What to expect?

Children birth-6th grade are invited to join us for Sunday School in Redemption Kids – a safe, fun, bible-centered environment for children. Your children will enjoy great worship and teaching in age-appropriate classrooms. Visit our Family Welcome Center for assistance and check-in.

"Redemption Kids is a safe, fun, bible-centered environment for children."

Current Gathering Details

We’re SO excited to share the love of Jesus with your kids this Sunday!

9:30a Service: Birth – 6th Grade

11a Service: Birth – 4th Grade

Follow the link below to see our mask policies and all we’re doing to provide for a safe environment for your child.

Click Here for our updated Safety Guidelines!
Check-In for R/KIDS

Visit our Family Welcome Center in Room 113 (across from the Worship Center) to check-in your children and receive their name tags.

We will have staff available here to help you with check-in and finding your child’s classroom.

We strive to have classrooms open and available 15 minutes prior to the start of each service so come and see us early!


Serve with R/KIDS

Redemption Kids is made possible by volunteers who want to provide intentional, loving care for children in our families at Redemption Gilbert Church.

Our volunteers go through a thorough screening process which includes an application, background check, age-appropriate training and classroom observation.

If you are interested in serving with us in R/KIDS, follow the link below!

Interested in Serving with R/KIDS?
Ignite | Grades 5th + 6th

Ignite is designed to engage 5th + 6th Graders in community, Bible study, and worship as a transition between Elementary Sunday School classes to Junior High in Redemption Youth.

Ignite meets on Sundays during the 9:30am Service in Room 209/210!

For Questions, email Susan Timpani
R/Kids Special Needs

We believe that all children are valued and loved by God! If you have a child with Special Needs, we are thankful for the opportunity to love and care for them while you attend service!

Please contact Marsha Rosser at the link below if you would like your child to be a part of our R/KIDS Special Needs Ministry.

If you have a child with Special Needs, we have put together a Sensory Activities Booklet with some fun and engaging activities for you to do at home to create memories with your child! We pray this booklet is a blessing to you and your child!

Our R/KIDS Special Needs ministry is in need of volunteers to serve as buddies in a one-on-one role to help our R/KIDS feel valued, loved, and successful in our classrooms. Training and all the resources you need will be provided. Please email Marsha Rosser at the link below to join the team!

Email Marsha Rosser
R/KIDS Voice of Truth

Voice of Truth is our Children’s Choir for kids in 2nd – 6th grades who love singing and serving others!

We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00p in Room 200 from September-May. For more information and registration, follow the link below.

Voice of Truth Registration
Here's a bit about us!

Our heartbeat is sharing the hope of Jesus with children!

We look forward to connecting with you and hearing more about your family!

Beth Border

Director of Early Childhood
About Beth Border

Scott and I were married in Palmyra, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1986.  Our oldest son Nick lives with his wife, Chelsea, outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Our son Luke and his wife, Hope, live in the valley and our son, Chris, lives in California. Having spent the first 33+ years of my life in Pennsylvania, it will always be a huge part of who I am; whether it’s my Pennsylvania Dutch heritage or my passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I grew up in the church, learning from my earliest years about my sin and need for a Savior. I gave my life to Christ at a young age and grew slowly in my faith throughout my childhood.

After moving to Arizona in 1998 with my husband and two young boys, we found Redemption Gilbert (then East Valley Bible Church).  EVBC and specifically the teaching of Pastor Tom Shrader were the vehicles God used to grow my faith deep, to see His sovereignty and experience His hand weaving all parts of my life together for His glory and for my good.

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Susan Timpani

Director of Elementary
About Susan Timpani

By God’s grace, He saved me as a teen involved in my High School’s Young Life program. I am overwhelmed by His goodness as He has grown and shaped me through the decades of work, marriage and parenting the wonderful children we’ve been given. Raising our children in Gilbert, we eventually made our way to Redemption Church. The sovereignty and grace of God became our life’s anchor and our family flourished in the rich teaching, serving and fellowship environment. One of the great experiences and privileges of my life, has been to be on staff at Redemption Church. Through my ten years as a part of the Children’s Ministry team, I have seen God work in and through the Godly leaders and pastors that guide our congregation. It’s a tremendous blessing to have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children each Sunday!

Native to the NW, I became a desert dweller, along with my terrific husband Pat, when we married in 1986 and moved to Arizona. Our children, Ryan, Mark and Katie are a true gift. We are looking forward to the great joy that our first grandchild will bring, due Fall 2015 to Mark and Brie.

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Marsha Rosser

Special Needs Coordinator
About Marsha Rosser

I grew up in Lansing, Michigan and attended a Baptist Church in my neighborhood. God has always pursued me but I didn’t have the eyes or heart to see until I came to Redemption Church. I started working in Kids Konnection and attending at Redemption Church in 1999 at which time I joined Children’s Ministry as Special Needs Coordinator. God had been preparing me for this position for many years. He has also been changing the hearts of our entire family ever since for His glory.

