Legacy Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. We are a church that loves people, cares about our city, and strives to build real authentic relationships.
Vision: We exist to create and leave a faith legacy for Boulder County (and the surrounding area), for generations to come.
Mission: We do this by helping every person take their next step with Jesus.
Read about where we have come from. We have a unique 150 year legacy that we seek to build on.
Legacy Church was officially established in April of 2022 after two church bodies voted to merge together as one new church. Those churches were Boulder Valley Church of Christ and Rock Creek Church (you can read about each of their histories below). On June 5th, 2022, we held our first Sunday service together as one new church.
We truly believe we are better together, and God’s work in us and through us so far has proven that to be true.
*We are actively working to update this history.
A group of Christians began meeting in homes in Boulder in 1875, calling themselves the Church of Christ. In 1876 they were meeting in Union Hall at 1240 Pearl St. with about eighty-six members.
Until 1886 the church met in various places, and bought a building at 15th and Walnut, which belonged to the Episcopal Church (now the site of the parking lot of Grace Commons Church). A room was added measuring eighteen feet by forty-five feet on the east side. The room was built in one week and cost $400.
In 1896, a new structure was erected (for $10,000) at the 15th and Walnut lot which included a cornerstone engraved "Church of Christ." The minister from 1895-1901, Mr. Peckett, recorded these happenings.
In August, 1904, a four week tent meeting was held between 8th and 9th Streets on Arapahoe, and enrollment was over six hundred. A disagreement arose among the people regarding instrumental music and missionary societies and two congregations were formed. Some of the people began meeting in a tent house at 17th and Arapahoe and some continued in the building at 15th and Walnut.
In 1919, the building at 15th and Walnut was remodeled, the name "Church of Christ" was removed from the cornerstone, and "Christian Church" was added.
In 1908, the Church of Christ was still meeting in the tent building when E. C. Fuqua and Bruce McCollum came to Boulder. They held several meetings at Baseline School, Valley Road School three miles east of town, and had a tent meeting at Burke School (now Freshwind Fellowship, across Baseline from Safeway). Converts were baptized in a lake three miles east on Baseline.
In the spring of 1913, a heavy snow broke down the tent house and the church moved to a small building on East Spruce, where they met until 1921. In 1921, they began meeting in a building at 13th and High (now the site of Sacred Heart Catholic School) and continued meeting there until 1953.
From 1921 through 1953, Brother Barley handled preaching and teaching, as well as missionary work until he moved to Denver. Brother and Sister Cecil Crause did much to help us. Also, Brother Earl Hageland, of Denver, preached for us in the days when we could pay very little. Many others helped with the preaching, including men from Abilene Texas, who were here to study for advanced degrees at CU.
In 1952-53, the building at 3198 Broadway was erected, seating about 200 people. It had six classrooms. In 1974-75, the Broadway building was enlarged by increasing the seating capacity in the auditorium to 340 and by adding eleven classrooms, a large all-purpose room, and an office area.
Membership has fluctuated from the original forty all the way up to seven hundred.
The current building on 76th St. was built by Boulder Valley Church of Christ in 1992.
*We are actively working to update this history.
Rock Creek Church was birthed from a small living room in Louisville, CO, as Pastor Galen Huck gathered with other like-minded followers of Christ. The church grew with the surrounding community, ultimately leading it from elementary to middle to high school auditoriums. In 2005, God provided land and a building, and the church established a new home in Louisville off McCaslin Rd. south of South Boulder Rd.
Pastor Galen returned home to Wyoming to pastor the church that had sent him to plant Rock Creek Church. A second Lead Pastor, Chris Coté, was called to the church and served until October of 2014, helping Rock Creek Church take its first steps in this second chapter.
Pastor Brian Hays, was called to become the third Lead Pastor of Rock Creek Church. He and his wife, Sandy, along with their four incredible children, moved from Ventura, CA. While in California, Brian served as a Youth Pastor and Executive Pastor and obtained his Master's of Divinity Degree (MDIV) from Fuller Theological Seminary. Brian and Sandy bring an exciting outreach focus, engaging messages that are applicable to everyday life, and a motivating hope for the future.
Legacy Church is affiliated with Converge Worldwide
Where we're headed
What's the bottom line? We want to follow Jesus and make disciples. "Making disciples" can be vague, but for us, it's helping each other take our next step with Jesus, whatever that may be. We also take next steps as an entire community, working to make an impact in our city and make Jesus famous.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Legacy Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the family.
Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.
It's the way we think, act, speak, and love one another. It's in the way we raise our families, love our community, and seek the good of others before ourselves. Here are the beliefs that shape Legacy Church.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles and His teachings are authoritative. We believe He died as our substitutionary atonement, was buried, was resurrected on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He perpetually intercedes for His people, and will return personally and visibly to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under eternal judgment. We believe that those who repent of their sins, trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and receive His incredible forgiveness are rescued and transformed by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of glorifying God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world and making disciples of all nations.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and communion. We believe the most impactful expression of Christian baptism is by immersion. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. We believe that Communion was instituted by Christ for the remembrance of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered by the church until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that local and global churches can best promote the message and person of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a spirit of unity. We are all part of the body of Christ and have been given the Great Commission. We prioritize the Kingdom of God first before our personal programs and efforts.
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, eternal life in heaven for the believer and separation for those who do not believe and put their trust in Jesus Christ.
We know this is a brief description of our beliefs. If you want to know more, or have any questions about what we believe at Legacy Church you can get in touch with someone on our Leadership Team directly by clicking the button below. We'd love to talk with you more!