Our Ministry Team

Hi! My name is Rev. Fred C. Baum.  I am the Pastor of Vista Church. I started here in 2015 and pray I can serve here until I retire. I spent my childhood in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico.  My dad was a Forest Ranger and we moved often while growing up. I inherited my dad’s love for the outdoors and have spent much time hunting, fishing and hiking. Today, in the early mornings and late in the evenings I walk with God in prayer, enjoying the beauty of His creation. I have a Master of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas Texas. My emphasis was evangelism. My undergraduate degree is in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Arizona. I was studying to be a Biblical Archaeologist, but God had other plans. My theology could be described as traditional and orthodox.  I preach from no other text than the Bible. I have served 3 churches before being appointed to Vista Church.  I was the Children’s and Youth Pastor at Kavanaugh UMC in Greenville Texas for 3 years.  I served at First UMC of Mesa Arizona for 21 years, again working with children, youth and young adults.  I went on to serve at Christ Church UM for 10 years as Senior Pastor. I have been in full time ordained ministry for 37 years. My loving wife is Deede.  We have been married for 37 and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  We are very blessed in that my middle daughter Amy and her husband Austin and their two children Ivy and Roman live here in Tucson.  My son Kevin also lives here in Tucson about a mile from our home. My oldest daughter Sarah lives in Mesa where she teaches honors English and solves computer problems for the teaching staff at her school.  My 94 year old mom lives in assisted living here in Tucson. We all love Jesus and are honored to be able to serve wherever God has called.

Marshall Sanders, Director of Choirs 
Bio coming soon!
Mary Bellah, Accompanist/organist
Mary grew up in Hubbard, Ohio and began taking piano lessons at age seven and continued piano/organ studies through her college years at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. She has been on staff with several churches and choral groups in Kentucky, Ohio, California, and Arizona. Her musical styles include classical, standards, and jazz. Her musical understanding goes beyond playing notes; she communicates the heart and soul of a tune.
Pam Holder, Office Manager
Pam came to Vista in 2007 from Southern California with her husband Craig. After joining the church in 2009 she became active in church activities, and in 2012 became the co-director of Vista’s Walk to Bethlehem event which is presented every two years. In 2015 Pam joined the Vista staff as an office manager, sharing the position with Pat, alternating weeks. Pam enjoys the caring, family environment that Vista is known for, and continues volunteer activities during her “off-duty” time.
Pat Johnson, Office Manager
Bio coming soon!