---About Us

We have a high view of the Bible and we want everything we do and believe to be driven by God’s Word.  We have a high view of Jesus.  We want to see people become disciples of Jesus and grow as disciples of Jesus.  
We affirm the following confession of faith, the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.
I. The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.
Service Times: 9:00 am & 10:45 am
5680 Stetson Hills BLVD

Colorado Springs, CO 80917 

 ---Our Ministers
DR. CHRIS MOOREPastor  Contact Me
Chris serves as Pastor of Vista Grande Baptist Church.  His primary responsibilities include preaching, teaching, shepherding, and providing leadership.  Chris and Whitney met in the 8th grade in Conway, Arkansas.  They were married in 2002, and they have four children: William, Annabelle, Nathan, and Brooklyn (the only true Colorado native in the family!) Chris has served churches in Arkansas and Texas.  He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, and he earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Chris is passionate about biblical preaching and leading the church to be shaped by God’s Word.  He enjoys equipping “the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12).  
His favorite Bible passage is probably whatever text he is preaching that week.  If you forced him to only choose one text, he would go with Romans 1:16.
The family enjoys any opportunity to go and play in the mountains, but they especially enjoy skiing.  They watch the Broncos, but they yell for the Razorbacks!

May 21, 2018
1 Samuel 29-31
In this final sermon in the 1 Samuel series, we discover several keys for taking the path of David that leads to life.  First, learn how to strengthen yourself in the Lord.  Second, use God-ordained methods for making decisions.  Third, be quick to bless others.  Fourth, live so that you leave a great legacy.
  • May 21, 20181 Samuel 29-31
    May 21, 2018
    1 Samuel 29-31
    In this final sermon in the 1 Samuel series, we discover several keys for taking the path of David that leads to life.  First, learn how to strengthen yourself in the Lord.  Second, use God-ordained methods for making decisions.  Third, be quick to bless others.  Fourth, live so that you leave a great legacy.
  • May 13, 20181 Samuel 28
    May 13, 2018
    1 Samuel 28
    In this strange story, Saul consults with a medium and speaks with Samuel who is dead. The Bible gives us examples to follow and examples to avoid. We learn to avoid the path of Saul, and we discover the path that leads to life.
  • May 7, 20181 Samuel 25-27
    May 7, 2018
    1 Samuel 25-27
    In this sermon we are reminded that as disciples of the King we are always learning and growing. We discover several key areas where we should be maturing. A growing disciple of the King is teachable, convictional, and wise.
  • Apr 29, 20181 Samuel 23-24
    Apr 29, 2018
    1 Samuel 23-24
    In this sermon we see the patience of God’s King.  His patience attracts us to Him, and it compels us to develop patience in our own lives.  We discover what it looks like to wait on the Lord, to be patient with one another, and to be patient when we are opposed.
    Recommended Book:

    Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

  • Apr 22, 20181 Samuel 21-22
    Apr 22, 2018
    1 Samuel 21-22
    In this sermon we discover God’s King is not only powerful but humble and vulnerable.  We see why this should attract us to Him and why it should compel to live like Him. 
  • Apr 15, 20181 Samuel 18-20
    Apr 15, 2018
    1 Samuel 18-20
    In this sermon, we discover the two responses to God’s King. Saul represents those who reject God’s king, and we see several characteristics associated with this path: jealousy, anger, fear, and irrationality. Jonathan is an often overlooked Bible character who is a wonderful example of what it looks like to follow God’s king. The marks of a faithful follower are sacrifice, courage, allegiance, and a deep, lasting commitment. We see these same two responses to God’s King today.
  • Apr 8, 20181 Samuel 17
    Apr 8, 2018
    1 Samuel 17
    We look at one of the most familiar and loved stories of the Bible, David verses Goliath. Sometimes our familiarity with a story can prevent us from hearing the real meaning of the story. We discover this chapter has the same theme as 1 Samuel 16: “the Lord sees not as man sees.” We are reminded that we must rethink how we view our situation, others, ourselves, and power.
  • Mar 25, 20181 Samuel 16
    Mar 25, 2018
    1 Samuel 16

