Where It All Began
On July 12th, 2005, Doug and Shellie, with their children Caleb and Katelyn (then aged 10 and 8, relocated to the northeast side of Denver. On August 18th, 2005, Orchard Church began meeting regularly on Sunday mornings with a small core group of young families and singles. The Church saw rapid growth and soon approximately 50 attendees came each week. On Easter Sunday of 2006, the church was publicly launched at the Courtyard Marriot on Tower Road. Over 135 attended!
On Sunday, January 7, 2007, the Church began meeting at the new 600-seat Prairie View High School Auditorium in the Reunion area, just south of Brighton. In the Spring of 2010, Orchard added a second service to accommodate the growth, and in the Fall of 2013, a third service was needed as the church began averaging over a 1,000 in attendance every Sunday. In the Fall of 2014, the church purchased 38 acres right next to Prairie View High School and finished construction of their building in September of 2017. Orchard is now meeting in their new 50,000 square foot facility and as of January 2018, averaging 2,200 people every weekend!