The Story of New Horizons Christian Church

In our beginning...

New Horizons has a long history in the Tri-Town community. It all began in 1919 in Frederick when the community presented the Frederick Community Christian Church with property at 4th & Walnut. The community came together and built the church in one day.

In January 1971, the building was destroyed by a fire due to a faulty heater. Before the fire was even extinguished, St. Teresa's Catholic Church and the Tri-Town Lions Club offered help.

The Tri-Town Lion’s Club building was chosen as the new meeting site until the church was able to provide for a new facility. In October of 1971, the Church Board agreed to purchase a 30’x90’ barracks building from A-1 Movers in Denver. The building had once been an Army barracks in Fitzsimmons Army Base. The building didn’t conform to Frederick building codes, so it was not allowed to be placed on the existing church property.

Clem DuFour, the Mayor of Dacono, under the cities direction, offered a clear deed to the property now known as 530 Cherry Street. The barracks building was then moved to the site and placed on a basement foundation February 17, 1972. Volunteers worked endlessly to be able to hold Easter services in the building.

Upon moving to Dacono, the church changed its name to Village Christian Church, and was later changed to New Horizons Christian Church. In 2002, Rob Thomas, with his wife Jackie and daughters, came to pastor the church.

In 2015, New Horizons moved to 701 Carbondale Drive, Dacono.

As the church expanded it needed more space for its community outreach programs like the Weld Food Bank. In 2015, New Horizons moved to 701 Carbondale Drive, Dacono. The congregation celebrated with grateful hearts during the opening at a Thanksgiving service on November 29, 2015. “The community and congregation have really pulled together, investing their time, their skills and their finances to make this new location on Highway 52 a focal point in Dacono. Transforming the building from a restaurant to a house of worship has been a labor of love for all involved. The impact the new location has had already is not surprising to us, given that transformation is what we’re all about." said Pastor Rob Thomas.

The church only continues to grow and serve the Tri-Town community.