"Our ministries are driven by our church members, who have a great love for our Lord and for the lost." Colton Christian Church - A Church of Second Chances How much effect can a little corner church have on people? The story of Colton Christian Church is a wonderfully sweet story. In fall of 1939 a tent meeting was held on the lot where we now gather. Percy Krewson became the very first pastor of Colton Christian Church. He then worked to build not just a congregation, but a building as well. The congregation of our mother church raised the funds and purchased our property for $1000.00.
That first building went up in the summer of 1940 for a total cost of $500. By 1954 attendance was up to 40. Ground breaking ceremonies for a new sanctuary were held on May 23, 1957 an the building was completed on August 3rd, 1958. A new fellowship hall followed in 1962.
In 1983, boys from a local scout troop put in the sidewalk, which runs along Mt. Vernon next to the church. A lawn area, wall and small fence followed and times were good throughout the rest of the 80's. But times became tough for this church in the 90’s. By 1996 attendance had dropped to just 16 people. Pastor Tom Harvick worked hard to revive this very special church.
In 2000, attendance was back up to more than 70 every week. Around that time, Pastor Tragically, Tom Harvick passed away...and his dear friend of many years, Tom Dicus, took the position of new pastor, accepting the challenge of a, once again, growing congregation.
As the leader of this community church Tom has not rested and our effect on this neighborhood and indeed even on the Kingdom of Heaven, has been relentless. The people who have stepped foot on this piece of land over the last 70 years have participated in a profound body of work: a body of work that if he were here, would shock pastor Krewson…who stood looking at this land and wondering what could be done here.
A CHURCH OF SECOND CHANCES and A PLACE TO BELONG
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Children's Church (Grades 1-5) 10:30 a.m.
English Worship 10:30 a.m. Spanish Worship 2:00 p.m.