Take Your Next Step

We exist to introduce people to Jesus and lead them in their next step with Him.

We love people and are grateful for all of the steps people take to move closer to Jesus. Church is more than a service on the weekend. We’re here to help you connect to other people, build a strong family, and lead you in your next step with Jesus.


1889-1891: Stepping Out in Faith

In 1889, a small group began meeting to study the Bible and pray for their friends and eventually took action to become one of the first churches in Longmont on July 5, 1891.

1892-1894: Growing Beyond the Walls

This little church, which eventually became First Christian Church, began to grow. In 1894, a building was built in downtown Longmont for their first home.

1903: The Little White Church

For 63 years, a little white church on the corner of Sixth and Coffman streets was home to those devoted Christians.

1936: Planning Begins

With a heart to serve the community and a desire to reach lost people, First Christian Church once again outgrew its facilities. The leadership began to plan for a larger building.

1965: First Christian At Sixth & Coffman

In 1965, a new church building was constructed. Throughout the years, additions and upgrades were made at Sixth and Coffman streets on the land acquired years earlier.

1991: First Christian Moves to Highway 66

Having grown beyond the city block on Coffman Street, First Christian sought relocation. They moved to their current location on Highway 66 in 1991 as Rick Rusaw joined as Lead Pastor.

1995: Becoming Externally Focused

Growth once again necessitated additions to the building in 1995 and they began their transition from being primarily an “attractional” church to an externally focused church.

1999: A Name Change

In 1999, First Christian Church changed their name to LifeBridge Christian Church.

2006: Moving North With a New Campus

In the fall of 2006, a campus was launched in the Johnstown area to offer great experiences, a connection to God, and resources from a large church.

2012: Reaching The Latino Community

LifeBridge launched the Puente de Vida campus in southeast Longmont to expand its focus to the Spanish-speaking community.

2019: New Leadership

Matt Hessel becomes the new Lead Pastor for LifeBridge.