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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N/NT are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

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Central Colorado

Chaffee County

Buena Vista

  • Nathrop Christian Fellowship (TW-P) ?-2019+

Colorado Springs metry

El Paso County

Calhan

Colorado Springs

  • Acts 2:42 Home Meeting, CO (OB) 1995-2000+
    • c/o Joe Calvin Randol (b. 1933 Sickles, Caddo, OK - d. 2016 Denver, CO) @ 2415 Carmel Dr.
  • Cimarron Hills Bible Chapel, CO(OB) +1985-1994
    • @ Evans Elem. School @ 1675 Winnebago Rd. +1985-1994
    • c/o Gary Laxson +1985-1986; Joe Randol (b. 1933 Sickles, Caddo, OK - d. 2016 Denver, CO) 1987-1994
  • Hope Chapel (OB Ref. BC) 2006-2020+
    • Harvest Bible Fellowship, CO (OB) 1983-2006
    • @ 5740 N. Academy Blvd. 2004-2006;
    • c/o Walter S. Masel @ (662 Bridger Dr. 1992-2000+; 3540 Austin Bluffs Pkwy +2003) 1992-2003; Dan Faulkner 2004-2006;
  • Northeast Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1959-2020+
    • @ 1504 E. Dale St. home meetings 1959-1960; 1722 MacArthur Ave. 1961-2018+
    • c/o E.C. Shacklette 1959-1966; Robert N. Larson @ 1504 E. Dale St. 1967-1985; Vernon Peckham 1986-2000+; Richard "Dick" Collins +2003-2018+; Butch Young +2006-2018+; Sunil Salve +2020+; Mark Lightfoot +2020+;
  • Southside Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1936/+1954-2020+
    • aka Luzerne Hotel Gospel Hall (OB) +1936+; Colorado Springs Bible Hall (OB) +1943-1950+; West Side Bible Hall +1954;
      • @ 526 E. Pikes Peak Ave. +1936+; E. Pikes Peak Ave. & Prospect St. +1943-1950+; 24th & W. Pikes Peak Ave. +1954; 1725 S. Wahsatch St. 1954-2009+;
    • c/o William Irvine @ Luzerne Hotel @ 526 E. Pikes Peak Ave. +1936-1943+; R.A. Robinson @ Manitou Springs +1948+; John Pegler +1950-1960; Roger Cocking 1961-1967; Jack Pegler 1968-1974; E.C. Shacklette 1975-1982; L.D. Moe +1985-1987+; Charles D. Barnes +1989-2009; Frank Occhiuzzo 2010-2020+; Gee Leong 2010-2020+;
  • Springs Church, CO (Pn BC) 2009-2020+
    • founded by some from Brethren backgrounds including Andy Boucher, who presently serves as an elder.

Peyton

Ramah

Teller County

Cripple Creek

Woodland Park

Denver metro

Adams County

Arvada

  • Arvada Gospel Chapel, CO (OB) 1963-1964
    • @ 6025 W. 55th Pl. 1963-1964
    • c/o Stirling E. West @ 3120 S. Pearl St., Englewood 1963-1964
    • hive from Denver Gospel Chapel?
  • Grace Church, Arvada, CO (OB) 1989-1993 (BC) 1994-present
    • @ home of Brad Holder March-May 1989; Lilac daycare center June-July 1989; 82nd & Simms (formerly Christ Community Covenant Church then Jefferson County Apex) @ 82nd & Simms; Pomona High School theater; 82nd & Simms; 72nd & Salisbury (formerly SDA), 6969 Sheridan Blvd. ?-present
    • Grace Evangelical Church @ 82nd & Simms c/o Greg Stier; Jonathan Smith; 1990-1992 (OB)
    • hive from Colorado Bible Church (BC)

