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 12, 2019
In this final sermon from the Minor Prophets, we look at Malachi and hear his warning against complacency.  We learn about several red flags, or warning signs, that help reveal if we have become complacent.  Also, we learn what to do if we have become complacent.
  • May 12, 2019Malachi
    May 12, 2019
    In this final sermon from the Minor Prophets, we look at Malachi and hear his warning against complacency.  We learn about several red flags, or warning signs, that help reveal if we have become complacent.  Also, we learn what to do if we have become complacent.
  • May 5, 2019Haggai
    May 5, 2019
    Haggai encourages God’s people to rebuild the temple and prioritize the Lord’s ministry.  We are reminded that we are all called to be involved in ministry, and we discover some timeless principles for getting involved in the Lord’s work.
  • Apr 28, 2019Zephaniah
    Apr 28, 2019
    In this sermon we learn that God is both severe and kind.  Even though we see both of these attributes of God throughout the Bible, we rarely think about how they relate.  We are encouraged to consider both so that we experience the kindness of God and avoid His severity. 
  • Apr 14, 2019Zechariah
    Apr 14, 2019
    In this unique sermon, we look at several verses from Zechariah where he speaks about a coming Messiah King.  We also look at several texts from the New Testament and we see how the passages from Zechariah are fulfilled by Jesus.  We are encouraged as we see the consistency of God’s Word and the significance of the last week of Jesus’ life before his death and resurrection.
  • Apr 7, 2019Habakkuk
    Apr 7, 2019
    In this sermon we discover several key lessons about what to do when life is tough.  We learn we can (and should) go to God with honesty even though His responses might not be easy.  We also learn God’s people live by faith (2:4).  We discover what this looks like and why this significant verse in Habakkuk is quoted three times in the New Testament.
  • Mar 31, 2019Nahum
    Mar 31, 2019
    We learn from this sermon how to think about evil and how to live in the world that is marked by evil.  We talk about how Christianity provides the most satisfying explanation to this problem.  We discover God will one day put an end to evil, and we talk about how this will be bad news for many and good news for those who respond correctly.
  • Mar 25, 2019Micah
    Mar 25, 2019
    Micah The gospel is the message of the Bible and it includes four important elements: God, man, Christ, and response.  We discover all four themes in the book of Micah, and we are encouraged to respond to the gospel with authentic faith.
  • Mar 17, 2019Jonah
    Mar 17, 2019
    Of all the prophets, we are probably most familiar with Jonah.  We like this book because it is a fascinating story, but our familiarity can prevent us from hearing the message.  We learn God wants His people to make Him known.  We discover several reasons why we don’t and why we should.
  • Mar 10, 2019Obadiah
    Mar 10, 2019
    Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament, yet it still has a significant message for us. We know God is sovereign, but we learn from this book what to do when it doesn’t seem like God is in control. We are called to trust His Word, trust His ways, and trust His timing.
  • Mar 3, 2019Joel
    Mar 3, 2019
    As we look at Joel, we discover the prophets have a clear message their audiences would have understood.  The prophets are more like preachers and less like fortune tellers.  The book of Joel has a simple message with three key elements: judgment, repentance, and salvation.  We need to return to this same simple message today!
  • Feb 24, 2019Hosea
    Feb 24, 2019
    We look at this challenging book, and discover God’s love is greater than our love.  We see how God’s love is unique, jealous, satisfying, affectionate, sacrificial, and relentless.  We talk about some of our love songs, and how God’s love is greater than even our greatest love songs! 
  • Feb 10, 2019Amos
    Feb 10, 2019
    We begin this series by looking at the book of Amos because this book provides us with a good example of how to read the prophets.  We focus on the audience and the author, and we learn why we need to hear from this prophet.  We discover the problem that led Amos to preach against God’s people.  While the tone of the book is challenging, we also see a promise that God will remain faithful to His people and His plan.

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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 Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, Jason who resides in Lafayette, CO with his wife Kelsey, and Janette who lives in 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
Jonathan Noggle
Music Ministry Intern

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