In the early 1960′s Stan and Kay Haukeness and their six children moved to Durango. While there were many wonderful churches in the area, there was no LCA Lutheran church. They shared their desire for a Lutheran congregation with their former pastor, who in turn passed it on to the Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod. One day the Rev. Roger Pettenger arrived on their doorstep ready to knock on every door in Durango. In 1964, the charter was signed by 65 adults, making Christ the King Lutheran Church a reality.
Today the congregation has around 500 members. The church that was built in a gravel pit on the edge of town has tripled in size, is used 365 days a year and includes an infant to preschool early learning center. We still have a casual, family atmosphere, but with four weekly services, not all our family members know each other anymore!
You can read about our values here…
… and here’s some logistical information:
Please join us for a worship service or another activity, even if you’re only in the area for a day or so.
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