    1 Samuel 16

    God wants us to see as He sees.  We discover several important areas we need to rethink in order to gain God’s perspective on life.  We need to rethink our situation, others, ourselves, and greatness. 
  • Mar 18, 20181 Samuel 12-15
    Mar 18, 2018
    1 Samuel 12-15
    In this sermon we focus on 1 Samuel 15, and we learn the common characteristics and patterns of rebellion, or sin, against the king.  First, rebellion is anything other than complete and immediate obedience.  Second, rebellion is driven by greed.  Third, rebellion is irrational and leads to more rebellion.  Finally, we look at Hebrews 10 and discover how our rebellion can be overcome.
  • Mar 11, 20181 Samuel 8-11
    Mar 11, 2018
    1 Samuel 8-11
    We learn several key truths about the King from this text.  First, we are quick to reject God as our King.  Second, we easily become enslaved to other masters.  Third, God the King will give us over to our desires.  Fourth, God the King is gracious.
  • Mar 4, 20181 Samuel 5-7
    Mar 4, 2018
    1 Samuel 5-7
    In this passage we learn that God advances His kingdom through judgment. We often don’t think about this biblical teaching, but we discover why we should rejoice in God’s judgment and what difference this makes for us today. We also see several ways this passage points us to Christ and why this makes us desire God’s judgments.
  • Feb 18, 20181 Samuel 3
    Feb 18, 2018
    1 Samuel 3
    In this sermon, we learn about several barriers that often prevent us from hearing God’s Word: inexperience, apathy, and sin.  We also learn how we can overcome these barriers and hear from God.  We talk about what it means for us to hear God’s Word.
  • Feb 11, 20181 Samuel 2
    Feb 11, 2018
    1 Samuel 2
    God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.  We see this theme in Hannah’s song and we see it throughout the chapter.  We learn how the priests are arrogant and how God brings them low in his wrath.  Samuel is an example of humility, and he is exalted and shown grace.  We discover how this text points forward to the King, and how God’s wrath and grace meet in a unique way at the cross. 
  • Feb 5, 20181 Samuel 1
    Feb 5, 2018
    1 Samuel 1
    Hannah is the main character in 1 Samuel 1 and we learn important kingdom principles from her.  First, God’s kingdom brings hope to the hopeless.  Hannah’s hopelessness is a picture of Israel’s spiritual barrenness and she is a picture of our need.  The good news is that God delights in bringing hope to us in our desperation.  Second, we learn God’s kingdom brings honor to the humble.  Hannah is a picture of humility that God honors, and we discover how this story points us to the ultimate example of humility.

