Welcome to the Sanctuary
Our Mission at The Sanctuary is to make God visible to Morgan County by doing His will, so that all who see God through us might become fully devoted followers of Christ.
We see ourselves bound together and energized by faith, love and commitment to Jesus Christ . Even though you may not yet share that faith, love and commitment , you are most welcome to be with us, to belong here and to experience what we are about. Then, if you are attracted and persuaded by what you see, you may want to set down roots here long-term. And if you don’t you will always be our friend
Meet our Staff
Ordained April 30, 1998; served Colorado Assemblies of God churches at Cedaredge, Stoneham, and Fort Morgan. Married to Billie since May 24,1975 and blessed with two wonderful children and their families – Amanda & Charles Gravely, and Samantha & Scott Meadows. He is a six-year firefighter and chaplain with the Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire Department and similarly served the New Raymer-Stoneham Fire Protection District for 13 years. He has served the Colorado Fire Chaplains Association (CFCA) for ten years, presently as 1st VP & Treasurer. He is a member/past member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains, the Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He served with the United States Navy for 6 years Colorado Fire Chaplains Association, CFCA
2013 December 24th First Service at New Location
2013 Services at the Clarion waiting on new building
2012 December 30th Last service at downtown campus
2011 Gary & Billie Meadows replace retiring Pastor Ben & Brenda Baughman
2001 West Campus purchased
1988 Pastors Ben & Brenda Baughman begin a long tenure and change the name to The Sanctuary
1987 pastor Rex Carroll and the Log Lane Church joined the First assemblies & Strengthen the Congregation.
1986 Ken Smith Fort Morgans Postmaster, Began pastoring and restoring the health of the Church
1980’s difficult years, nearly closed the church
1977 Church was purchased from the First Presbyterian Church
1923-1975 Changes of many kinds took place during these years. Renamed the Church to Fort Morgan First Assemblies. Approximately 50 pastors during this time.
1925-1930 Several Churches were founded out of the Fort Morgan Tabernacle including New Raymer and Brush
1923Building on 7th and Main was dedicated Founding Pastors left church. Theodore returned to England and Eric became a missionary in Upper Volta
1922 Church Set in order as an Assemblies Of God General Counsel Church
1921 Fort Morgan Gospel Tabernacle Eric & Theodore Booth-Clibborn grandsons of General Booth , Founder of the Salvation Army
The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas with 300 people at the founding convention. Today there are 13,023 churches in the U.S. with over 3 million members and adherents. There are more than 67 million Assemblies of God members worldwide, making the Assemblies of God the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination. The U.S. Assemblies of God national office is located at 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Missouri. It houses the denomination’s executive and administrative offices, service divisions and departments, and the Gospel Publishing House printing plant which ships over 6 tons of literature daily.