Catalina Foothills Church
Tucson AZ



Who we are


Our mission at Catalina Foothills Church is to love God, love others, and make disciples.


The vision of Catalina Foothills Church is to deploy a thousand children, students, working and retired adults as irresistible disciples in the community and world, each and every one committed to be a disciple to make disciples.

Catalina Foothills focuses upon several essentials for every child, student, and adult:

“Everything begins and ends with Christ.”

“Grace changes everything.”

“The Bible shapes life.”

“Love is the greatest display of Christ’s reality.”

“Disciples make disciples.”

“Everyone is on mission.”

A disciple surrenders everything to Christ. A disciple is saved, sustained, and continues to live by grace. A disciple turns to the Bible for every aspect of life so that he or she becomes like Jesus. A disciple behaves in—and acts for—loving relationships. A disciple can actually name another person(s) in whom he or she is building up in Christ. A disciple can also name a specific ministry in which he or she is seeking to bring others to Christ for salvation. A disciple serves and leads somewhere like Jesus.

Our Approach to Ministry

Only God creates spiritual growth according to His grace. Our approach to ministry is to create stimulating “environments” for all ages through which Christ accomplishes His transforming work. We focus on worship, discipleship, missional outreach, and care ministries for all ages. We structure everything to align with this strategy.

Reaching Our Community

We aim at transformation deep within the heart of a Christian, yet broad enough to engage people in far-reaching outreach opportunities. CFC wants to partner with other churches to exponentially deploy children, students, men, and women into the city so that our Christian presence makes a welcome difference to the life of Tucson. We are currently involved in new churches and service ministries in Germany, Vietnam, Tucson, and other parts of the world.

Catalina Foothills also envisions a strong Christian education community in Tucson through Pusch Ridge Christian Academy.

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Catalina Foothills Church
2150 East Orange Grove Road
Tucson, AZ 85718-2095
United States
Phone: 520-615-8500
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Church Pastor

John Miller
John Miller
Interim Executive Pastor
2150 East Orange Grove Road
Tucson, AZ 85718-2095
United States
Phone: 520-615-8500
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O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.



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Catalina Foothills Church Service Times

Join us for one of our worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 11:00am.

9am Worship Service

Our services seek to glorify God through praise, prayer, and the preaching of God's Word. For information about the 9am service regarding all children birth to 4 years old, see Catalina Cuties page here. All K-4 children go directly to their Sunday School class. For more details about Catalina Kids click here.

11am Worship Service

For the 11am service, children kindergarten and up join their families for worship and have the option of being dismissed before the sermon to Catalina Kids (K-2nd grade in room 405/407, 3rd-4th grade in 401/403). Leaders walk the children over to the classrooms and the parents pick them up at the classroom. Nursery is available for children 4 years old and younger.

Before the sermon, junior high students also have the option of being dismissed and going to the Awake room for teaching and fellowship. On Communion Sundays (the 1st Sunday of the month), students stay in the service in order to worship as a family and partake of the Lord's Supper.

Catalina Foothills Church service times last updated on the 21st of June, 2018
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History of Catalina Foothills Church, Tucson AZ

Catalina Foothills Church was born many years before its first worship service. The vision was birthed in 1982 in Boca Raton, Florida, when Mark Roessler and Paavo and Marguerite Ensio prayed together and asked God that they would someday be able to do ministry together.

“We got down on our knees on their kitchen floor in Boca one day and just prayed together that, if God ever wanted us to do ministry together, that we’d be open to do it,” Mark Roessler said.

God is faithful and in the spring of 1994 Paavo and Marguerite invited Mark to come and speak to a group of people interested in starting a PCA church in Tucson. Mark and Norma and their two little girls, Neely and Caroline moved to Tucson in August. In September, Catalina Foothills Church held its first official church service in the Little Theater of Catalina Foothills High School with 130 people in attendance. The church grew as members were trained in evangelism and many people came to faith in Christ. In 1995 CFC became a particular church in the PCA. 40% of the founding members joined a church for the first time by profession of faith.

The church grew rapidly, increasing in membership and mission by leaps and bounds. In September of 1999, the church built a $4 million multi-purpose facility with a 650-seat auditorium. In 1998 Cornerstone Christian Academy, a classical Christian school, was founded and two years later we acquired a secondary school and renamed it Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. Currently they have over 600 students on two campuses.

In 2001 CFC launched its first church plant on the east side of Tucson – Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church. 125 members led by Pastor Phil Kruis began services at Magee Middle School and today they have their own building and approximately 300 members. Catalina Foothills Church has been about church planting whether in the United States or around the world. She has participated in church plants in Tucson; Holy Cross (2011), Good News Community (2012), in Arizona; Church of the Resurrection (Flagstaff 2007), Covenant Community (Scottsdale), Grace (Sierra Vista), and in North America, West Seattle, Las Vegas, Spokane, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Internationally, CFC has participated in the planting of churches in Binh Chau, Vietnam; Munich, Germany; Nogales Sonora, Mexico, and on the island of Mindanao, Philippines to name a few. CFC has helped plant about 50 churches around the world and continues to spread the gospel through ongoing support of many of these churches.

Today Catalina Foothills Church is a vibrant church serving the Tucson community with numerous ministries and outreaches. A visit to CFC provides the opportunity to connect and grow with fellow believers as we seek to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission “to make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19).   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer "As is the business of tailors to make clothes and cobblers to make shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray."
Martin Luther
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