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JAY HILL – Minister of Music  Contact Me
Pastor Jay Hill began serving at Vista Grande in January 2006. He plans, leads and administrates all facets of our Worship Ministry including choirs for all ages, orchestra, hand bells, and our drama teams. His most significant music role is in planning and leading our Sunday morning worship services. Two principles form the foundation of the music ministry. We must find a way to worship together across the generations and we must train up the next generation of Church musicians. Our morning worship services are identical, prayerfully designed to give the whole congregation the opportunity to worship. Our choral/vocal program begins at age four with an emphasis on music and worship education.  On a personal note, Jay married Jerri Naul in 1983. They have three grown children: Jessica, who lives in Athens, Ohio, Jason who resides in Lafayette, CO with his wife Kelsey, and Janette who is a senior at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  Jay received a B.S. degree in Education in 1982 from New Mexico State University and a Master of Music degree in 1990 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on the pastoral staff of three churches, First Baptist, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Bethel Baptist, McMinnville, Oregon, and Vista Grande. In his spare time Jay is a bit of a do it yourselfer working around the house or on one of the cars. When time allows he is an amateur woodworker and he loves to read simply for the pleasure of the written word.
DEVIN KNUCKLES – Minister of Administration  Contact Me
Devin began serving as Minister of Administration at Vista Grande Baptist Church in September of 2014.  He and his wife Korin have six children.
Devin brings experience from the Non-profit world as well as the Private Sector.  He served a large Non-Profit as the Assistant to the President for Community Relations and also was the Director of HR for a Government Contractor.   He graduated from the Master’s International University of Divinity with a Master’s of Ministry and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Biblical History degree.
The preeminence of Christ and of the Word must be the center of ministry.  Devin’s ministry philosophy is adamant that ministry not elevate the experience over truth.  People must be nurtured and established in the faith through Christ centered ministry.  He believes ministry should first and foremost call individuals to connect with God’s family through faith in Christ, and then: communicate God’s grace through the teaching of the Word so their faith can grow; provide grace centered community; provide opportunities to serve and discover their God given gifts and calling; provide opportunities to share Christ’s love and multiply their faith; and challenge and encourage them to godly living, authentic worship and love for one another. Devin’s goal is that people will come to realize that “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)
The Knuckles family enjoys road trips, “wacky ball,” ice cream, and serving God’s people.   
MICHAEL LUSK – Minister to Students  Contact Me
Michael works directly with the youth ministry team, and he also provides pastoral oversight for the children’s ministry and our children’s ministry director.  Michael met his wife, Kati, during his final year of college at OBU. Michael is from Plano, Texas and Kati is from Omaha, Nebraska. They have 3 children: Liliahna, Aleah, and Cason.  
Michael went to college at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas where he received a BA in Biblical Studies.  He then went to seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and received a Masters of Divinity.  Michael has ministered to youth and families for the past 15 years at churches in Arkansas, Tennessee,  and Texas, and he now feels very at home in Colorado.  
Michael desires to see children and youth know Jesus and make much of Jesus in every part of their lives.   The goal of our ministry is to ENGAGE children and youth in a relationship with Jesus and with Godly adults who are modeling Christ-likeness, ENCOURAGE them to grow in their faith in Christ, and EQUIP them to serve others and to be disciple makers.  Our prayer is that children, youth, and families will live life abundantly in Christ (John 10:10), and that they will be rooted and built up in Christ and established in the faith (Colossians 2:6).
The Lusk family enjoys skiing together, being outdoors doing almost anything, and Friday night pizza.  Michael enjoys men’s softball, golf, racquetball, watching sports (especially the Texas Longhorns and Texas Rangers), reading, a good cup of coffee, and deep conversation.
Hae Won Suh – Pastor of Korean Baptist Mission  Contact Me


Hae Won and his wife, Ok Chi, came to Colorado Springs in November 1978 from Seoul, South Korea. Hae Won immediately began serving as pastor of the Korea Baptist Mission (KBM) at Calvary Baptist Church in Colorado Springs with support from the Pikes Peak Baptist Association and the Colorado Baptist General Convention. He graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He took ROTC courses in college and served as a Korean Army infantry officer for two years. He later graduated from Capital Baptist Seminary in Seoul.

He worked for the Korea Baptist Mission office in Seoul as an assistant business manager for the Southern Baptist missionaries from America for ten years.


As a pastor and preacher for the past forty years, he is passionate about Biblical preaching and teaching. He has baptized over 500 people throughout the years. One glorious and amazing thing is that a single pastor has served at the same church for forty years. Pastor Hae Won believes this is a blessing from God and can only happen by the grace of God.

HIs wife, Ok Chi, is a professional tailor and enjoys helping people with their fashion and tailoring needs.

 ---Children’s Ministry
Denise Carson
Vista Kids Preschool Director
Jimmy Peck
Children’s Ministry Director
 ---Office Staff
Kim Carmichael
Financial Administration
Mon – Thu: 8 – 5
Fri: 8 – 3:30
Danielle Doyle
Tech Admin & Student Ministries
Mon-Fri: 8 – 2:30
Gwen Gunn
Ministry Assistant
Mon-Thu: 8 – 3:30
Fri: 8 – 12
Karen Pabich
Ministry Assistant
Mon – Thu: 9 – 5
Lori Root
Publicity and Records 
Mon-Fri: 9 – 5
 ---Facilities Staff
John Gleason
Facilities Manager
Scott Pence
Facilities Manager Assistant
Todd Rhinehart
Facilities Manager Assistant
Other Staff
Richard Brice

Jonathan Noggle
Ethan Mitchell
Josiah Mitchell
Jonathan Noggle
Music Ministry Intern
Clark Valentine
Student Ministry Intern