Pastors & Staff

Steve Pierson

Elder/Lead Teaching Pastor

Pastor Steve is a native of Southern California and gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1993 at Calvary Chapel Downey. Steve married his wife, Tricia, in 1995 and they have three children and recently welcomed their first grandchild. Steve and Tricia felt the Lord's call to move to Utah in 2005 where they helped establish a Calvary Chapel church plant. In 2017, they partnered with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and planted Redemption Hill Church in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Pastor Steve loves the USC Trojans and the Los Angeles Lakers. His wife Tricia loves hiking, the outdoors, and spending time with family. 

Joe Funicello

Elder/Care Pastor

Pastor Joe has been in ministry for many years. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 37 years. They have two children together, Michael and Janelle. Joe was a law enforcement officer in Southern California for 30 years before retiring to live in Utah in 2006. Joe loves to ski and travel to Maui.

Dax Johnson

Student Ministry /Associate Pastor

Dax joined the Redemption Hill team in 2017, shortly after the church was launched. He and his wife Makayla were married in 2013. Dax has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and is currently working on his Masters degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling at Grand Canyon University.  

Makayla Johnson

Church Administrator/Pastor Steve's assistant

Makayla and her husband Dax lead our youth ministry. Makayla has grown up in Utah the majority of her life and is a pastor's daughter. Makayla is a certified ASL interpreter and loves a nice cup of coffee or chai, and tattoos.

Andrea Davila

Administrative Assistant

Andrea has been at Redemption Hill since 2017. She has been married to her husband Brian since 2015. The two have four children, Gabriel, Adrian, Jo-Jo, and Andres. Andrea likes to teach gymnastics and enjoys camping with her family. 

Steve Carter

Finance Director

Steve has been attending RHC since 2017. He and his wife Joanie have been married since 2003. Steve loves camping and is an avid fisherman. Joanie also runs Operation Christmas Child (OCC) for Redemption Hill Church. 

Lianna Crosby

Children's Ministry Director

Lianna Crosby has many years of experience in Children's Ministry and took over at Redemption Hill in 2023. She is also a teacher at LakeView Academy. Lianna and her husband, Brandon are also the hosts of the  Eagle Mountain City Center Community Group.  

Meet the Team.

Kate Reben

Worship Leader
Kate Reben is one of two Worship Leaders for Redemption Hill. Kate loves to worship and has been in worship ministry for many years. She is the mom of 3 beautiful children and owns her own  photography business. 

Amber Gordon

Womens Ministry
Amber Gordon and her husband Clark have been attending Redemption Hill for 3 years and have a wonderful, huge family. Amber owns her own design business and loves to let her creative juices flow. She has a passion for womens ministry and loves to fellowship. 

Lenny Betancourt

Worship Leader
Lenny is our second worship leader and has been at Redemption Hill for almost 3 years. He plays piano and guitar and sings. He is an amazing servant of Redemption Hill.  Lenny loves watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy every year!