Welcome to Redemption Arcadia

We are a local congregation seeking to embody the gospel in all of life in the Arcadia area. We do this by multiplying healthy disciples of Jesus who gather corporately, invest in relationships, and serve others.


Redemption Arcadia
3330 East Camelback Road

(480) 788-0851

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Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays at 9:00a, 10:45a, or 5p.

Kid's Ministry is provided at 9:00a and 10:45a for children birth - 12 years.

Childcare is provided for children birth - 12 years at the 5p service.


Each Redemption Church congregation is led by a team of local elders and staff. The unified body of Redemption (all congregations) is overseen by a Leadership Team.

Frank Switzer

Lead Pastor of Redemption Arcadia & Elder
About Frank

Married to Jackie, we have two daughters. Shelby, our oldest, is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago where she completed a Bachelor’s in Biology. She’s now in graduate school. Darby, our youngest, is married to Joey. Both will graduate with their Bachelor’s in May of 2018 before moving on to graduate school somewhere in the Midwest. Both Shelby and Darby played high school and college volleyball. Jackie is the Director of the Family Life Center at North Phoenix Baptist Church, the terrific church she grew up in and the church where God saved me.

I grew up in a great family, but one that didn’t attend church. At the age of 27, Jackie and I met and started dating while, of course, she was attending North Phoenix Baptist Church. As a part of our “dating plan” I wanted to attend church with her to try and figure out “the Jesus thing.” God used Jackie and NPBC to save me in June of 1987.

In 1990 I met Tom Shrader (one of the founding pastors of Redemption Church) and began attending his Bible studies. He would disciple me where he could and when we had time. Eventually, the business I was involved in was sold and I was left with no career at the age of 35. I went back to school, earned a few degrees, and in 2000 entered vocational ministry. In late 2011, I was called to Redemption Arcadia, where I started in February of 2012.

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Cody Kimmel

Pastor of Church Formation and Worship & Elder
About Cody

I met my wife, Lauren, in Texas after graduating from Texas A&M University.  While pursuing a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, we welcomed two of our boys, Kyler and Hayes, into our family.  In October 2015, we welcomed our third, Wesley.

I was raised in a strong Christian family here in Phoenix that exemplified the nature of God’s grace.  Although I professed faith at a young age, it took all of high school and college for God to bring me to a place of complete dependance upon His grace and mercy for my life.

I love the church.  I am excited that I get to use my time, energy, and talents in shepherding God’s people.  I hope that God’s ministry through me is to aim the affections of the church towards Him.  It is a humbling reality to live in the shadow of God’s grace and at the behest of His Spirit and I am truly blessed to have been reconciled into His family.

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Tyler R. James

Family Pastor
About Tyler

Born in Vermont, my sister and I spent our school breaks exploring the beautiful mountains of my dad’s property.  The rest of the year growing up was spent in Southern Florida, getting into trouble and looking for shark teeth at the beach.  My mother and step-dad raised us in a Christian home, but I’d say my faith wasn’t my own until after my family and I moved to Prescott, Arizona in 1999 for work.  We grew to love Prescott and I enjoyed the small town life.  After a brief tour of the party lifestyle and a brush with a pretty serious medical condition that required a few surgeries, my faith began to grow and I began feeling called to vocational ministry.  I started working at a local church in Prescott in 2004 on the janitorial team, volunteering with kids’ worship, and eventually helping lead the kids’ ministry and youth program while I continued discipling students.

I moved to Phoenix in 2010 for a change of pace and got involved with Praxis Church as a volunteer.  I met my wife, Helayna, at a Redemption Community in Scottsdale.  We hit it off and were married on the one year anniversary of our very first date.  Eventually, we were sent out as a part of the Redemption Church Flagstaff plant.  We had our first child, Eleanor, in Flagstaff in the middle of a snowstorm in December 2012.  She’s full of joy and loves all things princess related.  We then moved to Los Angeles, California, where I served for four years at an incredibly faithful church, Reality LA, as the Kids and Youth Director.  It was here that our second child, Roland, was born.  He’s a gentle soul, but he’s also a toddler – it’s complicated.  We love exploring the city, going for walks, and watching movies; things most families like to do in the city.

We have always felt a draw to the Phoenix area.  Even when we moved to Flagstaff and Los Angeles, we knew we’d end up back here.  We just love this city, we love what God’s doing here, and feel called to be a part of it.  During the past few years, God has been building a burden in my heart for families.  Any approach to ministering to kids and students is, in the end, best done through equipping parents in discipling their kids.  All our best programs and plans fall short if they’re not reinforced in the home.  My heart is to see families built up in their role as disciplers and deepened in their dependence on God’s grace through it all.  My family and I are humbled to be here, and so excited to meet you!

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Josh Prather

Pastor of Community and Global Initiatives & Elder
About Josh

I married my wife, Rachel, in July 2011.  We both enjoy the beauty and solitude that only the wilderness can provide, and on our days of rest we can be found rock climbing on one of the many mountains throughout Arizona.

Growing up in the home of a pastor, I was raised to follow Jesus at a young age.  However, when I entered high school I sought only to please myself, cared nothing for the desires of others, and life became more meaningless and filled with sorrow as years passed.  God gave me new life when I was a freshman in college at the University of Cincinnati, and I surrendered my life to the authority of Jesus.  I transferred to Liberty University where Jesus continued to reveal Himself to me and His heart for all nations.  After finishing my undergraduate degree, I continued my studies at seminary.