Aurora

  • Grace Bible Chapel, Aurora, CO (OB) 1979-1999
    • Green Rec. Center @ 1300 S. Chambers Circle +1985-1986; 15595 E. Colfax 1987-1996; home @ 16571 E. 7th Pl. 1997-1999;
    • c/o Peter Marcus @ 1004 Fairplay St. 1979-1983+ Peter Marcus @ 15595 E. Colfax +1985+; Stephen Holmes +1985-1986; Ernest Fisher 1987-1992;

Westminster

Arapahoe County

Centennial

Englewood

  • South Kalamath Gospel Hall, CO (EB) +1878-1909; (TW) 1909-1992; (TW-N) 1992-2021+
    • Denver Meeting Room +1878-1981; Englewood Meeting Room / 4th Avenue Gospel Hall 1981-2021+
    • c/o Mrs. M.A. Shaw @ 345 Larimer St. +1880+ (no meeting)
  • University Christian Center, CO (OB) +1982-1986
    • @ home of William D. Lansdown @ 3240 S. Race +1982; 1986 S. University Blvd. 1983-1986;
    • c/o Harvey Guikema @ 534 Mars Ct., Littleton +1982; William D. Lansdown 1983-1985; Harvey Guikema 1986;

Denver County

Denver

  • Elim Hall, Denver, CO (OB) @ 98 S. Pennsylvania 1901/1930-1938
    • in 1938, they merged with 6th Ave. to become Pearl St. Gospel Hall aka Denver Gospel Hall, then Denver Gospel Chapel, now Lakewood Bible Chapel, CO.
    • aka Ogden Street Bible Hall, Denver, CO]] (OB) @ 2428 Ogden St. 1901/+1927-1938
    • aka 11th Street Gospel Hall, Denver (OB) @ 812 S. 11th St. 1901-(1904+-1926)
      • aka Denver Bible Hall or the Sadler Meeting; met in rented space in downtown Denver;
    • c/o Robert McIlveen 1901+ (b. 1851 Ireland); Baptist minister by 1910; chiropractor by 1930
    • Henry Richard Sadler @ 1651 Arapahor St. 1901-1938 (b. 1861 England - d. 1946 Los Angeles, CA;
    • John Scroggie 1923-1938+;
    • Edward Brown +1938+;
  • South Denver Gospel Chapel, Denver, CO (OB) (1930+1936)-1946
    • remaining joined Denver Gospel Hall on Pearl St. in 1946, which became Denver Gospel Chapel in 1949, and became Southwest Bible Chapel in 1962, now known as Lakeside Bible Chapel, CO.
    • aka Evans & S. Lincoln Sts. Gospel Chapel aka Ford Meeting
    • c/o Glen Dickens @ 2171 S. Bannock St. +1936+; William Ford @ 601 Detroit St. +1936-1943+; Victor Oldtrogge +1936-1941/2/3?; Samuel Hayward @ 1834 S. Pearl St. +1943+

Did any of the above assemblies merge with Denver Gospel Chapel +1927-1962+?

  • Denver Gospel Hall, CO (OB AA) +1954-2020+
    • @ 2802 Welton St. +1954-1956+; 1631 E. 32nd Ave. +1958-1961; 1631 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 1962-2020+;
    • c/o Samuel Dalton @ 1331 W. Evans Ave. +1954-1956+; Ralph W. Rausch @ 3434 St. Paul St. +1958-1961; James F. Reynolds @ 3260 Bellaire St. 1962-1971, 1983-1985, 1997-2013; Curtis Holmes 1986-1996; Julian Spence 2014-2020+; Enos Daniels 2014-2016+; Sebin Francis +2018+; Isaac Low +2020+

* Did Denver Gospel Chapel, CO +1927-1962+ become Littleton Bible Chapel, CO in 1962?

