About Us

Redemption Ogden is a part of the Redemption Family of Churches and holds to the same mission, vision, and values as the network. You can learn more about the RFC on our network site. Please click below to explore.

Pastoral Team

Bobby Wood

Pastor of Teaching & Vision

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. Bobby leads the teaching ministry of the church and oversees staff leadership.

  • 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 two daughters and two sons.
  • Hobbies: South Carolina Gamecock fan, hiking, talking theology, ultimate frisbee, and spending time with my family

Casey Swails

Pastor of Youth, College, & Young Adult

Casey joined the ministry team at Redemption Church in August of 2021. Casey previously served as pastor of Crestview Baptist Church in Lancaster, South Carolina. He also served two terms as a summer missionary at Redemption in 2016 and 2017 during his college years. Casey finished his Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2022.

  • Originally from Lugoff, SC
  • BA in Christian Studies with a minor in Communication from Charleston
  • Southern University
  • Master of Divinity From Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Casey is married to Ariel and they have two sons.
  • Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hiking

Daniel Savage

Pastor of Worship & Arts

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. After spending almost 9 years in the New Orleans area, Daniel joined the pastoral team at Redemption Church in 2015.

  • 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.
  • Hobbies: Playing music, hiking, biking, hunting, Razorback Sports, traveling, roasting coffee

Nick Erickson

Pastor of Ministries & Care

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 20 years and has considered himself blessed to serve God in that capacity. Before coming to Utah, the Ericksons lived in South Carolina where they served in two different churches. Nick has been a part of the pastoral team at Redemption Church since 2016.

  • 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 two daughters and a son.
  • Hobbies: Notre Dame Football, golf, hiking, eating good food and spending time with my family

Tim Lewis

Pastor of Equipping

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.

  • B.A. in Theology from Welch College in Tennessee.
  • From Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Tim is married to Jessica and they have five kids.
  • Hobbies: Backpacking, reading, studying apologetics, fishing

Ministry Directors & Staff

Debbie Sewell

Women’s Ministry Director

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.

  • From Boise, Idaho
  • Debbie is married to Steve and they have four daughters and six grandchildren.
  • Hobbies: Anything to do with the mountains or the ocean, hiking, baking, spending time with family, reading

Kalyn Wagner

Children’s Ministry Director

Kalyn moved to Utah in the summer of 2015 to serve as a summer missionary. When the summer ended, she decided the Lord was calling her to plan her life here! After serving for several years in various volunteer roles at Redemption, Kalyn became the Children’s Ministry Director in the spring of 2020. She has a passion for helping kids understand the gospel and to make it real in their lives.

  • Originally from New Orleans, LA
  • B.S. in Psychology and Biology from William Carey University
  • M.B.A from Columbia Southern
  • Kalyn is married to Collin and they have three kids
  • Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, snow skiing

Steve Sewell

Men’s Ministry Director

Steve has been directing the Men’s Ministry at Redemption since 2020. Steve’s desire is to see men get connected in the body of Christ, deepen their relationships with other men, and lead their families in a Godly way.

  • Originally from Boise, Idaho
  • Steve is married to Debbie and they have four daughters and six grandkids.
  • Hobbies: Camping, Boise State football, hiking, archery, sitting around a firepit

Ariel Swails

Administrative Assistant

Ariel joined the team in June of 2023. She handles most of the administrative tasks that help our church run smoothly.

  • Originally from Lugoff, South Carolina
  • Ariel is married to Casey and they have two sons

Celebrating New Life with Baptisms

Just Before his ascension, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ word, make disciples, and baptize those who believe.

 

Christian baptism illustrates, in dramatic style, the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. At the same time, it also illustrates our death to sin and new life in christ. Romans 6:4 puts it this way: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life’.

 

Very simply, baptism is an outward testimony of the inward change in a believer’s life, an act of obedience to the Lord after salvation. Baptism does not save a person, but it does symbolize the salvation that a follower of Christ has received. It’s a public declaration of the redemptive work that God has done in someone’s life.

 

If you have professed faith in Christ and desire to share it with the world, please contact us so we can chat about what to do next! We’d also love to talk with you about any questions you might have. You can contact us by clicking below.

Become a Family Member

of Redemption Ogden

Church membership is a formal relationship between a local church and a Christian characterized by the church’s affirmation and oversight of an individual’s discipleship and the individual’s submission to living out his or her discipleship in the care of the church.

Membership Process

 

At Redemption Church, we place a high value on membership. The process for joining our fellowship is as follows.

Membership Class

Attend one of our membership classes. To find out when the next class is, or to ask any questions email Pastor Daniel at: daniel@redemptionutah.com

Covenant with Redemption

Agree to covenant with Redemption Church and commit to join in our mission of making disciples, joining together as members of a family, and mobilizing missionaries.

Membership Application

Fill out and submit our Membership Application and Covenant.

Membership Eligibility

 

As we teach in the Membership Class, those eligible for membership are persons who:

Faith

Has placed their faith in Jesus Christ, and in him alone.

Baptism

Has undergone believer’s baptism (baptism after conversion)

Beliefs

Agrees to cooperate with Redemption’s distinctive beliefs

Covenant

Commits to covenant with Redemption Church

Do you have questions about membership at Redemption Church?

If you have questions about church membership, Please contact one of the Pastors by filling out our contact form.