Rachel and I moved to Arizona in 2010 so I could intern with East Valley Bible Church. My role now is to work alongside all Redemption Church’s community and global leaders, and give shape to the cross-cultural work of each congregation. Currently we live downtown and attend Redemption Arcadia where I serve on our elder team.

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Stephanie Shumate

Operations Manager
About Stephanie

I was born and raised here in Phoenix, AZ, the oldest of four children born to two amazing parents who love and seek to serve the Lord in all they do.  God saved me at a young age, but it wasn’t until junior high that I started to truly grasp the magnitude of what the Lord had done for me and seek to live my life in light of that.

After working for Disciple Nations Alliance, a small non-profit here in Phoenix, for just over five years, God called me to Redemption Arcadia where I started in May of 2012.  I am so thankful that He led me here and am excited to see how He will continue to use His church in the community around us.

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Allison Disarufino

Communities Director
About Allison

During my childhood, I was exposed to the gospel and biblical truth but had the misconception that God would save me only if I could first overcome the sin in my life. My repeated failure to live up to my standards of perfection became, in my mind, accusations of my unworthiness to God. By the time I was 20, I despaired of ever “feeling” saved and found myself questioning every assumption I had made about life’s meaning and purpose. Thankfully, God broke through the lies I believed and showed me that the biggest issue I wrestled with was His lordship over my life. I wanted to be saved by a God who served my needs, not a God who saved me despite my neediness. This realization humbled me to a point of repentance, and the last 28 years have been a journey of growing in relationship with Him on His terms, not mine.

Curious and adventurous by nature, I was blessed to marry my best friend right after college and begin a truly great adventure. My husband, Shawn, was an officer in the US Navy, so we spent the first 19 years of our marriage moving from duty station to duty station (eleven, to be exact). During that time, we raised four great kids and tried our hands at raising chickens and rabbits, many gardens, and attempted to train several dogs. When Shawn retired from the military, we returned to his hometown of Phoenix, AZ, where we purchased and have settled into the house he was born and raised in. In 2017, our first grandchild was born!

Through all our transitions, one truth stood out: God’s word is transforming lives around the world. Continually I am encouraged and amazed by the family of God. He has shown me over the past 25 years of marriage that He strengthens and encourages us through His word and community. I’m excited to serve the Redemption Arcadia community by walking side by side with you as we seek to know Him personally and worship Him fully!

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Reagan Capaci

Worship Coordinator
About Reagan

I was born and raised in a very close knit Italian family. My dad (who’s a pastor), mom, and two older sisters are truly my best friends. They beautifully model for me what it looks like to know and love Christ. Thankfully, I can hardly remember a time when I didn’t know Jesus and love Him. Although a “ministry home” definitely has its pluses and minuses, I loved my growing up years.

After graduating from a fine arts magnet high school in Las Vegas, I came to Phoenix to study at Grand Canyon University. I’m currently a sophomore communications major. Besides keeping up with my class load, I have the privilege to serve at GCU as a local outreach ministry leader.

I’m so grateful for Redemption Church. I love serving here! As a worship leader, I have the amazing opportunity to sing the gospel and point our congregation to Jesus’ saving grace.

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Jim Morlan

About Jim

I was raised the grandson of a Baptist minister who I never knew. He had died before I was born, but his wife, who was a wonderful woman, lived with my mother, father, brother, and I in Southern California. My wife, Pat, and I were married in our late teens and I embarked on a career with a national company. We lived in California, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, back to Southern California, and then Philadelphia. In 1986 I bought a business in Phoenix. During those years we got away from regular church attendance. That changed when we moved to Phoenix, met several great gospel teachers, and became immersed in the Word. We had lived our lives, but never got away from our Christian values. Throughout my life I have encountered and overcome many challenges. You can’t deny God’s work in our lives. As an elder, I hope to impart those experiences to others at Redemption Arcadia.

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Steve Wheeler

About Steve

God used my wife, Ann, and eldest son to “grab” me in middle age, some 20 years ago.  After several careers of modest professional accomplishment in the legal, energy, and healthcare fields, I have finally learned that my true identity is in Christ and that my primary mission is to worship and faithfully serve the Lord.  As such, one of my favorite Bible passages is James 2:14-26 (faith without works is dead).  Ann and I are grateful parents of 4 children and 13 grandkids.  When not trying to be an obedient disciple, I enjoy my family, watching European soccer (no commercials), and doughnuts (any kind, any place, any time).

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On Being a Local Congregation of Redemption Church


Redemption church is multi-congregational in structure. This means that a central governing body provides structure, direction, and support for the ministry of each local congregation. Local congregations, like Redemption Arcadia, are united and collaborative, but each has its own leadership and is free to contextualize its efforts. Click on the link below to learn more about the overall structure of Redemption.


We are a non-denominational church with a Reformed view of salvation. We believe that all of life is all for Jesus. We have been saved by grace through faith, which is itself a gift. That gift empowers us to be a transformed people who embody His redemptive power and participate in the renewal of all things.


We are a sent people. As the church we are not called to turn inward and build our own kingdom. We are called to turn outward and give ourselves to the spread of the Gospel, the establishment of healthy local churches, and the multiplication of disciples. This is a call to invest beyond our church, beyond our tribe, and beyond our generation.

Community and Global Initiatives

We strongly believe that all members of the body of Christ are sent people, called to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel to the world. Therefore our community and global efforts should never be limited to structured programs. However, in response to the needs in our community, and God's heart for the nations, we do build global partnerships and facilitate opportunities to participate in God's mission of blessing the nations in Christ.


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