    • Could also have split to become Arvada Gospel Chapel (1963-1964) & Southwest Bible Chapel (1963+)
  • Fellowship Bible Chapel, Denver, CO (OB) 1977-1987+
    • @ 4200 Grove St. 1977; 2875 Hawk 1978-1987+
    • c/o Steven Bennett @ 5110 Clay St. 1977; Gary Rapp @ Westminster 1978; Stephen Bennett @ 5940 W. 108th Circle, Broomfield 1979-1983+; Bob Haas @ Lakewood +1985;

Douglas County

Castle Rock

Highlands Ranch

  • Highlands Ranch Christian Fellowship (TW-P) ?-2019+

Parker

  • Parker Hills Bible Fellowship, CO (OB) 1956/2000-2020+
    • aka Belleview Bible Chapel 1956-1999
    • @ Parker Hills (2000-2010+): 10940 S. Parker Rd. 2000+; Pioneer Elem., 10881 Riva Ridge Dr. +2003-2010+; 7137 Parker Hills Ct. +2020+;
    • @ Englewood (1976-1999): 937 E. Bellview 1976-1978; 9550 E. Belleview Ave. 1979-1999;
    • @ Littleton (1956-1975): Belleview & Windemere Ave. @ Arapahoe Co. Fairgrounds 1956-1958; 4-H Building @ Arapahoe Co. Fairgrounds 1959-1962; 991 W. Prentice Ave. 1963-1965; Littleton YMCA 1966; 991 W. Prentice Ave. 1967-1975
    • c/o John Todd @ 275 Forest, Littleton 1956-1962; John J. Todd @ 5527 S. Foresthill St., Littleton 1963; LeRoy A. Hinkle @ 1648 S. Clarkson, Denver 1964-1971; D. Fleet @ 197 Forest Dr., Parker 1972-1976; Edward Ristow, Sr. @ Englewood 1977-1979; Robert C. Von Spiegel @ Denver 1980+; Larry Swenson @ Englewood +1982-1989; William James @ (12794 N. Woodland Trail, Parker 1990-1992; 8298 E. Phillips Pl., Englewood 1993-1998; 7821 Kelty Trl., Franktown 1999-2010+) 1990-1993, 1998-2000+; Roger Henderson @ Aurora +2003; Bill James @ Parker 2004-2010+; Josh Waltz +2020+;

Elbert County

Elbert

Elizabeth

Jefferson County

Golden

Lakewood

  • Lakewood Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1901/1963-2020+
    • aka Kalamath Street Gospel Hall (split from 11th St.) (OB) 1908-1912; 15th & Curtis Street Gospel Hall (OB) 1912+; 13th & Curtis Street Gospel Hall ?-1923; South Broadway Gospel Hall 1923-1925; 6th Ave Gospel Hall (OB) 1925-1927; Cherokee St. Gospel Hall (OB) 1927; 6th Ave Gospel Hall (OB) 1927-1938; Pearl St. Gospel Hall aka Denver Gospel Hall (OB) 1938-1949, but known as early as 1936 as Denver Gospel Hall also; South Broadway Gospel Chapel aka Denver Gospel Chapel 1949-1952; Vine Street Meeting aka Denver Gospel Chapel 1952-1963; Southwest Bible Chapel 1963-2018+;
    • @ 309 Cherokee St. +1927+; 2812 E. 6th Ave. +1936+; 389 S. Pearl St. +1943-1948+; 1545 S. Broadway +1950+; 1405 S. Vine St. +1954-1963; 5260 W. Florida Ave. 1963-2020+ (area Denver 1963-1985, Lakewood 1986-present)
    • c/o John Chambers @ 1534 Pontiac St. +1927-1936+; E.L. Ball +1948-1950+; John Scroggie +1954-1960; William B. Meisner 1961-1963; Francis E. Hatch, Sr. @ (Denver 1963-1971; Englewood 1972-1980+) 1963-1980+; Richard I. Crews @ Littleton & Colorado Springs +1982-2010+; Steve Chacon +2013; Thomas V. Kapp +2013-2020+; John Portman 2014-2018+; Matt Bowen +2020+;
    • Hives: Littleton Bible Chapel 1962-2020+

