The story of West Bowles is one of God’s goodness, grace, mercy, and faithfulness. God has been with this church from the day it first started, and we believe He’s truly with us now. The church officially began on September 21, 1985 at Columbine Hills Elementary as “Family of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian.” At that time, several families came together because they felt the need to share Christ with the rapidly-growing west side of Denver.
Several events have shaped the church in the years that have followed:
The church moved to Chatfield High School where it met each and every week for over 5 years.
The church purchased the farmhouse (current property) and changed its name to West Bowles Community Church.
West Bowles was ministering to over 1000 people in 3 services in the “little white chapel.”
The current main sanctuary & church building was built.
West Bowles was deeply impacted by the Columbine High School shootings. Several students from the the church youth group were in the school at during the shooting, and actually lost one student to this horrific tragedy: Cassie Bernall.
During that time, as well as during the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, West Bowles experienced tremendous growth, ministering to the surrounding community.
West Bowles was ministering to around 1800 people every Sunday.
In a mutual agreement, West Bowles and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church parted ways. The church became a nondenominational, community church.
Through all of the challenges of COVID, God has faithfully sustained us as we enter a new season!
We’re proud of our past and grateful that God has faithfully led us through the good times and the challenging times. We love to look back, but we’re most excited about what lies ahead. With an incredible staff, a phenomenal facility, and a congregation that truly has a heart for God and for others, the sky is the limit for this church.
We’d be honored to have you as part of the body of Jesus here!