St. John The Baptist Church

Come worship the Lord. Pray with us in the same way as the early Christians. Pueblo, CO
St. John The Baptist Church
St. John The Baptist Church
St. John The Baptist Church
St. John The Baptist Church
St. John The Baptist Church

Who We Are

The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For over twenty centuries she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Conservative, Historic

Programs
Missions, Adult Education, Faith and Work

Music
A capella, Psalms a capella

Denomination
Orthodox (Greek)

Language
English, Greek

Founded
Founded in 1905 with over 100 years of uninterrupted church services.

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1010 Spruce St
Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone
(719) 544-8554

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
In an Orthodox church there is only one Eucharistic service (Divine Liturgy) per Sunday, and it is preceded by an hour-long service of Matins (or Orthros) and several short preparatory services before that. There is no break between these services. The members of the church sing most of the service responses in both English and Greek.

What is the community like?
Our church family is made up of all different kinds of people from many walks of life. We welcome all who desire to worship our Lord in the same manner as the early Christians. We have a coffee hour after church service every Sunday that is more like lunch than just coffee and donuts.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Our priests are most willing to sit and discuss our faith with anyone who asks.

Leadership View all

Fr. Stephen Powley
Presiding Priest

Fr. Stephen has been happily married to Presvytera Ashley since May 14, 1977. Their grown family are: Tara & Greg Pappas, Jessica & Andrew Reale, Justin & Lauren Powley, and Stephen Powley. Presvytera Ashley is a retired grade school teach. In his free time, Fr. Stephen loves mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing. Before entering into ministry, he worked for the Forest Service as a smoke jumper, parachuting into wilderness areas to fight forest fires. He also worked for the National Park Service, directing the Youth Conservation Corps at the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone National Parks. Fr. Stephen had a dramatic conversion to the Christian Faith while crewing on a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean which began a spiritual journey that led him to eventually enter the ministry to serve the Lord with his life. After graduating from seminary, Fr. Stephen became an Evangelical Protestant pastor. He and his wife, Ashley, continued their spiritual journey and it led them to the Orthodox Faith. They became convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that the Orthodox Church was indeed the very same Church that Christ had founded on this earth. It had not changed or evolved with any of the winds of doctrine that came about over the centuries. They became Orthodox in 1983 before their children were born. He became a prison chaplain in January of 1985 and served in every level of security until his retirement in August of 2010. Fr. Stephen loves being the priest at St. John's and the wonderful people he has the privilege to serve. If you are looking into the Orthodox Faith and have any questions...please email Fr. Stephen. He would be delighted to speak with you.

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