In the 1970s, a bi-vocational pastor from southwest Missouri, Del Hampton and his wife, Jean, and their family had been vacationing in Colorado. During these times Del sensed God’s call for him to establish a church in this area. Although they had been preparing, the Lord did not open the way until 1977, when Del and Jean moved to Cedaredge and began a Bible study in their home.
Before long, a building became available on NW 5th Street, and this became the church’s home for the next decade and a half. The church was formally organized as an independent body in May, 1979. Needing larger facilities, land was donated at the southern edge of Cedaredge and the current building was erected in the mid-1990s.
Pastor Del served until his retirement in 2001. He was followed by Pastor Mark Anderson, who was here a bit over a year until 2003. Our third pastor, Steve Puls, arrived with his wife, Lynn, in 2004 and served until 2013, when ill health forced his resignation.
Dennis Scroggins became our current pastor in August, 2016.