Littleton

  • Littleton Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1962-2020+
    • @ Littleton YMCA @ 2233 W. Shepperd 1962-1964; Mark Hopkins Elementary School @ 7171 S. Pennsylvania St., Centennial 1965-1968; 6023 S. Datura St. 1969-present;
    • prayer meetings in Herb and Alice Banks' home (OB) 1962-1969
    • c/o Herbert Banks @ 6520 S. Grant 1962-1990; Kyle Fink 2009-2018?;
    • hived from Denver Gospel Chapel, now known as Lakewood Bible Chapel.

Eastcentral Colorado

Kit Carson County

Burlington

  • Burlington Gospel Chapel, CO (OB) 1949-1991
    • @ 314 12th St. 1962-1991
    • c/o Ben F. Parmer (b. 1916 Burlington, CO - d. 2006 Burlington, CO) +1950-1958; Samuel Charles "Sam" Morrow (b. 1909 Beaver Valley, Kit Carson, CO - d. 2000 Burlington, CO) @ Kanorado, KS 1959-1991

Seibert

  • Seibert Schoolhouse Gospel Hall, CO (OB) +1932-1943+
    • about 16 mi. North (of Seibert?)
      • possibly north on 59 from Seibert 15.6 miles to LL, then 0.4 miles east.
    • c/o Simon P. Thorson (b. 1893 Hamilton County, IA - d. Kirk, Yuma, CO) +1936-1943+.
      • son of Nils Moland Thorson (b. 1855 Norway - d. 1936 Siebert, CO) & Olava Karen Lande Thorson (b. Norway 1863 - d. 1946 Siebert, CO). Lived in Cope, Washington, CO +1930-1940+
        • 1st wife: 1921 m. Jessie Florence Seamon (b. 1900 MO - d. 1935 Kirk, Yuma, CO)
          • son Leon Eldon Thorson (b. 1922 Seibert, CO - d. 2001 Cope, Washington, CO)
          • son Gene L. Thorson (b. 1924 CO)
          • son Leslie Rene Thorson (b. 1930 Seibert, CO - d. 2005 Brighton, Adams, CO)
        • 2nd wife: post-1940 m. Blanche P. Kittelson (b. 1894 IA - d. 1984 Wray, Yuma, CO) was a dau. of Nels Kittelson (b. 1869 Norway - d. 1957 Milford, Dickinson, IA) & Nellie Oline Anderson Kittelson (b. 1869 Mazon, Grundy, IL - d. 1954 Milford, Dickinson, IA). Blanche was Lutheran as a teenager, and a schoolteacher in Lakeville, Dickinson, IA in 1920, then taught social science in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO +1930-1940+.

Lincoln County

Limon

  • Limon Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1968-2020+
    • @ 385 J. Ave. 1968-present;
    • c/o Raymond W. Parmer 1968-1974; Roscoe Turner @ Kiowa 1975-1976; Jerry Allen 2007-2020+; Rob Larson 2007-2020+;

Northcentral Colorado

Boulder County

Boulder

  • Boulder Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1936/1952-2020+?
    • aka Boulder Gospel Hall +1936-1951
    • "Gospel testimony only" @ 1827 14th St. +1943+
    • @ 1827 14th St. +1948-1950+; 3090 7th St. +1954-2019+;
    • c/o Edward Corning Wolcott (b. 1862 Grinnell, IA - d. 1940 Boulder, CO]] @ 1914 S. Broadway +1936-1940; Donald Emory McCormick (b. 1900 Palisade, NE - d. 1995 Boulder, CO) +1943-1972; John R. Portman 1973-1978; Byron Emerson Blair (b. 1920 Chambersburg, PA - d. 1982 Boulder, CO) 1979-1982; Paul Lambert 1983-2020+;
  • Fairview Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1969-2007; 2010-+2020+
    • @ 368 N. 76th St. 1969-present
    • c/o Robert L. Peterson 1969-1971; A.W. Watt @ 8395 Baseline Rd. 1972-1976; Albert Finley "Bud" Lambert (b. 1914 Bushong, Lyon, KS - d. 2007 Boulder, CO) @ 2035 Bluebell Ave. 1977-1996; Robert L. Peterson 1997-1999; Steve Thomson @ Lafayette 2000-2004; Scott Valentine @ Lafayette +2006-2007, 2010+; Ed Morris 2010+; Bob Hathaway +2013-2020+; Dean S. Rogers +2013-2020+