My husband and I married in 1975, and have raised two special daughters McKenzie and Morgan. McKenzie’s marriage has given us a wonderful son-in-law and a new granddaughter Weslie. God has blessed us beyond what we could of ever imagined or deserved.

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Tracey Prim

Early Childhood Coordinator
About Tracey Prim

I was born in Columbus Ohio, but i don’t know much about Columbus – my father was in the Air Force and we lived in the locations that he was stationed at: Florida, Philippines, New Mexico and Arizona. I am the fifth child out of seven – 3 brothers and 3 sisters (of course, I am the favorite).

I have been married to my husband for 25 years, we have 4 adult children all who live out of state. We have truly been blessed to have traveled to 13 different countries – and have lived in the Philippines (4 years) and Korea (3.5 years).

We have also spent time volunteering while living in Korea through The American Women’s club and the 8th Army Base on Yongsan.

After moving to Arizona, we started attending Redemption Gilbert (then East Valley Bible Church) in 1998, under Tom Scrader’s teaching. I started volunteering in the Children’s Ministries in 2003 with the Preschool age children. While volunteering in the Children’s Ministries, Jesus got a hold of my heart in the 4/5 year old classroom and He revealed the Gospel to me through the eyes of a child. “But Jesus said,”Let the children come to me, don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children”.

Shortly after that I became a part of Staff in 2005. I am currently involved in Angel Tree, our Prison Fellowship Ministry and Redemption Women.

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Kayla Lammers

Early Childhood Coordinator
About Kayla Lammers

My husband Matt and I were married on Pi Day (3.1415) and we have two kids: Skyler and Isaac.

I grew up in a literal one stoplight town outside of Savannah, GA. I am one of eight, with six brothers and one sister. While I’m not from a Christian family, I did grow up attending church. It wasn’t until my Freshman year of college that everything finally “clicked” for me.

We moved to Arizona in January 2017 for Matt’s job. We moved out here not knowing anything or anyone in the Phoenix area. I attended Redemption for the first time in July of that year, and immediately fell in love. I’ve been here ever since. My biggest passion in life is serving the “next generation” and guiding them to a place where their faith in their own.

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Christina Turner

Elementary Coordinator
About Christina Turner

I am a native Arizonan and have lived here all my life. I am married and have adult children and grandchildren, who enrich our lives and bring us so much joy!

I stand amazed at how God has shown me undeserved mercy and grace. I am a “work in progress” and His great patience with me continues to amaze me.

I love working with the children at Redemption Church and especially enjoy teaching, creative arts, music and directing the Voice of Truth kids choir.

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Deanna Simanton

Elementary Coordinator
About Deanna Simanton

I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson (yes, I am a University of Arizona alumni and an even bigger U of A Wildcat fan!) I married my high school sweet heart and best friend, Tim, in 1988 and we have five amazing children: John Michael (wife, Amber), Courtney (husband, Tyler), Chelsea, Matthew and Joshua, a beautiful granddaughter, Lauryn, and another grandbaby due to arrive. We are incredibly blessed!

I grew up in church, learning from a very early age about my sin and my need for Jesus. I was saved at a young age, and slowly grew in my faith over the years. However, by the time I was married, I felt like my faith had stalled, I was just going through the motions and going to church became more of a “to do” rather than out of a desire to seek God. (By God’s divine appointment), we moved our family to Gilbert in 2001, after my husband, Tim, accepted a job with the Gilbert Fire Department. We were invited by some friends to visit Redemption Church and this has been our church home ever since. God has used this church to grow us, challenge us, revive us, renew us, and by HIS grace, transform us!

I began serving in childcare on campus during Women’s Ministries events in the spring of 2001, and in 2008, joined Staff as part of the Children’s Ministries team. It is such a joy to have the opportunity to serve our Redemption families and to share the Gospel with children each Sunday! I am truly humbled and blessed to serve along side a wonderful team, our pastors and Godly leaders, who are passionate about the Lord!

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Kelsey Dillon

Elementary Coordinator
About Kelsey Dillon

I was raised in the Philadelphia area and am the youngest of five girls. I first heard the truth and grace of the gospel in middle school while attending youth group with a friend. I recognized my need for a savior and accepted Christ in 7th grade. God blessed me with the opportunity to attend a biblical university and dive deeper into studying His word. I have continued to grow in my understanding of His great and gracious love for us. God has given me amazing opportunities to grow through teaching kids about His love in the church and school setting.

I moved here to Arizona in the summer of 2017, met my wonderful husband Brian and started attending Redemption Gilbert. The teaching and community here have been such an encouragement to me personally and to us as a couple. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the R/Kids elementary team and invest in the lives of our students pointing them to Jesus each week!

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