Springs Reformed Church was originally organized in 1981 as the “Colorado Springs Reformed Presbyterian Fellowship”.
The church consisted of a few couples and individuals who had been meeting as a Bible study group and commuting on Sundays to worship at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church in Westminster, Colorado.
The church met in the home of Bob and Ruth Mann (Bob is now an Elder Emeritus in this congregation) for about three years. Then one of the organizing families bought a home that had a five car garage. God provided a loan and many gifts that enabled us to remodel that garage into a meeting place that could seat about 50 people. We met in this “garage” for about 10 years and we were pastored by Bruce Backensto for the first five years.
In 1986, the church called J. Paul McCracken to be our pastor. In 1992, God provided so that the congregation could buy an old, unoccupied church building in downtown Colorado Springs. After extensive remodeling, the building became a wonderful space in which to worship and fellowship. As we made the move to the new building, we shortened our name to “Springs Reformed Church”.
In 2002, Pastor J. Paul McCracken retired from ministerial work (Pastor J. Paul McCracken passed on to be with our Lord and Savior on July 17, 2012), at which time David Reese, who interned with Pastor McCracken during his final year of pastoral service, completed his seminary training and accepted a call from this congregation to begin to serve full time as our pastor.
In 2010, the church called Alex Tabaka to be the associate pastor with his focus being to get a new church plant started in Monument, CO. The Monument work, Tri-Lakes Reformed Church, held their first worship service on March 13, 2011 and was officially organized on December 15, 2013, at which time Pastor Tabaka was called to be the pastor of that congregation.
In January of 2014, the church called Jason Ryce to be the new associate pastor of Springs Reformed Church. Pastor Ryce was previously the pastor of the Tucson RPC in Tucson AZ, and was installed as associate pastor of Springs Reformed Church in April of 2014.
Our attendance each Lord’s Day morning now averages around 160 people among whom there are single folks, younger and older married couples, and families (including a plethora of covenant children).
We praise God that he was pleased to raise up this congregation to worship and serve Him, and that He continues to add to our numbers those who are seeking to worship Him in “spirit and truth” (John 4:24).