Langford

Longmont

  • Longmont Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1927/1963-1997?
    • aka Longmont Gospel Hall +1927-1962
    • @ 6th & Sherman +1936-1986; 1900 Corey 1987-1989; 408 Sherman St. 1990-1992; 406 Sherman St. 1993-1995; 408 Sherman St. 1996-1997;
    • c/o Hastings A. Nesmith (b. 1859 Trimble, Athens, OH - d. 1944 Longmont, OH) @ 234 Third St. +1927+;
      • m. Roxy Addie Milner (b. 1863 Pontoosuc, Hancock, IL - d. 1933 Longmont, CO)
        • Roxy's father, Jonas Stratton Milner (b. 1858 IL - d. 1925 Belleville, KS)
    • c/o Joseph S. Milner (b. 1857 Union, Porter, IN (near Valparaiso) - d. 1940 Longmont, CO) @ 236 Petit St. +1936-1940; Carrol Jules Mahagan (b. 1908 Longmont, CO - d. Estes Park, CO) @ Lyons +1943-1950+; John Mahagan @ 1039 9th St. +1954; T.L. Anderson @ 1823 W. 9th Ave. 1955-1980+; Roscoe Earl Turner (b. 1906 Arcade, Phillips, KS - d. 2001 Longmont, CO) 1990-1991; James Leroy Steel (b. 1913 Pleasant, Monroe, IA - d. 1995 Greeley, CO) @ Greeley 1992-1995; Gerald Robert Bailey (b. 1929 Moscow, Latah, ID - d. 2018 Firestone, Weld, CO) 1996-1997;

Larimer County

Fort Collins

  • Fort Collins Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1967-1991
    • aka Fort Collins Assembly 1967-1970
    • @ Apple Woods Estates, 5431 Fossil Creek Dr. 1967-1968; 1700 Laporte Ave. #45, home of Roger Hathaway 1969-1971; 1802 Laporte Ave. 1972; 201 Whedbee 1973-1991
    • c/o Roger Hathaway @ 1008 Aspin Ave. 1967-1971; Howard Kohrmann Sr. 1972-1977; Richard Fisher @ 2016 Yorktown 1978-1980+; Keith D. Hickox +1982-1991;

Loveland

Northeast Colorado

Logan County

Crook

Morgan County

Fort Morgan

Phillips County

Haxtun

  • Haxtun Gospel Chapel, CO (OB) 1949-1983+
    • @ 2 blocks south of Hwy 6 on Hwy 59 +1950-1983+;
    • c/o Roy Earl Harrah (b. 1895 Grand River, Daviess, MO - d. 1988 Imperial, Chase, NE) +1950-1979;
    • Wayne A. Gibbs 1980-1982 m. Roy Harrah's dau. Mary
    • Frederick Peter "Fred" Secrist (b. 1925 Haxtun, CO - d. 2000 Haxtun, CO) 1983+ m. Roy Harrah's dau. Margaret

Washington County

Harrisburg

Weld County

Greeley

  • Fellowship Chapel, Greeley, CO (OB) 1979-2020+
    • aka Koinonia House 1979-1983+
    • @ 829 17th St. 1979-1985; 1203 12th Ave. 1986-2000+; 2100 22nd St. +2003-present
    • c/o Donald L. Norbie 1979-1983+; Douglas Norbie +1985-1991; Donald L. Norbie 1993; 2007-2014; James Martin 2007-2020+; Joe Jacob +2016-2020+;

