Do you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus?

Do you want to learn how to live out the Bible?

Do you long for community and friends to celebrate life with?

Passion Church is the family and spiritual community you have been looking for. We will help you discover and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, teach you how to live out the Bible in your daily life, equip you use your spiritual gifts and talents, and care for your children like they were our own. We have a seat saved for you–we’d love to see you this Sunday 11 am!

Our Story

With a church plant team consisting of seven adults and three children, Passion launched its first service on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at a home in northeast Albuquerque. Amazingly, sixty-eight people attended the first service and eleven people made decisions for Christ.

Later that evening, Pastor Brian and Mercy went to Presbyterian Hospital where Mercy gave birth to their second child, Colin. Their son was born deaf, but God miraculously healed him five weeks later—a sign to the Alarid’s that Passion would be a supernatural church.

Over the past 12 years, Passion Church has held services in theaters, schools, and community centers. On May 18, 2014, we moved into our new facility located at 5528 Eubank Blvd. NE.

Thousands of people have have dedicated their lives to Christ, marriages have been healed, families have been restored, the sick have been healed, people have grown in their spiritual gifts, new believers have been discipled,  leaders have been developed and released into ministry, and the poor have been served both locally and internationally.

Join us on this journey of faith as we become an Acts 2 community. God has done great things, but the best is yet to come!

Our Vision & Mission

OUR VISION (Who We Are Becoming)

Our vision is to be an authentic, biblical community that celebrates life together. The vision of Passion Church is based on the model of the New Testament Church, as portrayed in Acts 2:42-47:

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” 


Our mission is to make fully devoted disciples of Christ. It comes from words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20, known as the Great Commission:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

Meet Our Pastors

Brian Alarid

Founding Pastor

Dr. Mercy Alarid

Creative Arts Pastor

Our Beliefs

Passion is a Bible-believing, Gospel-centered Christian church that upholds all of the core doctrines of the evangelical movement. We believe the Bible is the foundation and source of all truth, our moral compass, and the final authority on all matters of ethics and doctrine.

We are also a Spirit-empowered church that views Scripture through the lens of renewal theology. We believe all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today to strengthen and equip the church.

Our Statement of Faith below summarizes our essential, non-negotiable doctrines. With regard to all other doctrines, we adopt this approach—”In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.”

We believe the goal of all right doctrine is to help us grow in love for God and love for people (Matthew 22:37-40). We love the body of Christ and it is not necessary for us to agree on doctrine in order to love and support other Christian churches and Christ-followers.

BIBLE | We believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired Word of God, and the only foundation for life.

GOD | We believe in one God who exists in three distinct, equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

JESUS | We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to heaven.

HOLY SPIRIT | We believe the Holy Spirit resides in the heart of all who put their faith in Christ. We believe that all believers should be filled with the Holy Spirit and utilize the spiritual gifts He has given them.

CREATION | We believe in the Biblical account of creation. God is the Creator of the universe and everything in it, including mankind.

SALVATION | We believe that we are saved by grace (God’s unmerited favor). Salvation cannot be earned through good works. It is God’s free gift to those who repent of their sins and put their faith in Jesus Christ.

WATER BAPTISM | We believe that all believers should be water baptized as a public confession of their faith in Jesus Christ.

ETERNAL LIFE | We believe that Jesus came to earth and died so that we can live an “abundant life” here on earth and enjoy eternal life in heaven after we die.

SECOND COMING | We believe that Jesus Christ will physically return to the earth one day to judge the wicked, and to gather and reward His followers.

MARRIAGE |  We believe in and uphold the biblical definition of marriage as an exclusive, conjugal union between one man and one woman. Marriage was ordained by God at creation and is the basic institution of society.

Our Values & Affiliation

The Core is the central, innermost, most essential part of anything. Virtually everything has a core—the earth, the sun, buildings, and even apples. The core of an apple contains the seeds and the DNA of the apple. The core is what gives an apple its identity, structure, taste, density, and color. The core is what tells an apple to become a Granny Smith apple or a Red Delicious apple or a Gala apple.

Core Values are to a church or organization what an apple core is to an apple. They define what kind of church we are going to become. Our Core Values are the heart of Passion Church. These are the core values that define our culture and shape our movement:

JESUS:  It’s all about Jesus. It’s not about us; it’s about Him.

HOLY SPIRIT:  Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! We cherish and cultivate the move of the Holy Spirit in our midst.

BIBLE TEACHING:  Anointed Bible teaching is the primary catalyst for life change.

GRACE:  We are a community of grace for imperfect people.

EVANGELISM:  Passion exists to help people far from God get close to God.

DISCIPLESHIP:  Radical devotion to Christ should be the norm, not the exception.

LEADERSHIP:  We will equip and empower godly leaders to change the world.

MISSIONS:  The world is our parish–we will not rest until everyone has heard the Good News.

SERVICE:  We are here to serve, not to be served.

COMMUNITY:  Relationships are the essence of life.

PASSION:  Life is better with passion.

EXCELLENCE:  Excellence honors God and inspires people.

HUMILITY:  We will honor and prefer one another in humility. No prima donnas allowed.

CELEBRATION:  If it ain’t fun, it ain’t church! We will celebrate life together and have a blast doing it.


Passion Church is affiliated with the New Mexico Ministry Network and the Assemblies of God.