Our church was formed in the summer of 1956 when a handful of believers felt led by God to plant a ministry in the Security area that would reach the growing bedroom community with a large concentration of both retired and active duty military. The Christian Church of Security met in a small house on Morningside Drive, then purchased land on Aspen Drive and built their first worship facility. Over the next several decades the church family grew as families were blessed by the ministry to children, teens and adults. The church was blessed by the long pastorates of Dallas Shafer and Bryan Myers. It was under Pastor Myers’ leadership that the church decided to relocate to its current location on Bradley Road in April of 2001. With the move and the opportunity for greater ministry, the church changed its name to Pikes Peak Christian Church and opened its doors to all within sight of the majestic mountain bearing that name. In November of 2011 the church opened the doors of a new worship center and beautiful lobby, making more room for our growing community and freeing up space for our children in our old building, a place the kids and youth call The NextGen Worship Center.
The church’s ministry has expanded in this highly visible and accessible location. Families in the community and from more distant areas such as Falcon and Pueblo began to make the drive to be part of what God was doing. More than a thousand people have been baptized into Christ since that time, and a variety of ministries have sprung up to meet the needs of the community. A special needs ministry called Oasis serves families of children with unique challenges. A signing ministry interprets the weekend service for the hearing impaired. Every week a team of adults travels to the YOS facility in Pueblo to serve the young men and women there. PALS serves our beloved seniors. The Military Ministry offers specialized care for the men and women of our armed forces. During this period the church began to send outreach teams to mission sites around the globe, to places like Tanzania, India and New Zealand. One of the most impactful areas of church life is our Pastoral Care ministry, which provides prayer, shepherding, benevolence, counsel and support for those facing difficult challenges.
The church has always had a strong belief in the transforming power of the Scriptures. You will hear clear, applicable Bible messages every week in our worship services and in our church Bible studies. Our classes for children and youth also present the truths of the Bible in a manner kids can understand. Our hope is that they will come to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord and Friend.
Our current Pastor, Darrin Ronde, and Julie, his wife of 26 years, joined the church staff in 1995 as Outreach & Church Growth Pastor and transitioned to the role of Senior Pastor in the Spring of 2004. A graduate of Nebraska Christian College (B.A. in Pastoral Ministries) and Cincinnati Christian Seminary (M.A. in Theology), Darrin had served as a Children’s Pastor for ten years at Central Christian Church. That experience helps him to communicate in a way that resonates with both the young and the old.