics in addition to directing tech and music at Catalina Foothills Church, so look out for him wherever you are!

  • John Simon
    Pastor – Discipleship Focus
    john@missionchurchtucson.com

    John is a lifelong Tucsonan and UArizona alum. He began his professional career in the area of youth social work, but had long sensed a call to Christian ministry. John started an apprenticeship at Mission in 2018, and was ordained as a Pastor in 2021. John is working in his spare time to complete a Master’s in Missional Theology. John loves writing, listening to Hank Williams, and forming strong (yet fair) opinions about local restaurants (you can even find some of his features on Tucson Foodie).

  • Karen Henley
    Community Coordinator
    admin@missionchurchtucson.com

    Karen is a longtime Tucsonan who, along with her husband Colby, loves to ride bikes and connect with neighbors in Rincon Heights. She also works for J17 Ministries, seeking the unity and spiritual vitality of the Church in our city.

  • Steve Brakey
    Hospitality Leader

    After spending most of his life in New England, Steve recently moved to Tucson to retire with his wife Elaine and son Walker. He became a Christian in later adulthood through the writings of apologists such as Lee Strobel. Steve loves a good hike or even sailing in his boat, but these days he’s settling into more reading and reflecting. For many years he worked for the Social Security Administration, and holds degrees in military history, business, and theology. Steve has served in established churches and church plants in a number of roles including as a pastor.

     

     

     

  • Cruz Menchaca
    Intern – Outreach

    Cruz was born and raised in Tucson and has a love for the city. He’s passionate about relationships and walking through life with friends, both new and life-long. He is a student at UArizona and is seeking to develop his understanding of faith while serving the church and connecting us to the thinking of Gen Z, new believers, and skeptics.

  • Zach Brewer
    Intern – Volunteer Coordinator
    zach@missionchurchtucson.com

    Zach is a weathered world traveler and recent transplant to Tucson. He moved to the Old Pueblo in 2020 to pursue experience in bivocational ministry, and is studying for a Master’s in Missional Theology. Many of his peers know him as Mr. Brewer, as he works at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy as a Bible and Christian Philosophy teacher. In his downtime, Zach loves Olympic lifting, meditating on the Book of Common Prayer, and practicing speaking Korean (he’s honestly pretty good).