Grover

Yuma County

Hale

  • Hale Gospel Meetings (OB) 1949
    • Ben F. Parmer (b. 1916 Burlington, CO - d. 2006 Burlington, CO) & William Morgan (Springfield, MO)

Wray

Yuma

  • Yuma Gospel Hall, CO (OB) +1943-1950+
    • @ Second & S. Albany, home of Roy Nelson Rinn (b. 1895 Longmont, CO - d. 1990 Loveland, CO) +1943-1950+
      • possibly absorbed Seibert and Wray assemblies.

Northwest Colorado

Eagle County

Gypsum

Garfield County

Parachute

Southcentral Colorado

Alamosa County

Alamosa

  • Alamosa Christian Gathering, CO (OB) +1982-1983+; 1986
    • aka Mosca Assembly, CO 1977-1980+;
    • Mosca 1977-1980; 6115 Lane 5 North, Mosca +1982-1983+; 10784 Hwy 160 E.
    • met at the home of Don C. Anderson 1977-1986
  • Calvary Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1982-2020+
    • @ 509 First St. +1982-1986; 7160 Brush Lane 1987-present
    • c/o John L. Landen (b. 1934) +1982-1986; Don C. Anderson 1987-2000+; Chester Jones @ Mosca +2003-2020+; Randy Brown 2009-2020+;

Huerfano County

Rouse

Pueblo County

Pueblo

  • Salon Biblico, CO aka Salon Biblico (OB Spanish & English) +1954-1977; 1983-2004+; 2007-2020+;
    • @ 1000 Palo Alto, Salt Creek +1954-1977, 1983-present;
    • c/o Leslie Sandberg @ 1201 Palo Alto +1954; Jerardo Reyes 1955-1977; Frank Luna 1983-2004+; 2007-2014+; Rueben Reyes +2013-2020+ ; Reza Zia-Ahmadi +2013-2020+;


Rio Grande County

Monte Vista

  • South Broadway Bible Chapel, CO (OB) 1977/+1982-1986
    • aka Monte Vista Assembly 1977-1980+;
    • @ 311 Washington St. 1977-1980+; 305 Broadway +1982-1986;
    • c/o Ivan Cark Rumsey (b. 1934 Hitchcock, OK - d. 2017 Billings, MT) 1977-1980+; Sgt. James Edward "Jim" Magness (b. 1929 - d. 2013 Monte Vista, CO) +1982-1986;

Southeast Colorado

Las Animas County

Trinidad

Southwest Colorado

Ouray County

Ridgway

  • Ridgway Community Church, CO @ 685 Sherman St. (ME) 1888-1974; (BC) 1974-1994; (OB BC) 1994-2020+
    • first recorded church in Ridgway, founded as Methodist Episcopal (ME);  Became an independent community church in 1974, then was listed in the OB AAB by 1994.  
    • c/o John Lamberson 1994-2018+

Westcentral Colorado

Delta County

Cedaredge

Delta

  • Grand Mesa Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1982/1987-1991
    • aka Surface Creek Valley Bible Fellowship +1982-1986;
    • @ home of Jim Wright +1982-1986; 2028 H 50 Rd. 1987+; 2136 J 50 Rd. +1989; 131 N. Bower Ave. #74, Palisade 1990-1991; possibly all home assemblies;
    • c/o Jim Wright +1982-1987+; Ken Staton +1989-1990-1991

Mesa County

Clifton

  • Clifton Bible Chapel, CO (OB) +1982-2020+
    • @ 523 32nd Rd. +1982-present
    • c/o Richard Bishop +1982-2020+; Kevin Grimes +2006-2008; Ken Landry 2009-2020+;