Ascension Lutheran Church

6520 Loma de Cristo Drive
El Paso, Texas
United States

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Church Office

Office Hours 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday

Office: (915) 833-1009

Fax: (915) 581-3216

Pastor | Rev. Brian Bestian

Mobile: (915) 328-9762

Pastor Brian R. Bestian is a 1982 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. There he earned his Bachelor's degree with a double minor in Biblical Languages and art. In 1987 he graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri with a Masters in Divinity. 

Director of Youth Ministry | Luz Soto

Mobile: (915) 315-6704


Luz M. Soto grew up in El Paso. She graduated from Concordia University, Texas, in 2007 as a Cross-Cultural DCE with a minor in theology. She also works at Yesleta Lutheran Mission Human Care in communications, public relations, and ministry outreach in Mexico.

Psalm 116:1-2


Director of Children's Ministry | Kim Bestian

Mobile: (915) 630-0444


Kim E. Bestian is a 1981 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, with a Lutheran Teacher Diploma, a major in elementary education, and a concentration in art. She is our pastor's wife, a mother, and grandmother. In 2017 her first book, Blueprints for Children's Ministry, was published by Concordia Publishing House.

Music Director and Organist | Ruth Ann Ostergren

Mobile:  (765) 427-4786


Ruth Ann Ostergren is a 1967 graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Music degree. She obtained her Masters of Sacred Music in 1969 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Ruth Ann is also a mother and grandmother.

Office Coordinator | Jennifer Solich


Preschool Director Marhel Cueva