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!

Nov 25, 2018
Walking Worthy & the New You
Ephesians 4:17-32
Every person has a deep longing to experience a new and better version himself or herself.  The good news is God has revealed how we can truly become what we were created to be.  The good news continues as God provides for us what we need to experience this new version of ourselves.  Listen to this sermon and learn how to become the new you.
  • Nov 25, 2018Walking Worthy & the New You
    Nov 25, 2018
    Walking Worthy & the New You
    Ephesians 4:17-32
    Every person has a deep longing to experience a new and better version himself or herself.  The good news is God has revealed how we can truly become what we were created to be.  The good news continues as God provides for us what we need to experience this new version of ourselves.  Listen to this sermon and learn how to become the new you.
  • Nov 18, 2018Gifts For Walking Worthy
    Nov 18, 2018
    Gifts For Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 4:7-16
    We discover that while we are called to unity, we also need diversity in the church.  Christ has given the church a diversity of gifts to be used so that He is made known.  We talk about how to discover and develop your gift.
  • Nov 11, 2018Walking Worthy in Unity
    Nov 11, 2018
    Walking Worthy in Unity
    We discover that a significant part of walking worthy is being unified with God’s people.  We talk about the importance and practice of unity.  Also, we learn how to get motivated when our instinct is fight or flight.
  • Nov 4, 2018A Prayer for Walking Worthy
    Nov 4, 2018
    A Prayer for Walking Worthy
    In this passage, we see Paul’s second prayer he prays for the Ephesian church.  We know prayer is important and we know we should pray.  However, we often don’t quite know how or what to pray.  In this sermon we ask the basic
    questions about prayer, and we discover what biblical prayer looks like.
    Discussion Questions
  • Oct 28, 2018An Example of Walking Worthy
    Oct 28, 2018
    An Example of Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 3:1-13
    We are often guilty of “do as I say, but not as I do.”  In this passage we learn from the example of Paul who calls the church to walk worthy and provides us with a real life example what this looks like.  We see three important characteristics: sacrifice for God’s people, faithful to God’s message, and motivated by God’s glory.
  • Oct 21, 2018Walking Worthy Together
    Oct 21, 2018
    Walking Worthy Together
    We do not walk worthy merely as individuals.  We are designed to walk worthy together as a team.  We discover several keys for walking worthy together: get connected, work for unity, and partner together with God’s people. 
  • Oct 14, 2018The Big Story Behind Walking Worthy
    Oct 14, 2018
    The Big Story Behind Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 2:1-10
    In this important text we discover the big story behind walking worthy.  God doesn’t randomly appear on the scene one day and tell us to walk worthy.  When we understand and appreciate the bigger story of what God has done and what He is doing, we are truly motivated to walk worthy.
  • Sep 30, 2018What we Need for Walking Worthy
    Sep 30, 2018
    What we Need for Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 1:15-23
    In this passage, we discover what we need for walking worthy.  We often think that what we need is something new in addition to what we have, and this is usually how we pray.  But what we really need is simply to know the blessings that already belong to us in Christ.  We need to know what God will do for us, what God has done for us, and what God is doing for us so that we walk worthy.
  • Sep 23, 2018Motivation for Walking Worthy
    Sep 23, 2018
    Motivation for Walking Worthy
    The main theme of this passage is blessing.  We learn God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.  We are motivated to walk worthy as we discover the Father has planned our blessings, the Son has accomplished our blessings, and the Holy Spirit has applied our blessings.
  • Sep 16, 2018Walking Worthy
    Sep 16, 2018
    Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 1:1-2
    In this introductory sermon to the series, we learn about the author, the audience, and the message of Ephesians.  We look at two key words we see in the introduction: grace and peace.  We discover these are important themes that run throughout the letter.  Since God has established peace between us and Himself and has shown grace to us in Christ, we should be quick to work for peace with others and extend grace to others who don’t deserve it.  We learn how these key concepts fit within the overall context of the letter to the Ephesians, and we learn what difference this makes for us today.

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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 Leaders
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 – 3:00
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