Five Decades of History for Northglenn Christian Church

In October 1960 a group of Christians began holding services at Highland Mortuary in Northglenn. The next year, this newly formed congregation assumed the name Northglenn Christian Church and, in March of that year, worship services began to be held at Northglenn Junior High School.

Two acres of property were soon purchased at 1800 E. 105th Place. What now contains the student center and offices, but originally was the worship auditorium, was built on those two acres. That worship auditorium was dedicated on July 19, 1966. Two adjoining acres were purchased in 1970. That same year, ground was broken for what is now the chapel; it was dedicated as the worship sanctuary on July 11, 1971.

For over ten years, there were two buildings. But in 1982, the open space separating the two buildings was connected with a two-story educational building. In 1994, an extensive remodeling project was completed. On November 2, 2003, a dedication service was held to begin construction of the addition of a multi-use facility. That addition, which includes a kitchen, classrooms, lobby, and auditorium that is used for many activities including worship, meals, and recreation, was first used on December 18, 2005. The 24,000 square foot addition brings the total space in our building to 40,000 square feet.

During the 57 years of our history, we have ministered to people both in our community and around the world, believing that Jesus’ mission for our church is to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). In recent years, we have adopted the motto “Serving Our Neighbors in Truth and Action” as our vision, based upon 1 John 3:18 which says, “let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

Pastors who have led our church over the years include: Stan Sack (1961-63), Willard Black (1964-67), Craig Woolsey (1967-69), Bill Lower (1969-81), Victor McPeak (1982-94), Andy Pryor (1994-2016), and David Troutman (2016-present). Each of them would tell you that the successful, growing ministries of this church family are the result of the dedicated people who have filled the building over the years.

Many have gone on to their eternal reward. Others have left our church to serve Christ in Colorado and in places all around the country and around our world. At least 17 “Timothies” have gone out from our church to serve God’s kingdom in other places. Northglenn Christian Church has sent out many, and will send out more, but many more remain as part of our congregation today, faithfully serving Christ and making it possible for us to build upon the strong foundation of our five-decade history.

God could use any number of methods to accomplish his work in this community, but he intentionally chooses to work through our church. It is up to us to intentionally choose to cooperate with his plans and purposes. Praise God we have been doing that now for five and a half decades.