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A Little About Us

History


The first services of the church were held in Aurora, Colorado in 1957 as a mission of the East Side Baptist Church of Denver. Rev. Carl Boonstra was the pastor at the time. The first pastor was Rev. A.C. "Bud" Worthington. The first meeting place was a house located at 760 Dayton Street in Aurora.

The Church was organized on September 27, 1958, as the Aurora Baptist Temple and Rev. Worthington was called as its first pastor. He served as the pastor until his resignation in September 1961.

The church then called Rev. Jerry Rea as pastor. He served until April 1962. Following his resignation, Rev. Ray Shook became pastor until July 1963.

Rev. G.E. Phipps was called to be pastor in August 1963. In August 1964, the church purchased its present property at 11300 E. Mississippi Ave., and changed its name to Aurora Temple Baptist Church. The present annex building was repaired and remodeled to serve as the meeting place and the house was remodeled to serve as the church Parsonage. The congregation moved to the new location on October 1, 1964. The construction of the first permanent church building was started in the summer of 1965 and dedicated in October 1966. Pastor Phipps resigned in July 1967.

The church then became a mission of the Park View Bible Baptist Church located in Wheat Ridge, CO under the supervision of Rev. Everett Cavin. Rev. Donald Cavin began to serve as interim pastor in July 1967, and was called as the permanent pastor in October 1967. The name of the church was then changed to Village East Baptist Church. Pastor Cavin served until June 1972, when he resigned to go to England as a missionary.

In July 1972, Rev. Lonnie James was called as the pastor. The church grew and prospered under his ministry and what is now the main church building was began in 1976 and dedicated in may 1977. Pastor James resigned in July, 1979.

Rev. Donald Cavin was called as pastor for a second time in July 1979 and assumed his duties on August 8, 1979.

In February 1980, the original indebtedness on the property was paid in full and a paved parking lot was installed in August 1980. During the summer of 1986, the softball field was constructed. Rev. Donald Cavin continued to serve the church until his resignation in March 1990.

Rev. Robert McClendon was then called to be pastor in May 1990 and has continued to serve until the present time. During these 18 years all indebtedness on the property has been paid in full and in the spring of 2008 a remodel of the sanctuary and entire upstairs area was completed.

ALL THE PRAISE BELONGS TO GOD FOR

55+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

AND THE LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED

THROUGH THIS MINISTRY

Church Covenant


Having been moved by the Holy Spirit to receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and upon the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; we do hereby solemnly and joyfully make this commitment to God to enter into this covenant with one another in Christ.

We therefore covenant together that in the power of the Holy Spirit we will strive for the advancement of this church, giving to it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to promote its spiritual development by sustaining its worship, ordinances, doctrines, and discipline; to give offerings cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministries, the expenses of the church, the relief of the needy, and the spread of the gospel to all nations. (Romans 12:1-6a, 1 Cor. 12:18, Eph. 4:12-16)

We also covenant to maintain personal and family devotions, to educate our children in the Christian faith, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to live carefully in the world, to be honest in our dealing, faithful in our commitments, and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all gossip, fault-finding, and unrighteous anger; to abstain from anything which could cause our brother to stumble, or bring reproach upon the name of Christ and His church. (Eph. 6:1-4, Matt. 5-7, 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Cor. 10:23-24)

We further covenant to walk together in Christian love; remember each other in prayer and to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian compassion and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the command of our Lord to secure it without delay. (Gal. 5:13 and 6:1-2, 1 Cor. 13, Matt. 18:15 and 6:12)

We moreover covenant that if we move from this community we will unite with another church of like faith. (1 Cor. 12:18)

Missionary Families


"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things
that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always,
even to the end of the age. Amen."
Matthew 28:19-20

Lloyd & Edith BakerPHILIPPINES
Paul ClarkCOLUMBIA
Tom & Janice CrawfordINDONESIA
Alan & Kathy CruthersCHILE
Tom & Regina FranklinDOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Boris & Irina GoldinCHOSEN PEOPLE MINISTRY
Mike & Pamela HillhouseBURKINA FASO
Allen & Michelle KetelSIBERIA
Bev LeeMANNA MINISTRIES
Richard & Sandy LewisINDIA
Robert & Debbie LugarFRANCE
Dean & Deloris McClureBRAZIL
Allen & Aase OwensMEXICO
John & Joann SleppyALASKA
Aaron & Sara ToombsSENEGAL
Brian & Rachael WeedNICARAGUA

Service Times


Sunday


Prayer Time: 8:00 am
Sunday School: 9:30 am
Worship Time: 10:45 am
Family Fellowship: 6:30 pm

Thursday


Youth Group: 6:30 pm
Awana Club: 6:30 pm (Sep-May)