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Jason Nelsestuen, Pastor

Welcome to Alta Vista Bible Church!

My name is Jason Nelsestuen, pastor at Alta Vista Bible Church. I have lived in Tucson, AZ since 1993. I graduated with my BA in Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University in 2017. I have been happily married to my beautiful wife, Royce, for 25 years. She truly is the love of my life. Royce has been the principal/administrator at Faith Community Academy for 18 years. I have 4 awesome boys. Jay, my oldest, is 21 and heading into his senior year at The Master's University in Santa Clarita, CA. He is studying music composition. Cody, #2, is 18 and graduating from Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. He wants to pursue videography and film making. Ty, you guessed it, #3, is 14 and will be a freshman at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and loves football. Go Lions! Last, but definitely not least, is Ian. As the baby of the family, he gets a lot of attention (and he loves it)!  Ian is 11 and will be a 6th grader next year at Faith Community Academy.  

Matt Lewis, Elder

Matt and Stephanie Lewis have been married for 13 years and have four children (Jackson - 10, Karter - 8, Asher - 6, and Hudson - 4). They have lived in Tucson for most of their lives, and both attended the University of Arizona. Matt has been a teacher for 12 years and both he and Stephanie currently work at Faith Community Academy. Matt has a love for teaching academics and the Word of God. When they are not working, they love to play outside with their kids and go to University of Arizona softball games. Go Cats!

Who We Are

At Alta Vista Bible Church we strive to keep God's Word at the center of what we do.  Whether that is in our preaching, our music, or our family groups, God's Word is central to who we are.  

Expository Preaching -  Expository preaching explains God's Word by God's Word.  We draw out the meaning of Scripture within its original context.  Our format is a verse by verse preaching of God's Word every week.

Music - As we strive to make God's Word the center of all we do, music is a part of that equation.  We sing songs that either communicate the great doctrines of God's Word or come straight from God's Word.  Congregational singing is an important expression of worship.

Family Groups - God's Word has a lot to say about families.  At Alta Vista Bible Church, families are important to us.  We teach about the importance of strong marriages, Godly parenting, and the importance of moms and dads teaching their children God's Word.

What to Expect


Alta Vista Bible Church is a small congregation of believers that gather together to hear God's Word, worship God, and exhort and encourage one another.  A typical service will include all of these aspects done in an intimate and relaxed setting.  We are a family church which means that the whole family worships and hears the preaching of God's Word together.  After our main service we will fellowship over snacks.